Book Reviews

age 14+
 
Funny, gritty, and powerful novel of growing up on the rez.
By Sherman Alexie
(2007)
age 14+
 
Gorgeously moving story about autistic teen.
By Francisco X. Stork
(2009)
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age 14+
 
Beautiful coming-of-age story about fandom and first love.
By Rainbow Rowell
(2013)
age 14+
 
Brother-sister twins trace their rift in riveting novel.
By Jandy Nelson
(2014)
age 14+
 
Fabulous, thought-provoking tale about a boy with epilepsy.
By Andrew Smith
(2014)
age 14+
 
A realistic look at being a teen parent.
By Angela Johnson
(2003)
age 14+
 
Meaty book offers plenty to talk about.
By K. L. Going
(2004)
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age 14+
 
Racism, mystery, murder, and politics ... at the mall.
By Edward Bloor
(2004)
age 14+
 
Comic slacker-geek lit is fun for the right teen.
By John Green
(2006)
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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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age 14+
 
Coming-of-age story about girl who had sex at 13.
By Sara Zarr
(2007)
age 14+
 
Teen survives abuse by mentally ill older sister.
By Norma Fox Mazer
(2000)
age 14+
 
Ripped-from-headlines story of mistaken identity.
By Jacquelyn Mitchard
(2008)
age 14+
 
Third installment of series with wild plot twists and turns.
By Janet Tashjian
(2008)
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age 14+
 
Cautionary tale about a teen drug addict.
By Walter Dean Myers
(2009)
age 14+
 
Teen's quest for truth is compelling; some strong profanity.
By Deb Caletti
(2009)
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age 14+
 
Chilling book about girl-on-girl violence will leave mark.
By Rita Williams-Garcia
(2009)
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age 14+
 
Gritty, powerful tale of growing up -- teens only.
By K. L. Going
(2006)
age 14+
 
Sweeping story of bicultural mother-daughter friction.
By Amy Tan
(1989)
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age 14+
 
Violent but riveting story of Haiti's past and present.
By Nick Lake
(2012)

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