Book Reviews

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Teen boy recovers after brother's suicide in gritty read.
By Ellen Hopkins
(2014)
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The Girl from the Well Book Poster Image
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Creepy, gory horror story based on Japanese folktale.
By Rin Chupeco
(2014)
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Guy in Real Life Book Poster Image
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Sweet, utterly believable romance/fantasy explores identity.
By Steve Brezenoff
(2014)
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As Red as Blood Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Top-notch Finnish murder mystery has great female heroine.
By Salla Simukka
(2014)
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Otherbound Book Poster Image
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Boy sees life through eyes of servant girl in heavy tale.
By Corinne Duyvis
(2014)
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100 Sideways Miles Book Poster Image
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Fabulous, thought-provoking tale about a boy with epilepsy.
By Andrew Smith
(2014)
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Girl uses fantasy world to recover in moody, moving book.
By Meg Wolitzer
(2014)
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Deep Sea Book Poster Image
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Tender summer tale is 3rd in saga of Jewish girl in WWII.
By Annika Thor
(2014)
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The Darkest Part of the Forest Book Poster Image
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Teen sibs battle magic foes in convoluted fantasy.
By Holly Black
(2015)
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A Cold Legacy: The Madman's Daughter, Book 3 Book Poster Image
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High body count, low believability in Frankenstein homage.
By Megan Shepherd
(2015)
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Burning Nation: Divided We Fall, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Modern civil war erupts in intense, action-packed sequel.
By Trent Reedy
(2015)
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Mosquitoland Book Poster Image
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Unforgettable story of a girl's 1,000-mile journey home.
By David Arnold
(2015)
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age 14+
Sensitive tale of teen's descent into mental illness.
By Neal Shusterman
(2015)
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Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story Book Poster Image
age 14+
Gay teen's coming out becomes a musical in fun, campy novel.
By David Levithan
(2015)
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The Wicked Will Rise: Dorothy Must Die, Book 2 Book Poster Image
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Amy and her quest take a darker turn in imaginative sequel.
By Danielle Paige
(2015)
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Bone Gap Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Beautiful tale of missing girl explores magic, love, loss.
By Laura Ruby
(2015)
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All the Rage Book Poster Image
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Powerful story about an isolated rape victim's struggles.
By Courtney Summers
(2015)
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An Ember in the Ashes, Book 1 Book Poster Image
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Gripping romantic fantasy in an alternative universe.
By Sabaa Tahir
(2015)
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None of the Above Book Poster Image
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Informative tale of a girl who learns she's intersex.
By I.W. Gregorio
(2015)
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End of Days: Penryn & the End of Days, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Action-packed final showdown against killer angels.
By Susan Ee
(2015)
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