Book Reviews

Smash It! Book Poster Image
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Teen experiments with personal, social risks in bold novel.
By Francina Simone
(2020)
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Sia Martinez and the Moonlit Beginning of Everything Book Poster Image
age 16+
Compelling coming-of-ager blends sci-fi and folklore.
By Raquel Vasquez Gilliland
(2020)
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The Electric Heir: Feverwake, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 16+
Intense, romantic sci-fi tackles mature issues.
By Victoria Lee
(2020)
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Black Girl Unlimited: The Remarkable Story of a Teenage Wizard Book Poster Image
age 16+
Girl survives through smarts and magic in intense novel.
By Echo Brown
(2020)
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Exile from Eden Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Teens tour the apocalypse in zany, touching sci-fi satire.
By Andrew Smith
(2019)
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Cursed Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Fierce woman leads reimagined, violent Arthurian tale.
By Thomas Wheeler
(2019)
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Ninth House Book Poster Image
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age 16+
YA author's adult fantasy has lots of drugs, sex, violence.
By Leigh Bardugo
(2019)
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The Nowhere Girls Book Poster Image
age 16+
Teens aim to end school's rape culture in empowering tale.
By Amy Reed
(2017)
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Damsel Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Dark, twisty dragon quest tale has sex, gore, brutality.
By Elana K. Arnold
(2018)
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Home After Dark Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Powerful graphic novel explores issues of abandonment.
By David Small
(2018)
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Sadie Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Raw thriller about a brutal crime and teen seeking justice.
By Courtney Summers
(2018)
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Not the Girls You're Looking For Book Poster Image
age 16+
Half-Iraqi teen finds her way in scattered coming-of-ager.
By Aminah Mae Safi
(2018)
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I Stop Somewhere Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Haunting, heartbreaking tale of teen rape and murder.
By TE Carter
(2018)
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The Tangled Lands Book Poster Image
age 16+
Related novellas have ecological themes, lots of violence.
By Paolo Bacigalupi, Tobias Buckell
(2018)
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The Dangerous Art of Blending In Book Poster Image
age 16+
Courageous love story told by teen suffering abuse.
By Angelo Surmelis
(2018)
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Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close Book Poster Image
age 16+
Moving tale of young boy grieving loss of dad on 9/11.
By Jonathan Safran Foer
(2018)
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American Street Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Raw and gritty immigrant story best for mature teens.
By Ibi Zoboi
(2017)
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Pasadena Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Edgy noir with violent sex, drugs best for mature teens.
By Sherri L. Smith
(2016)
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Escape from Asylum: Asylum, Book 0.5 Book Poster Image
age 16+
Repetitive prequel best for longtime fans.
By Madeleine Roux
(2016)
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Sanctum Book Poster Image
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Creepy, violent Asylum sequel has some gore.
By Madeleine Roux
(2014)
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