Book Reviews

age 13+
 
Moving historical fiction about life under a dictatorship.
By Julia Alvarez
(2004)
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age 13+
 
Fast-paced YA thriller from "suburban noir" pro.
By Harlan Coben
(2011)
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age 13+
 
Gripping sci-fi paints teens' bleak, unforgettable world.
By Kazuo Ishiguro
(2006)
age 13+
 
Explosive play shows hopes, struggles of urban black family.
By Lorraine Hansberry
(2004)
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age 13+
 
Harsh yet hopeful struggle for survival in a new Ice Age.
By S.D. Crockett
(2012)
age 13+
 
Fun story of math whiz girl who fights crime, finds romance.
By Annabel Monaghan
(2012)
age 13+
 
Riveting dystopian take on Jane Austen's Persuasion.
By Diana Peterfreund
(2012)
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age 13+
 
Suspenseful survival story will grip teen readers.
By Emmy Laybourne
(2012)
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age 13+
 
Complex, thrilling start to thoughtful dystopian trilogy.
By S.J. Kincaid
(2012)
age 13+
 
Exciting, nonstop techno-thriller raises big issues.
By Michelle Gagnon
(2012)
age 13+
 
Intriguing tale of two-souled girl bogs down in repetition.
By Kat Zhang
(2012)
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age 13+
 
Imaginative, twisty tale explores magic, friendship, money.
By Maggie Stiefvater
(2012)
age 13+
 
Middle volume of organ transplant trilogy extends suspense.
By Neal Shusterman
(2012)
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age 13+
 
Story of girl's psychic kissing power puts focus on looks.
By Katie D. Anderson
(2012)
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age 13+
 
Satisfying, solid resolution of twisting dystopian romance.
By Ally Condie
(2012)
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age 13+
 
OK but melodramatic sci-fi adventure on airless Earth.
By Sarah Crossan
(2012)
age 13+
 
An obscene call sparks an offbeat, heartfelt teen romance.
By Audrey Couloumbis
(2012)
age 13+
 
First in fun series is like a Downton Abbey for teens.
By Leila Rasheed
(2013)
age 13+
 
Psychological thriller is like X-Men meets La Femme Nikita.
By Kiersten White
(2013)
age 13+
 
More black magic, less exciting action in third outing.
By Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl
(2011)

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