Book Reviews

age 14+
 
Graphic first love -- & sex -- story better for older teens.
By Daria Snadowsky
(2007)
age 14+
 
Girl clique-type mystery an OK teen beach read.
By Antonio Pagliarulo
(2007)
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age 14+
 
Solid wrestling read for teen boys has heart.
By Joyce Sweeney
(2006)
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age 14+
 
Gay Christian teen struggles with sexuality, religion.
By Alex Sanchez
(2007)
age 14+
 
Dating ups and downs of a slightly creepy guy.
By Robin Friedman
(2007)
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Rx
age 14+
 
Heavy look at prescription drug abuse for teens.
By Tracy Lynn
(2006)
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age 14+
 
Rich twins find family secret. Formulaic but fun.
By Denee Millner Mitzi Miller
(2008)
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age 14+
 
Controversial book about rape is powerful and painful.
By Laurie Halse Anderson
(1999)
age 14+
 
Mature themes abound in tale about a teen's gay ex.
By Carrie Jones
(2007)
age 14+
 
Sad, witty, powerful read about a parent dying.
By Margo Rabb
(2007)
age 14+
 
So-so sequel with teen pregnancy, mean girl, and a gay ex.
By Carrie Jones
(2008)
age 14+
 
Lots of teen sex talk, but it never gets raunchy.
By Kate Brian
(2008)
age 14+
 
Love story collection is sweet but edgy.
By David Levithan
(2008)
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age 14+
 
Comical coming-of-age with teen sex, MIA parents.
By Kristen Tracy
(2007)
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age 14+
 
Angsty novel tackles mature themes in thoughtful way.
By Sarah Dessen
(2008)
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age 14+
 
Refreshing urban read about the kids who stay out of gangs.
By Charles R. Smith Jr.
(2008)
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age 14+
 
Secrets fill engaging novel about gay teen.
By P.E. Ryan
(2009)
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age 14+
 
Honest look at how crazy first love can be; teens only.
By Garret Freymann-Weyr
(2009)
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age 14+
 
Stereotypical boys, objectified girls, no redeeming message.
By Don Calame
(2009)
age 14+
 
Teen grows beyond dysfunctional family in romantic outing.
By Sarah Dessen
(2009)

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