Book Reviews

The Scorch Trials: Maze Runner Trilogy, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Teens are pawns of evil adults again in violent sequel.
By James Dashner
(2010)
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The Death Cure: Maze Runner Trilogy, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 14+
No sunny wrap-up to this very dark, mature series.
By James Dashner
(2011)
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The Fault in Our Stars Book Poster Image
age 14+
Heartrending love story told by teen dying of cancer.
By John Green
(2012)
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Brave New World Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Satire of ultimate consumerist society still packs punch.
By Aldous Huxley
(1932)
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It's Kind of a Funny Story Book Poster Image
age 14+
Brilliant, edgy story about suicide best for mature teens.
By Ned Vizzini
(2006)
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All the Bright Places Book Poster Image
age 14+
Compelling teen romance tackles suicide, finds hope.
By Jennifer Niven
(2015)
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An Ember in the Ashes, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Gripping romantic fantasy in an alternative universe.
By Sabaa Tahir
(2015)
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The Martian Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Gripping tale of space survival has unexpected humor.
By Andy Weir
(2014)
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This Is Where It Ends Book Poster Image
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Harrowing and heartbreaking story of a school shooting.
By Marieke Nijkamp
(2016)
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This Savage Song: Monsters of Verity, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Complex fantasy expertly explores good and evil.
By Victoria Schwab
(2016)
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How I Live Now Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Powerful, violent tale about kids caught in a modern war.
By Meg Rosoff
(2005)
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An Abundance of Katherines Book Poster Image
age 14+
Funny, quirky tale of slacker geeks' road trip to Tennessee.
By John Green
(2006)
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Rx Book Poster Image
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Rx
age 14+
Heavy look at prescription drug abuse for teens.
By Tracy Lynn
(2006)
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Speak Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Controversial book about rape is powerful and painful.
By Laurie Halse Anderson
(1999)
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Twisted Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Gritty but powerful read about bullied teen.
By Laurie Halse Anderson
(2007)
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The Adoration of Jenna Fox: The Jenna Fox Chronicles, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Amnesia's just the half of it for post-coma teen.
By Mary E. Pearson
(2008)
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Thirteen Reasons Why Book Poster Image
age 14+
Disturbing suicide novel examines bullying, indifference.
By Jay Asher
(2007)
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Slam Book Poster Image
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age 14+
An honest look at teen pregnancy from boy's point of view.
By Nick Hornby
(2007)
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Perfect: Pretty Little Liars #3 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Mystery overshadowed by mean-girl vibe, shopping.
By Sara Shepard
(2007)
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Breaking Dawn: The Twilight Saga, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Last book of supernatural soap saga is slightly more mature.
By Stephenie Meyer
(2008)
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