Book Reviews

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age 14+
 
Satire with a nice bite -- for mature teens.
By M.T. Anderson
(2002)
age 14+
 
Amnesia's just the half of it for post-coma teen.
By Mary E. Pearson
(2008)
age 14+
 
Exciting but violent dystopian thriller for teens.
By Patrick Ness
(2008)
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age 14+
 
Dystopian bestseller is full of plot twists, complex themes.
By Catherine Fisher
(2010)
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age 14+
 
Satire of ultimate consumerist society still packs punch.
By Aldous Huxley
(1932)
age 14+
 
Mature dystopian fantasy with polygamy, teen pregnancy.
By Lauren DeStefano
(2011)
age 14+
 
Teens are pawns of evil adults again in violent sequel.
By James Dashner
(2010)
age 14+
 
No sunny wrap-up to this very dark, mature series.
By James Dashner
(2011)
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age 14+
 
Teens will relate to dystopian world where scores = status.
By Lauren McLaughlin
(2011)
age 14+
 
Hard-edged romantic adventure set in a dystopian future.
By Veronica Rossi
(2012)
age 14+
 
Old-style planetary romance is basis of John Carter film.
By Edgar Rice Burroughs
(1917)
age 14+
 
Tense action, sharp plot twists distinguish dystopian tale.
By Dan Wells
(2012)
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age 14+
 
Captivating, complex sci-fi about teleporting teen.
By Steven Gould
(1992)
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age 14+
 
Engrossing story of an "echo" designed to replace dead girl.
By Sangu Mandanna
(2012)
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age 14+
 
Rousing near-future adventure tackles privacy issues.
By Cory Doctorow
(2012)
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age 14+
 
Tense hacker adventure tackles government spying on public.
By Cory Doctorow
(2013)
age 14+
 
Extra horror, romance in "Island of Dr. Moreau" update.
By Megan Shepherd
(2013)
age 14+
 
Second volume of dystopian adventure/romance loses momentum.
By Veronica Rossi
(2013)
age 14+
 
Kira tracks creators of super-soldiers in exciting sequel.
By Dan Wells
(2013)
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age 14+
 
Invisible girl flees mob dad in inventive fantasy thriller.
By Natalie Whipple
(2013)

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