Book Reviews

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Powerful novel examines teen's world of grief.
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By Judy Blume
(1981)
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Edgy tale of poor, abused woman's journey to independence.
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By Alice Walker
(1982)
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Zombie apocalypse meets mature high school-set thriller.
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By Courtney Summers
(2012)
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Lyrical coming-of-age tale undercut by iffy gender messages.
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By Bennett Madison
(2013)
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Compelling apocalyptic survival story with four LGBTQ teens.
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By Francesca Lia Block
(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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Provocative memoir blends history with legend.
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By Maxine Hong Kingston
(1975)
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Fans won't mind length of mature series send-off.
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By Cassandra Clare
(2014)
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Plenty of twists in exciting, mature mystery.
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By Lauren Oliver
(2015)
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Bloody bestselling fantasy series gets steamier.
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By Cassandra Clare
(2012)
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Sci-fi romance full of strong language, mature themes.
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By Elizabeth Norris
(2012)
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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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Dystopian romance links teen suicide and memory.
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By Suzanne Young
(2013)
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Fatiguing sequel ups the sexual content.
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By Lauren DeStefano
(2012)
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Lackluster end to mature, excessively mopey series.
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By Lauren DeStefano
(2013)