Book Reviews

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Dark, funny coming-of-age with lots of mature content.
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By Frank Portman
(2006)
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Breakthrough book about coming out -- and falling in love.
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By Alex Sanchez
(2001)
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Moving mystery about gay boy's beating in impoverished town.
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By Lauren Myracle
(2011)
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Powerful, challenging tale of outsider fighting back.
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By A.S. King
(2011)
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Teens grow up too fast in intense stories told in poetry.
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By Ellen Hopkins
(2012)
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Dark, twisty tale of rich teen girls' sibling rivalry.
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By Adele Griffin
(2012)
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Captivating tale of loyalty, sacrifice best for older teens.
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By Corrine Jackson
(2012)
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Well-told story of prostitute's daughter; for mature teens.
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By Ruta Sepetys
(2013)
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Edgy tale of teen in '80s club scene shows graphic drug use.
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By Jennifer Banash
(2013)
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Quirky, affecting coming-of-ager hits life-and-death issues.
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By Gavin Extence
(2013)
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Compelling tale of girl's skin issue; mature sexual content.
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By Donna Jo Napoli
(2013)
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Edgy story of bullied teen girl driven by music.
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By Leila Sales
(2013)
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Misfit plans murder and suicide in painful, powerful book.
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By Matthew Quick
(2013)
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Boy fights to move beyond abusive family in compelling tale.
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By A.S. King
(2013)
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Powerful book about victims of priest sexual abuse.
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By Brendan Kiely
(2014)
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Complicated teen boy learns to feel again in edgy tale.
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By Kat Spears
(2014)
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Coming-of-age sequel is just as wry, mature as the original.
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By Frank Portman
(2014)