Book Reviews

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes: A Hunger Games Novel Book Poster Image
age 13+
Equally violent prequel shows notorious dictator as a teen.
By Suzanne Collins
(2020)
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Two Can Keep a Secret Book Poster Image
age 13+
Teen thriller is heavy on clichés, light on thrills.
By Karen M. McManus
(2019)
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A Very Large Expanse of Sea Book Poster Image
age 13+
Muslim teen busts stereotypes in bitterly funny school tale.
By Tahereh Mafi
(2018)
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War Storm: Red Queen, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Occasional thrills but mostly uneven fantasy finale.
By Victoria Aveyard
(2018)
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Moxie Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Empowering story of girls standing up to sexual harassment.
By Jennifer Mathieu
(2017)
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The 57 Bus Book Poster Image
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age 13+
True story of teens' fateful encounter and its aftermath.
By Dashka Slater
(2017)
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The Hate U Give Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Powerful story of police shooting of unarmed Black teen.
By Angie Thomas
(2017)
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Carve the Mark Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Twist-filled fantasy romance is occasionally dark, violent.
By Veronica Roth
(2017)
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Salt to the Sea Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Heartbreaking WWII novel shows power of hope, connection.
By Ruta Sepetys
(2016)
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Everything, Everything Book Poster Image
age 13+
Engaging journey of sick teen risking it all to truly live.
By Nicola Yoon
(2015)
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P.S. I Still Love You: To All the Boys I've Loved Before, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Strong sequel stars lovable Lara Jean and plenty of romance.
By Jenny Han
(2015)
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Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda Book Poster Image
age 13+
Sweet tale of gay teen who comes out, takes chance on love.
By Becky Albertalli
(2015)
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Red Queen: Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Action-packed fantasy will grip fans of powerful heroines.
By Victoria Aveyard
(2015)
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This One Summer Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Well-observed graphic novel charts transition to adolesence.
By Mariko Tamaki, Jillian Tamaki
(2014)
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We Were Liars Book Poster Image
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A privileged life goes askew in haunting summer mystery.
By E. Lockhart
(2014)
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The One: The Selection, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Thrilling, swoon-worthy romantic finale to popular series.
By Kiera Cass
(2014)
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Hollow City: Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Gripping, creepy sequel time-travels to 1940s London.
By Ransom Riggs
(2014)
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Allegiant: Divergent, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Controversial finale to a thrilling dystopian trilogy.
By Veronica Roth
(2013)
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The 5th Wave, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Super intense apocalyptic alien-invasion nail-biter.
By Rick Yancey
(2013)
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The Elite: The Selection, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
The Selection sequel is more romantic, still superficial.
By Kiera Cass
(2013)
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