Book Reviews

Tiger Eyes Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Powerful novel examines teen's world of grief.
By Judy Blume
(1981)
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Out of Darkness Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Beautifully written look at racism and love in 1930s Texas.
By Ashley Hope Pérez
(2015)
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Now I Rise: And I Darken, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Bloodier, sexier, and more absorbing than the first.
By Kiersten White
(2017)
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A Girl Like That Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Compelling tale of teen rebellion, tragedy in Saudi Arabia.
By Tanaz Bhathena
(2018)
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Bright We Burn: And I Darken, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Mature, bloody trilogy meets an absorbing, satisfying end.
By Kiersten White
(2018)
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Muse of Nightmares: Strange the Dreamer, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Absorbing fantasy reckons with trauma's awful impact.
By Laini Taylor
(2018)
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All the Days Past, All the Days to Come Book Poster Image
age 15+
Young woman finds independence in compelling saga finale.
By Mildred D. Taylor
(2020)
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The Color Purple Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Edgy tale of poor, abused woman's journey to independence.
By Alice Walker
(1982)
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This Is Not a Test Book Poster Image
age 15+
Zombie apocalypse meets mature high school-set thriller.
By Courtney Summers
(2012)
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The Summer Prince Book Poster Image
age 15+
Samba- and art-infused sci-fi for mature readers.
By Alaya Dawn Johnson
(2013)
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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)
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Love in the Time of Global Warming Book Poster Image
age 15+
Compelling apocalyptic survival story with four LGBTQ teens.
By Francesca Lia Block
(2013)
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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)
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Just One Year Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Powerful, brooding tale of confused guy from Just One Day.
By Gayle Forman
(2013)
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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)
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The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts Book Poster Image
age 15+
Provocative memoir blends history with legend.
By Maxine Hong Kingston
(1975)
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Vanishing Girls Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Plenty of twists in exciting, mature mystery.
By Lauren Oliver
(2015)
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The Great American Whatever Book Poster Image
age 15+
Wry, heartfelt tale of teen trying to move on after tragedy.
By Tim Federle
(2016)
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A Court of Wings and Ruin: A Court of Thorns and Roses, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Gore, sex, epic battle against evil in twisty faery tale.
By Sarah J. Maas
(2017)
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Lord of Shadows: The Dark Artifices, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Faeries, demons, kissing, with thoughtful look at prejudice.
By Cassandra Clare
(2017)
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