Book Reviews

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age 14+
 
Tender summer tale is 3rd in saga of Jewish girl in WWII.
By Annika Thor
(2014)
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Passionate, poetic story of love across the Berlin Wall.
By Beth Kephart
(2014)
age 14+
 
Teen aims to recover memories in mature psychological tale.
By Adele Griffin
(2013)
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Lots of history, little emotional depth in palace intrigue.
By Sarah Zettel
(2013)
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age 14+
 
Emotional story of WWII teen pilot in concentration camp.
By Elizabeth Wein
(2013)
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age 14+
 
Brilliant, intense tale of teen coping with grief.
By Hilary T. Smith
(2013)
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age 14+
 
Fun mix of teen actresses, mystery in Golden Age Hollywood.
By Rachel Shukert
(2013)
age 14+
 
Beautiful, violent story of medieval love and tragedy.
By Robin LaFevers
(2013)
age 14+
 
Emotional teen novel explores intense loss and grief.
By Kathryn Burak
(2012)
age 14+
 
Violent tale of assassin nun seeking revenge on men.
By Robin LaFevers
(2012)
age 14+
 
Classic novel of American religion, morality, and hypocrisy.
By Nathaniel Hawthorne
(1850)
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age 14+
 
Gritty, moving tale of couple in turn-of-the century China.
By Pearl S. Buck
(1931)
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age 14+
 
Dark ages adventure a draw even for history-phobic teens.
By Katy Moran
(2009)
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age 14+
 
Dickens-style tale with addiction and thievery.
By Julie Hearn
(2008)
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age 14+
 
Young teens may find powerful Inquisition book too violent.
By Alice Hoffman
(2006)