Book Reviews

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age 15+
 
Dark, funny coming-of-age with lots of mature content.
By Frank Portman
(2006)
age 15+
 
Teen drunk's tragic story best for mature readers.
By Tim Tharp
(2008)
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age 15+
 
Gruesomely good gothic horror too violent for younger teens.
By Rick Yancey
(2009)
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age 15+
 
Deeply poetic novel explores racial and sexual feelings.
By Toni Morrison
(1970)
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age 15+
 
Breakthrough book about coming out -- and falling in love.
By Alex Sanchez
(2001)
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age 15+
 
Moving mystery about gay boy's beating in impoverished town.
By Lauren Myracle
(2011)
age 15+
 
Powerful, challenging tale of outsider fighting back.
By A.S. King
(2011)
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age 15+
 
Powerful, perhaps too-intense tale of sports bullying.
By Joshua C. Cohen
(2012)
age 15+
 
Zombie apocalypse meets mature high school-set thriller.
By Courtney Summers
(2012)
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age 15+
 
Teens grow up too fast in intense stories told in poetry.
By Ellen Hopkins
(2012)
age 15+
 
Dark, twisty tale of rich teen girls' sibling rivalry.
By Adele Griffin
(2012)
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age 15+
 
Captivating tale of loyalty, sacrifice best for older teens.
By Corrine Jackson
(2012)
age 15+
 
Brilliantly funny, insightful, dark high school tragicomedy.
By Chris Colfer
(2012)
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age 15+
 
Rough language, sexual violence mar odd maritime fable.
By Hannah Moskowitz
(2013)
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age 15+
 
Gory but sweet romance of teen girl and zombie.
By Isaac Marion
(2011)
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age 15+
 
Well-told story of prostitute's daughter; for mature teens.
By Ruta Sepetys
(2013)
age 15+
 
Lackluster end to mature, excessively mopey series.
By Lauren DeStefano
(2013)
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age 15+
 
Edgy tale of teen in '80s club scene shows graphic drug use.
By Jennifer Banash
(2013)
age 15+
 
Dystopian romance links teen suicide and memory.
By Suzanne Young
(2013)
age 15+
 
Exciting, creepy horror adventure tweaks superheroics.
By John Hornor Jacobs
(2013)

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