Book Reviews

Cure for the Common Universe Book Poster Image
age 15+
Callous gamer wises up in smart rehab tale.
By Christian McKay Heidicker
(2016)
The Haters Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Fun band road-trip story, but crass humor wears thin.
By Jesse Andrews
(2016)
The Great American Whatever Book Poster Image
age 15+
Wry, heartfelt tale of teen trying to move on after tragedy.
By Tim Federle
(2016)
A Sense of the Infinite Book Poster Image
age 15+
Gorgeously written, mature tale of teen's self-discovery.
By Hilary T. Smith
(2015)
King Dork Approximately Book Poster Image
age 15+
Coming-of-age sequel is just as wry, mature as the original.
By Frank Portman
(2014)
Sway Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Complicated teen boy learns to feel again in edgy tale.
By Kat Spears
(2014)
yolo: The Internet Girls, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Series friends hit college in fast-paced sequel.
By Lauren Myracle
(2014)
The Gospel of Winter Book Poster Image
age 15+
Powerful book about victims of priest sexual abuse.
By Brendan Kiely
(2014)
Reality Boy Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Boy fights to move beyond abusive family in compelling tale.
By A.S. King
(2013)
Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock Book Poster Image
age 15+
Misfit plans murder and suicide in painful, powerful book.
By Matthew Quick
(2013)
This Song Will Save Your Life Book Poster Image
age 15+
Edgy story of bullied teen girl driven by music.
By Leila Sales
(2013)
Cherry, Money, Baby Book Poster Image
age 15+
Spunky narrator breathes life into teen-lured-by-celeb plot.
By John Cusick
(2013)
Skin Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Compelling tale of girl's skin issue; mature sexual content.
By Donna Jo Napoli
(2013)
September Girls Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Lyrical coming-of-age tale undercut by iffy gender messages.
By Bennett Madison
(2013)
The Universe Versus Alex Woods Book Poster Image
age 15+
Quirky, affecting coming-of-ager hits life-and-death issues.
By Gavin Extence
(2013)
White Lines Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Edgy tale of teen in '80s club scene shows graphic drug use.
By Jennifer Banash
(2013)
Out of the Easy Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Well-told story of prostitute's daughter; for mature teens.
By Ruta Sepetys
(2013)
If I Lie Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Captivating tale of loyalty, sacrifice best for older teens.
By Corrine Jackson
(2012)
All You Never Wanted Book Poster Image
age 15+
Dark, twisty tale of rich teen girls' sibling rivalry.
By Adele Griffin
(2012)
Tilt Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Teens grow up too fast in intense stories told in poetry.
By Ellen Hopkins
(2012)

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