Book Reviews

Picture Me Gone Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Missing-man mystery best for sophisticated teen readers.
By Meg Rosoff
(2013)
A Raisin in the Sun Book Poster Image
age 13+
Explosive play shows hopes, struggles of urban black family.
By Lorraine Hansberry
(2004)
Outside Beauty Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Golddigger mom takes daughters along for the ride.
By Cynthia Kadohata
(2008)
Shining On: 11 Star Authors' Illuminating Stories Book Poster Image
age 13+
Short stories about coming of age; some sexual references.
By Lois Lowry
(2007)
The Pull of the Ocean Book Poster Image
age 13+
Unsettling French fable may confuse and alarm kids.
By Jean-Claude Mourlevat
(2006)
Walking Mary Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Intriguing tale with mature themes; best for teens.
By James VanOosting
(2005)
Guys Write for Guys Read Book Poster Image
age 13+
Short stories by male authors. Some good, some iffy stuff.
By Jon Scieszka
(2005)
The Glory Field Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Stunning saga of an African-American family.
By Walter Dean Myers
(1994)
The Voice on the Radio Book Poster Image
age 13+
Suspense and page-turning excitement for teens.
By Caroline B. Cooney
(1996)
The Face on the Milk Carton Book Poster Image
age 13+
A gripping, emotionally complex page-turner.
By Caroline B. Cooney
(1991)
Whatever Happened to Janie? Book Poster Image
age 13+
Fans of the first book will devour this one.
By Caroline B. Cooney
(1993)
8 Plus 1 Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Sensitive portraits of kids growing up.
By Robert Cormier
(1991)