Book Reviews

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age 15+
 
Dark tale of a good boy misled by temptation.
By Robert Cormier
(1988)
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age 15+
 
Authentic, tragic portrayal of teen drug use - a classic.
By Anonymous
(1971)
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age 15+
 
A violent but unvarnished portrayal of the war in Vietnam.
By Walter Dean Myers
(1988)
age 15+
 
Fascinating historical fiction with graphic sex, violence.
By Stephen E. Ambrose
(2003)
age 15+
 
Heartbreaking, intense story of boy freed after kidnapping.
By Catherine Atkins
(2004)
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age 15+
 
Readers will devour fun, surprisingly rich sequel.
By Megan McCafferty
(2003)
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age 15+
 
Haunting Pulitzer Prize winner about slavery's impact.
By Toni Morrison
(1987)
age 15+
 
Addictive high-society fluff with iffy messages.
By Cecily von Ziegesar
(2005)
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age 15+
 
Same bad-girl 'tude in Gossip Girl spinoff.
By Cecily von Ziegesar
(2006)
age 15+
 
Lots of mature content in gritty tale; OK for older teens.
By Markus Zusak
(2006)
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age 15+
 
Dark, funny coming-of-age with lots of mature content.
By Frank Portman
(2006)
age 15+
 
Edgy sequel written in IM messages may appeal to teens.
By Lauren Myracle
(2006)
age 15+
 
Too arcane for younger kids, better for adults.
By Dan Brown
(2006)
age 15+
 
Amid fun details, teens might miss message.
By Lauren Weisberger
(2006)
age 15+
 
First book in cliquey girls' series shows off bad behavior.
By Sara Shepard
(2006)
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age 15+
 
Graphic portrayal of homelessness; best for older teens.
By Coe Booth
(2006)
age 15+
 
Slavery-themed award-winner is a challenging teen read.
By M.T. Anderson
(2006)
age 15+
 
Bleak award-winner of redemption through love.
By Anne-Laure Bondoux
(2006)
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age 15+
 
Wannabe stars are full of drama in series debut.
By Tia Williams
(2007)
age 15+
 
Fun friendship series concludes with more mature content.
By Lauren Myracle
(2007)

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