Book Reviews

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age 16+
 
No sugar plum fairies in fevered, violent Nutcracker tale.
By Claire Legrand
(2014)
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age 16+
 
Creepy, violent Asylum sequel has some gore.
By Madeleine Roux
(2014)
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age 16+
 
Sex, drugs, rock, mythology fill dark paranormal tale.
By Sarah McCarry
(2014)
age 16+
 
Brutal, breathtaking historical epic is graphic but great.
By Susann Cokal
(2014)
age 16+
 
Brilliant end-of-the-world chronicle is unforgettably weird.
By Andrew Smith
(2014)
age 16+
 
Darkly funny, very violent high school murder mystery.
By Kathleen Hale
(2014)
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age 16+
 
Girl takes on friend's bucket list; best for older teens.
By Julie Halpern
(2013)
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age 16+
 
College kids steam things up in mature, romantic read.
By Jean Haus
(2013)
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age 16+
 
Teen horror tale has promising premise, half-baked plot.
By Madeleine Roux
(2013)
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age 16+
 
Complex adult book explores rape survival, reservation life.
By Louise Erdrich
(2012)
age 16+
 
School-for-criminals mystery turns very dark and violent.
By Kirsten Miller
(2013)
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age 16+
 
Edgy sequel to Jumper is best for older teens.
By Steven Gould
(2013)
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age 16+
 
Sexier, slower second Nightshade prequel.
By Andrea Cremer
(2013)
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age 16+
 
Poetic, ecstatic, debauched novel that changed literature.
By Jack Kerouac
(1957)
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age 16+
 
Brilliant, violent Afghanistan novel will enlighten teens.
By Khaled Hosseini
(2003)
age 16+
 
Intense novel explores feelings of date-rape survivor.
By Colleen Clayton
(2012)
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age 16+
 
Witty sci-fi adventure takes hero to alternate Earths.
By Stephen Baxter, Terry Pratchett
(2012)
age 16+
 
Tribute collection will please Bradbury fans, new readers.
By Mort Castle, Sam Weller
(2012)
age 16+
 
Paranormal adventure bogs down in details.
By Michelle Sagara
(2012)
age 16+
 
Sharp critique of gamer culture told as sci-fi story.
By Douglas Rushkoff
(2012)

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