Book Reviews

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age 15+
 
Gritty book about substance abuse is OK for mature teens.
By Blake Nelson
(2011)
age 15+
 
Powerful, challenging tale of outsider fighting back.
By A.S. King
(2011)
age 15+
 
Quirky, affecting coming-of-ager hits life-and-death issues.
By Gavin Extence
(2013)
age 15+
 
Misfit plans murder and suicide in painful, powerful book.
By Matthew Quick
(2013)
age 15+
 
Powerful book about victims of priest sexual abuse.
By Brendan Kiely
(2014)
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age 15+
 
Dark, funny coming-of-age with lots of mature content.
By Frank Portman
(2006)
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age 15+
 
Good friendship tale, but sex, drugs, labels, too.
By Caroline Says, Hobson Brown, Taylor Materne
(2007)
age 15+
 
Lost memory leads to some honest soul-searching.
By Gabrielle Zevin
(2007)
age 15+
 
All-nighter turns romantic in fun but racy read.
By David Levithan, Rachel Cohn
(2006)
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age 15+
 
Brit girl makes good in this slang-heavy charmer.
By Grace Dent
(2008)
age 15+
 
Gritty story about troubled teen is realistic and complex.
By Kate Thompson
(2009)
age 15+
 
Fun prep school story, but full of racy content.
By Sarah Miller
(2009)
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age 15+
 
Sex, mature themes make engaging read for older teens.
By Carolyn Mackler
(2009)
age 15+
 
Mature read has teen finding her way after her sister dies.
By Jandy Nelson
(2010)
age 15+
 
Sex and the City prequel is OK for mature teens.
By Candace Bushnell
(2010)
age 15+
 
Carrie finds herself in New York City in fun, racy prequel.
By Candace Bushnell
(2011)
age 15+
 
New book in popular Traveling Pants series targets adults.
By Ann Brashares
(2011)
age 15+
 
Rich girls come of age in powerful book with mature themes.
By Cristina García
(2011)
age 15+
 
Smart, self-aware teen is obsessed with sex, Sylvia Plath.
By Arlaina Tibensky
(2011)
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age 15+
 
Romantic, mature story of friends who teeter toward love.
By David Nicholls
(2009)

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