Book Reviews

And I Darken Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Absorbing read imagines the early years of a female Dracula.
By Kiersten White
(2016)
Burn Baby Burn Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Riveting coming-of-age tale set in dangerous summer of '77.
By Meg Medina
(2016)
Anna and the Swallow Man Book Poster Image
age 14+
Exquisite tale of Polish girl in WWII shows horrors of war.
By Gavriel Savit
(2016)
X: A Novel Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Thrilling and tragic novel about Malcolm X's troubled youth.
By Ilyasah Shabazz, Kekla Magoon
(2016)
Deep Sea Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Tender summer tale is 3rd in saga of Jewish girl in WWII.
By Annika Thor
(2014)
Going Over Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Passionate, poetic story of love across the Berlin Wall.
By Beth Kephart
(2014)
Palace of Spies Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Lots of history, little emotional depth in palace intrigue.
By Sarah Zettel
(2013)
Rose Under Fire Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Emotional story of WWII teen pilot in concentration camp.
By Elizabeth Wein
(2013)
Starstruck Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Fun mix of teen actresses, mystery in Golden Age Hollywood.
By Rachel Shukert
(2013)
Dark Triumph: His Fair Assassin, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Beautiful, violent story of medieval love and tragedy.
By Robin LaFevers
(2013)
Grave Mercy: His Fair Assassin, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Violent tale of assassin nun seeking revenge on men.
By Robin LaFevers
(2012)
The Scarlet Letter Book Poster Image
age 14+
Classic novel of American religion, morality, and hypocrisy.
By Nathaniel Hawthorne
(1850)
The Good Earth Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Gritty, moving tale of couple in turn-of-the century China.
By Pearl S. Buck
(1931)
Bloodline Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Dark ages adventure a draw even for history-phobic teens.
By Katy Moran
(2009)
Diary of a Witness Book Poster Image
age 14+
Intense tale of school bullying, loss, and isolation.
By Catherine Ryan Hyde
(2009)
Top 8 Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Cautionary teen tale of gossip and social networking sites.
By Katie Finn
(2008)
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Ivy
age 14+
Dickens-style tale with addiction and thievery.
By Julie Hearn
(2008)
Almost Alice Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Next chapter in popular series deals with teen pregnancy.
By Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
(2008)
Twisted Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Gritty but powerful read about bullied teen.
By Laurie Halse Anderson
(2007)
Incantation Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Young teens may find powerful Inquisition book too violent.
By Alice Hoffman
(2006)

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