Book Reviews

Fade Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Dark tale of a good boy misled by temptation.
By Robert Cormier
(1988)
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Fallen Angels Book Poster Image
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age 15+
A violent but unvarnished portrayal of the war in Vietnam.
By Walter Dean Myers
(1988)
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Go Ask Alice Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Authentic, tragic portrayal of teen drug use - a classic.
By Beatrice Sparks
(1971)
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l8r, g8r: The Internet Girls, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Fun friendship series concludes with more mature content.
By Lauren Myracle
(2007)
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Beloved Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Haunting Pulitzer Prize winner about slavery's impact.
By Toni Morrison
(1987)
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Fat Hoochie Prom Queen Book Poster Image
age 15+
Fun main character, but lots of teen drinking too.
By Nico Medina
(2008)
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I Am the Messenger Book Poster Image
age 15+
Lots of mature content in gritty tale; OK for older teens.
By Markus Zusak
(2006)
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King Dork Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Dark, funny coming-of-age with lots of mature content.
By Frank Portman
(2006)
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ttfn: The Internet Girls, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Edgy sequel written in IM messages may appeal to teens.
By Lauren Myracle
(2006)
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The Killer's Tears Book Poster Image
age 15+
Bleak award-winner of redemption through love.
By Anne-Laure Bondoux
(2006)
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Gossip Girl Books Book Poster Image
age 15+
Addictive high-society fluff with iffy messages.
By Cecily von Ziegesar
(2005)
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The It Chicks Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Wannabe stars are full of drama in series debut.
By Tia Williams
(2007)
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The It Girl Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Same bad-girl 'tude in Gossip Girl spinoff.
By Cecily von Ziegesar
(2006)
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The White Darkness Book Poster Image
age 15+
Dark Antarctic survival story. Overlong but fascinating.
By Geraldine McCaughrean
(2007)
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The Da Vinci Code Book Poster Image
age 15+
Too arcane for younger kids, better for adults.
By Dan Brown
(2006)
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The Devil Wears Prada Book Poster Image
age 15+
Amid fun details, teens might miss message.
By Lauren Weisberger
(2006)
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The Upper Class Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Good friendship tale, but sex, drugs, labels, too.
By Hobson Brown, Caroline Says, Taylor Materne
(2007)
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The Straight Road to Kylie Book Poster Image
age 15+
Racy gay-themed read is fun but contrived.
By Nico Medina
(2007)
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Into the Wild Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Mesmerizing, tragic, and intense bio meant for discussion.
By Jon Krakauer
(1997)
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Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You Book Poster Image
age 15+
Powerful, mature book about bright teen's alienation.
By Peter Cameron
(2007)
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