Book Reviews

The Bluest Eye Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Deeply poetic novel explores racial and sexual feelings.
By Toni Morrison
(1970)
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Rainbow Boys Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Breakthrough book about coming out -- and falling in love.
By Alex Sanchez
(2001)
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Crazy Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Edgy story of bipolar teen and the boy who loves her.
By Amy Reed
(2012)
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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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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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Tilt Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Teens grow up too fast in intense stories told in poetry.
By Ellen Hopkins
(2012)
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If I Lie Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Captivating tale of loyalty, sacrifice best for older teens.
By Corrine Jackson
(2012)
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All You Never Wanted Book Poster Image
age 15+
Dark, twisty tale of rich teen girls' sibling rivalry.
By Adele Griffin
(2012)
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Struck by Lightning: The Carson Phillips Journal Book Poster Image
age 15+
Brilliantly funny, insightful, dark high school tragicomedy.
By Chris Colfer
(2012)
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Teeth Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Rough language, sexual violence mar odd maritime fable.
By Hannah Moskowitz
(2013)
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Warm Bodies Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Gory but sweet romance of teen girl and zombie.
By Isaac Marion
(2011)
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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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Quintana of Charyn Book Poster Image
age 15+
Engrossing end to fabulous epic trilogy for mature readers.
By Melina Marchetta
(2013)
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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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The Twelve-Fingered Boy Book Poster Image
age 15+
Exciting, creepy horror adventure tweaks superheroics.
By John Hornor Jacobs
(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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The Bone Season Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Ambitious clairvoyant fantasy is gripping, violent.
By Samantha Shannon
(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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This Song Will Save Your Life Book Poster Image
age 15+
Edgy story of bullied teen girl driven by music.
By Leila Sales
(2013)
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