Book Reviews

Dirty Wings Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Sex, drugs, rock, mythology fill dark paranormal tale.
By Sarah McCarry
(2014)
Grasshopper Jungle Book Poster Image
age 16+
Brilliant end-of-the-world chronicle is unforgettably weird.
By Andrew Smith
(2014)
Impulse Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Edgy sequel to Jumper is best for older teens.
By Steven Gould
(2013)
The Kite Runner Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Brilliant, violent Afghanistan novel will enlighten teens.
By Khaled Hosseini
(2003)
The Long Earth Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Witty sci-fi adventure takes hero to alternate Earths.
By Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter
(2012)
A.D.D. (Adolescent Demo Division) Book Poster Image
age 16+
Sharp critique of gamer culture told as sci-fi story.
By Douglas Rushkoff
(2012)
For the Win Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Teen gamers vs. corporations; absorbing but violent sci-fi.
By Cory Doctorow
(2010)
Before I Fall Book Poster Image
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age 16+
From suicide to bullying, every tough teen topic is present.
By Lauren Oliver
(2010)
Castration Celebration Book Poster Image
age 16+
Crass, explicit novel tries to be provocative, ends up lame.
By Jake Wizner
(2009)
Punkzilla Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Grim account of a runaway teen is intense and disturbing.
By Adam Rapp
(2009)
Sophomore Switch Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Chick lit with a dose of feminism.
By Abby McDonald
(2009)
Watchmen Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Retired heroes fight to save themselves in gritty classic.
By Alan Moore
(1995)
Identical Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Thick free-verse bestseller takes graphic look at incest.
By Ellen Hopkins
(2008)
A Really Nice Prom Mess Book Poster Image
age 16+
Strip club on prom night? Worth a parent preview.
By Brian Sloan
(2008)
Surrender Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Lyrical, award-winning thriller is complex; read with teens.
By Sonya Hartnett
(2006)