Book Reviews

It's Kind of a Funny Story Book Poster Image
age 14+
Brilliant, edgy story about suicide best for mature teens.
By Ned Vizzini
(2006)
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All the Bright Places Book Poster Image
age 14+
Compelling teen romance tackles suicide, finds hope.
By Jennifer Niven
(2015)
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Carrie Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Tale of telekinetic teen still packs a punch.
By Stephen King
(1974)
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Symptoms of Being Human Book Poster Image
age 14+
Empathetic, empowering story of gender-fluid teen.
By Jeff Garvin
(2016)
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This Is Where It Ends Book Poster Image
age 14+
Harrowing and heartbreaking story of a school shooting.
By Marieke Nijkamp
(2016)
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Leah on the Offbeat Book Poster Image
age 14+
Heartfelt sequel of bisexual teen trying to come out.
By Becky Albertalli
(2018)
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Thirteen Reasons Why Book Poster Image
age 14+
Disturbing suicide novel examines bullying, indifference.
By Jay Asher
(2007)
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Every Last Word Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Touching tale of girl with OCD finding love through poetry.
By Tamara Ireland Stone
(2015)
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Me and Earl and the Dying Girl Book Poster Image
age 14+
Tale of dying teen is full of embarrassing comic moments.
By Jesse Andrews
(2012)
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I'll Give You the Sun Book Poster Image
age 14+
Brother-sister twins trace their rift in riveting novel.
By Jandy Nelson
(2014)
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Truly Devious, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Clever murder mystery at truly hip, mature boarding school.
By Maureen Johnson
(2018)
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One of Us Is Lying Book Poster Image
age 14+
Dirty secrets abound in fun but intense high school mystery.
By Karen M. McManus
(2017)
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Eleanor & Park Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Intense '80s romance is a fabulous pick for mature teens.
By Rainbow Rowell
(2013)
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The Amazing Book Is Not on Fire:  The World of Dan and Phil Book Poster Image
age 14+
Lively, engaging video how-to from popular YouTube stars.
By Dan Howell, Phil Lester
(2015)
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I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter Book Poster Image
age 14+
Empowering, stereotype-shattering coming-of-age story.
By Erika L. Sanchez
(2017)
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What If It's Us Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Two boys fall for each other in cute queer teen romance.
By Becky Albertalli, Adam Silvera
(2018)
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We Are the Ants Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Mature themes explored in angsty end-of-the-world story.
By Shaun David Hutchinson
(2016)
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On the Come Up Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Teen challenges stereotypes with hip-hop in heartfelt tale.
By Angie Thomas
(2019)
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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Book Poster Image
age 14+
Funny, gritty, and powerful novel of growing up on the rez.
By Sherman Alexie
(2007)
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Carry On: Simon Snow Trilogy, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Harry Potter-like fantasy is funny, romantic, delightful.
By Rainbow Rowell
(2015)
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