Book Reviews

A Good Girl's Guide to Murder Book Poster Image
age 13+
Teen detective "unsolves" murder in riveting thriller.
By Holly Jackson
(2020)
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The Poet X Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Powerful, haunting story of finding your voice and power.
By Elizabeth Acevedo
(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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Always and Forever, Lara Jean:  To All the Boys I've Loved Before, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Sweet finale to upbeat romance series.
By Jenny Han
(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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King's Cage: Red Queen, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Author returns to form with nail-biting third installment.
By Victoria Aveyard
(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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Winter: The Lunar Chronicles, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Blockbuster finale to addictive sci-fi fairy-tale series.
By Marissa Meyer
(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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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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To All the Boys I've Loved Before, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Sassy sisters steal the show in well-told romantic read.
By Jenny Han
(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 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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Etiquette & Espionage: Finishing School, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Delightful steampunk fantasy about girl spies and assassins.
By Gail Carriger
(2013)
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Reached Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Satisfying, solid resolution of twisting dystopian romance.
By Ally Condie
(2012)
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The Raven Boys:The Raven Cycle, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Imaginative, twisty tale explores magic, friendship, money.
By Maggie Stiefvater
(2012)
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Insurgent: Divergent, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Excellent dystopian sequel is terrifically twisty, intense.
By Veronica Roth
(2012)
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Second Chance Summer Book Poster Image
age 13+
Teen faces dad's death, former crush in beautiful story.
By Morgan Matson
(2012)
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The Selection, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Entertaining futuristic take on reality TV dating shows.
By Kiera Cass
(2012)
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