Book Reviews

Spontaneous Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Wickedly funny, foul-mouthed look at love and loss.
By Aaron Starmer
(2016)
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The F- It List Book Poster Image
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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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In the Band Book Poster Image
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age 16+
College kids steam things up in mature, romantic read.
By Jean Haus
(2013)
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The Round House Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Complex adult book explores rape survival, reservation life.
By Louise Erdrich
(2012)
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Where Things Come Back Book Poster Image
age 16+
Unsettling tale of teen's small-town life is good but dark.
By John Corey Whaley
(2011)
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Kim
age 16+
Classic about complex Indian cultures best for older teens.
By Rudyard Kipling
(1901)
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The Perks of Being a Wallflower Book Poster Image
age 16+
Controversial coming-of-age classic with sex, drugs, abuse.
By Stephen Chbosky
(1999)
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Last Night I Sang to the Monster Book Poster Image
age 16+
Teen faces addiction and abuse in powerful, poetic novel.
By Benjamin Alire Sáenz
(2009)
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Fallout Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Raw, honest, and compelling look at the impact of addiction.
By Ellen Hopkins
(2010)
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Tales of the Madman Underground: An Historical Romance 1973 Book Poster Image
age 16+
Raw, raunchy tale of survival best for mature teems.
By John Barnes
(2009)
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Jumping Off Swings Book Poster Image
age 16+
Fast-moving coming-of-age tale with sex and consequences.
By Jo Knowles
(2009)
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Rage: A Love Story Book Poster Image
age 16+
Intense read about an abusive lesbian relationship.
By Julie Anne Peters
(2009)
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Tricks Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Extremely intense, gritty look at teen prostitutes.
By Ellen Hopkins
(2009)
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Cycler Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Twisted gender ID tale rife with sex-talk topics.
By Lauren McLaughlin
(2008)
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Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines Book Poster Image
age 16+
Real addict offers honest, mature portrayal.
By Nic Sheff
(2008)
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Boy Toy Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Very mature book about boy molested by teacher.
By Barry Lyga
(2007)
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Glass Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Intense poems of meth addiction; read with teens.
By Ellen Hopkins
(2007)
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Impulse Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Gritty book about suicide survivors told in free verse.
By Ellen Hopkins
(2007)
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The After Life Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Mature teens will love this wreck of a family.
By Daniel Ehrenhaft
(2006)
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Looking for Alaska Book Poster Image
age 16+
Award-winning novel of life and death, for older teens.
By John Green
(2006)
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