Book Reviews

age 13+
Girl hides as boy for harrowing journey west in taut tale.
By Rae Carson
(2015)
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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Searing account of teen D-Day soldier is powerful, gory.
By Walter Dean Myers
(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 Seth Grahame-Smith, Jane Austen
(2009)
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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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Moving fictional diaries of Russia's last four tsarinas.
By Sarah Miller
(2011)
age 13+
Harrowing fictionalization of the war in Kosovo.
By Katherine Paterson
(2009)
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Authentic look at high school football culture and drug use.
By Carl Deuker
(2007)
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Lyrical but realistic; teens may need Irish history lesson.
By Siobhan Dowd
(2008)
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+
Makes history exciting for teens.
By Ann Rinaldi
(1996)
age 13+
Moving historical fiction about life under a dictatorship.
By Julia Alvarez
(2004)
age 13+
A preposterous but entertaining yarn.
By Caroline B. Cooney
(1996)
age 13+
Fascinating, graphic look at Salem witch trials.
By Kathryn Lasky
(1994)

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