Book Reviews

age 13+
 
Less mystery, more romance as Hitler consolidates power.
By Anne Blankman
(2015)
age 13+
 
Stylish mystery has black magic, romance in '20s London.
By Teri Brown
(2014)
age 13+
 
Compelling mystery offers intro, insight into Hitler's rise.
By Anne Blankman
(2014)
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age 13+
 
Searing account of teen D-Day soldier is powerful, gory.
By Walter Dean Myers
(2013)
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age 13+
 
Missing-man mystery best for sophisticated teen readers.
By Meg Rosoff
(2013)
age 13+
 
Intriguing tale of magician's true powers in '20s New York.
By Teri Brown
(2013)
age 13+
 
First in fun series is like a Downton Abbey for teens.
By Leila Rasheed
(2013)
age 13+
 
Zombies invade classic comedy of manners for laughs, groans.
By Jane Austen, Seth Grahame-Smith
(2009)
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age 13+
 
Clever adventure depicts Victorian streets with sly humor.
By Terry Pratchett
(2012)
age 13+
 
Tantalizing mix of historical romance, supernatural epic.
By Philippa Gregory
(2012)
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age 13+
 
Moving fictional diaries of Russia's last four tsarinas.
By Sarah Miller
(2011)
age 13+
 
Explosive play shows hopes, struggles of urban black family.
By Lorraine Hansberry
(2004)
age 13+
 
Harrowing fictionalization of the war in Kosovo.
By Katherine Paterson
(2009)
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age 13+
 
Lyrical but realistic; teens may need Irish history lesson.
By Siobhan Dowd
(2008)
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age 13+
 
Golddigger mom takes daughters along for the ride.
By Cynthia Kadohata
(2008)
age 13+
 
Unsettling French fable may confuse and alarm kids.
By Jean-Claude Mourlevat
(2006)
age 13+
 
Engrossing read with strong 17th-century heroine.
By Katherine Sturtevant
(2006)
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age 13+
 
Powerful testament to humanity in Nazi Germany.
By Markus Zusak
(2006)
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age 13+
 
Intriguing tale with mature themes; best for teens.
By James VanOosting
(2005)
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age 13+
 
Stunning saga of an African-American family.
By Walter Dean Myers
(1994)

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