Book Reviews

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Book Poster Image
age 14+
Funny, gritty, and powerful novel of growing up on the rez.
By Sherman Alexie
(2007)
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Marcelo in the Real World Book Poster Image
age 14+
Gorgeously moving story about autistic teen.
By Francisco X. Stork
(2009)
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Fangirl Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Beautiful coming-of-age story about fandom and first love.
By Rainbow Rowell
(2013)
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100 Sideways Miles Book Poster Image
age 14+
Fabulous, thought-provoking tale about a boy with epilepsy.
By Andrew Smith
(2014)
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Monster: A Graphic Novel Book Poster Image
age 14+
Thought-provoking adaptation of classic coming-of-age novel.
By Walter Dean Myers, Guy A Sims
(2015)
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What We Saw Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Thought-provoking story about consent and truth.
By Aaron Hartzler
(2015)
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Me Before You Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Moving story of a quadriplegic and his quirky caregiver.
By Jojo Moyes
(2013)
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Only Ever Yours Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Disturbing, riveting dystopian novel skewers beauty values.
By Louise O'Neill
(2015)
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The First Time She Drowned Book Poster Image
age 14+
Beautiful, gripping story of healing after abuse.
By Kerry Kletter
(2016)
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Sold Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Unforgettable story of Nepali girl sold into prostitution.
By Patricia McCormick
(2006)
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Asking for It Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Haunting, harrowing story of rape, consent, blame, shame.
By Louise O'Neill
(2016)
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When the Moon Was Ours Book Poster Image
age 14+
Lush and lyrical story explores identity, love, and magic.
By Anna-Marie McLemore
(2016)
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I'll Give You The Sun Book Poster Image
age 14+
Brother-sister twins trace their rift in riveting novel.
By Jandy Nelson
(2014)
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An Abundance of Katherines Book Poster Image
age 14+
Comic slacker-geek lit is fun for the right teen.
By John Green
(2006)
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What They Found: Love on 145th Street Book Poster Image
age 14+
Powerful, intense short stories of love in the inner city.
By Walter Dean Myers
(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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Story of a Girl Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Coming-of-age story about girl who had sex at 13.
By Sara Zarr
(2007)
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When She Was Good Book Poster Image
age 14+
Teen survives abuse by mentally ill older sister.
By Norma Fox Mazer
(2000)
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All We Know of Heaven Book Poster Image
age 14+
Ripped-from-headlines story of mistaken identity.
By Jacquelyn Mitchard
(2008)
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Larry and the Meaning of Life Book Poster Image
age 14+
Third installment of series with wild plot twists and turns.
By Janet Tashjian
(2008)
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