Book Reviews

age 16+
 
Powerful look at abusive childhood for mature readers only.
By David Small
(2009)
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age 16+
 
Gritty novel of violence and race best for older teens.
By Richard Wright
(1940)
age 16+
 
Teen faces addiction and abuse in powerful, poetic novel.
By Benjamin Alire Sáenz
(2009)
age 16+
 
Magical novel explores personal, political passions.
By Isabel Allende
(1985)
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Kim
age 16+
 
Classic about complex Indian cultures best for older teens.
By Rudyard Kipling
(1901)
age 16+
 
Tribute collection will please Bradbury fans, new readers.
By Mort Castle, Sam Weller
(2012)
age 16+
 
Intense novel explores feelings of date-rape survivor.
By Colleen Clayton
(2012)
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age 16+
 
Brilliant, violent Afghanistan novel will enlighten teens.
By Khaled Hosseini
(2003)
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age 16+
 
Edgy sequel to Jumper is best for older teens.
By Steven Gould
(2013)
age 16+
 
School-for-criminals mystery turns very dark and violent.
By Kirsten Miller
(2013)
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age 16+
 
Complex adult book explores rape survival, reservation life.
By Louise Erdrich
(2012)
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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+
 
College kids steam things up in mature, romantic read.
By Jean Haus
(2013)
age 16+
 
Darkly funny, very violent high school murder mystery.
By Kathleen Hale
(2014)
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age 16+
 
Sex, drugs, rock, mythology fill dark paranormal tale.
By Sarah McCarry
(2014)
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age 16+
 
Creepy, violent Asylum sequel has some gore.
By Madeleine Roux
(2014)