Book Reviews

AGE
15
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Dark, funny coming-of-age with lots of mature content.
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By Frank Portman
(2006)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Powerful, heartbreaking tale of young soldiers in Iraq.
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By Patricia McCormick
(2009)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Gritty book about substance abuse is OK for mature teens.
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By Blake Nelson
(2011)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Powerful, challenging tale of outsider fighting back.
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By A.S. King
(2011)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Mature romance explores love, travel, and self-discovery.
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By Gayle Forman
(2013)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Quirky, affecting coming-of-ager hits life-and-death issues.
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By Gavin Extence
(2013)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Misfit plans murder and suicide in painful, powerful book.
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By Matthew Quick
(2013)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Powerful book about victims of priest sexual abuse.
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By Brendan Kiely
(2014)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Graphic portrayal of homelessness; best for older teens.
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By Coe Booth
(2006)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Heartbreaking, intense story of boy freed after kidnapping.
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By Catherine Atkins
(2004)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Readers will devour fun, surprisingly rich sequel.
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By Megan McCafferty
(2003)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Lots of mature content in gritty tale; OK for older teens.
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By Markus Zusak
(2006)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Good friendship tale, but sex, drugs, labels, too.
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By Caroline Says, Hobson Brown, Taylor Materne
(2007)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Raw look at loss & addiction best for older teens.
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By Joyce Carol Oates
(2006)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Mature love story about teens with dark pasts.
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By Sara Zarr
(2008)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Teen copes after sisters die at mom's hand.
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By R. A. Nelson
(2007)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
All-nighter turns romantic in fun but racy read.
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By David Levithan, Rachel Cohn
(2006)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Brit girl makes good in this slang-heavy charmer.
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By Grace Dent
(2008)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Teen drunk's tragic story best for mature readers.
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By Tim Tharp
(2008)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Misfit escapes inner city. Moving identity story for teens.
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By Oscar Hijuelos
(2008)

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