Book Reviews

Code Name Verity Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Plot-twisting, heart-wrenching, unforgettable WWII story.
By Elizabeth Wein
(2012)
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The Universe Versus Alex Woods Book Poster Image
age 15+
Quirky, affecting coming-of-ager hits life-and-death issues.
By Gavin Extence
(2013)
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We Are Not from Here Book Poster Image
age 15+
Haunting and unforgettable story of fleeing teen refugees.
By Jenny Torres Sanchez
(2020)
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Juliet Takes a Breath Book Poster Image
age 15+
College student navigates identities in funny, moving tale.
By Gabby Rivera
(2020)
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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)
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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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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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The Mime Order: The Bone Season, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Clairvoyant quest stalls before intense finish.
By Samantha Shannon
(2015)
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The Underground Railroad Book Poster Image
age 15+
Riveting, thought-provoking, brutal runaway slave story.
By Colson Whitehead
(2016)
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Hello, Sunshine Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Quirky, well-written tale of aspiring teen actress in LA.
By Leila Howland
(2017)
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Serpent & Dove Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Wickedly fun witch fantasy has hot romance, magic, violence.
By Shelby Mahurin
(2019)
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Cure for the Common Universe Book Poster Image
age 15+
Callous gamer wises up in smart rehab tale.
By Christian McKay Heidicker
(2016)
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Red Hood Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Clever feminist spin on fairy tale honors power of women.
By Elana K. Arnold
(2020)
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The Revolution of Birdie Randolph Book Poster Image
age 15+
Timeless novel about first love and family solidarity.
By Brandy Colbert
(2019)
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Unraveling Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Sci-fi romance full of strong language, mature themes.
By Elizabeth Norris
(2012)
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Over You Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Fluffy romantic read from Nanny Diaries authors has heart.
By Emma McLaughlin, Nicola Kraus
(2012)
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Isla and the Happily Ever After Book Poster Image
age 15+
Romantic trilogy finale has more steam, less banter.
By Stephanie Perkins
(2014)
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How to Be a Bawse:  A Guide to Conquering Life Book Poster Image
age 15+
Honest, inspiring advice from popular YouTuber.
By Lilly Singh
(2017)
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96 Words for Love Book Poster Image
age 15+
Sweet romance mixes with thin take on serious issues.
By Rachel Roy, Ava Dash
(2019)
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