Book Reviews

The Scorch Trials: Maze Runner Trilogy, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Teens are pawns of evil adults again in violent sequel.
By James Dashner
(2010)
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The Death Cure: Maze Runner Trilogy, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 14+
No sunny wrap-up to this very dark, mature series.
By James Dashner
(2011)
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Daughter of Smoke & Bone, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Dynamic writing sets intense angel romance apart.
By Laini Taylor
(2011)
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The Great Gatsby Book Poster Image
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age 14+
American classic captures romance, debauchery of Jazz Age.
By F. Scott Fitzgerald
(1925)
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The Fault in Our Stars Book Poster Image
age 14+
Heartrending love story told by teen dying of cancer.
By John Green
(2012)
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Clockwork Prince: Infernal Devices, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Fantasy sequel has strong female characters, more violence.
By Cassandra Clare
(2011)
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A Tale of Two Cities Book Poster Image
age 14+
Immortal romance is set against violent French Revolution.
By Charles Dickens
(1894)
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Under the Never Sky Book Poster Image
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Hard-edged romantic adventure set in a dystopian future.
By Veronica Rossi
(2012)
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Brave New World Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Satire of ultimate consumerist society still packs punch.
By Aldous Huxley
(1932)
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Confessions of a Murder Suspect Book Poster Image
age 14+
Teen must prove she didn't kill parents in taut thriller.
By James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
(2012)
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And Then There Were None Book Poster Image
age 14+
Masterful murder mystery takes dark view of justice.
By Agatha Christie
(1939)
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It's Kind of a Funny Story Book Poster Image
age 14+
Brilliant, edgy story about suicide best for mature teens.
By Ned Vizzini
(2006)
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Dorothy Must Die, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Dark, violent reimagining of Oz makes Dorothy evil dictator.
By Danielle Paige
(2014)
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All the Bright Places Book Poster Image
age 14+
Compelling teen romance tackles suicide, finds hope.
By Jennifer Niven
(2015)
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An Ember in the Ashes, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Gripping romantic fantasy in an alternative universe.
By Sabaa Tahir
(2015)
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Carrie Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Tale of telekinetic teen still packs a punch.
By Stephen King
(1974)
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Six of Crows, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Riveting, violent fantasy of flawed teens on a mission.
By Leigh Bardugo
(2015)
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The Martian Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Gripping tale of space survival has unexpected humor.
By Andy Weir
(2014)
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Symptoms of Being Human Book Poster Image
age 14+
Empathetic, empowering story of gender-fluid teen.
By Jeff Garvin
(2016)
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This Is Where It Ends Book Poster Image
age 14+
Harrowing and heartbreaking story of a school shooting.
By Marieke Nijkamp
(2016)
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