Book Reviews

Before We Were Free Book Poster Image
age 13+
Moving historical fiction about life under a dictatorship.
By Julia Alvarez
(2004)
American Born Chinese Book Poster Image
age 13+
First graphic novel to win major child lit awards.
By Gene Luen Yang
(2006)
Bless the Beasts & Children Book Poster Image
age 13+
Misfit teens rebel at a Western summer camp in YA classic.
By Glendon Swarthout
(1970)
Shelter Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Fast-paced YA thriller from "suburban noir" pro.
By Harlan Coben
(2011)
Never Let Me Go Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Gripping sci-fi paints teens' bleak, unforgettable world.
By Kazuo Ishiguro
(2006)
A Raisin in the Sun Book Poster Image
age 13+
Explosive play shows hopes, struggles of urban black family.
By Lorraine Hansberry
(2004)
After the Snow Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Harsh yet hopeful struggle for survival in a new Ice Age.
By S.D. Crockett
(2012)
A Girl Named Digit Book Poster Image
age 13+
Fun story of math whiz girl who fights crime, finds romance.
By Annabel Monaghan
(2012)
For Darkness Shows the Stars Book Poster Image
age 13+
Riveting dystopian take on Jane Austen's Persuasion.
By Diana Peterfreund
(2012)
Monument 14 Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Suspenseful survival story will grip teen readers.
By Emmy Laybourne
(2012)
Don't Turn Around Book Poster Image
age 13+
Exciting, nonstop techno-thriller raises big issues.
By Michelle Gagnon
(2012)
What's Left of Me: The Hybrid Chronicles, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Intriguing tale of two-souled girl bogs down in repetition.
By Kat Zhang
(2012)
The Raven Boys Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Imaginative, twisty tale explores magic, friendship, money.
By Maggie Stiefvater
(2012)
Dodger Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Clever adventure depicts Victorian streets with sly humor.
By Terry Pratchett
(2012)
UnWholly: Unwind Dystology, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Middle volume of organ transplant trilogy extends suspense.
By Neal Shusterman
(2012)
Kiss & Make Up Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Story of girl's psychic kissing power puts focus on looks.
By Katie D. Anderson
(2012)
Valkyrie Rising Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Norwegian mythology adds interest to muddled fantasy.
By Ingrid Paulson
(2012)
Reached Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Satisfying, solid resolution of twisting dystopian romance.
By Ally Condie
(2012)
Breathe Book Poster Image
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age 13+
OK but melodramatic sci-fi adventure on airless Earth.
By Sarah Crossan
(2012)
Not Exactly a Love Story Book Poster Image
age 13+
An obscene call sparks an offbeat, heartfelt teen romance.
By Audrey Couloumbis
(2012)

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