Book Reviews

The Vanishing Stair: Truly Devious, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Hip mystery sequel is expertly paced and absorbing.
By Maureen Johnson
(2019)
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Buried Beneath the Baobab Tree Book Poster Image
age 14+
Unforgettable story of girls kidnapped by Boko Haram.
By Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani
(2018)
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Dream Country Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Gripping five-generation saga of an African American family.
By Shannon Gibney
(2018)
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People Kill People Book Poster Image
age 14+
Dark, gritty story tackles gun violence, white supremacy.
By Ellen Hopkins
(2018)
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I Felt a Funeral, in My Brain Book Poster Image
age 14+
Compelling tale of loss, love, addiction in poetry & prose.
By Will Walton
(2018)
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Picture Us in the Light Book Poster Image
age 14+
Compelling story of friendship, family, loss, and secrets.
By Kelly Loy Gilbert
(2018)
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The Case for Jamie: Charlotte Holmes, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Edgy, thrilling, complex "finale" leaves doors open.
By Brittany Cavallaro
(2018)
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Starry Eyes Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Swoon-worthy romantic dramedy is a must-read for teens.
By Jenn Bennett
(2018)
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Olivia Twist Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Violent Dickens remake hangs on iffy romance.
By Lorie Langdon
(2018)
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Reign of the Fallen Book Poster Image
age 14+
Intriguing fantasy explores issues of grief and addiction.
By Sarah Glenn Marsh
(2018)
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Truly Devious: A Mystery Book Poster Image
age 14+
Clever murder mystery at truly hip, mature boarding school.
By Maureen Johnson
(2018)
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The Book of Dust, Book 1: La Belle Sauvage Book Poster Image
age 14+
Nail-biting start to trilogy in His Dark Materials world.
By Philip Pullman
(2017)
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Turtles All the Way Down Book Poster Image
age 14+
Thought-provoking exploration of mental illness, first love.
By John Green
(2017)
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The Last of August: Charlotte Holmes, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Art heists, tortured romance in Holmes-Watson teen tale.
By Brittany Cavallaro
(2017)
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Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation Book Poster Image
age 14+
Intense, stellar adaptation of classic sci-fi/fantasy novel.
By Damian Duffy
(2017)
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We Are Okay Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Memorable story of friendship, loss, and family secrets.
By Nina LaCour
(2017)
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Every Hidden Thing Book Poster Image
age 14+
Absorbing dino-hunting adventure has some mature content.
By Kenneth Oppel
(2016)
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Stalking Jack the Ripper Book Poster Image
age 14+
Teen dissects corpses to find killer in Victorian creepfest.
By Kerri Maniscalco
(2016)
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Queen of Hearts Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Creepy, gory, violent origin story of Alice's mean queen.
By Colleen Oakes
(2016)
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The Square Root of Summer Book Poster Image
age 14+
Physics and grief mix in sweet story of love and loss.
By Harriet Reuter Hapgood
(2016)
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