Book Reviews

Everybody Sees the Ants Book Poster Image
age 15+
Powerful, challenging tale of outsider fighting back.
By A.S. King
(2011)
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The Universe Versus Alex Woods Book Poster Image
age 15+
Quirky, affecting coming-of-ager hits life-and-death issues.
By Gavin Extence
(2013)
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Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock Book Poster Image
age 15+
Misfit plans murder and suicide in painful, powerful book.
By Matthew Quick
(2013)
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The Gospel of Winter Book Poster Image
age 15+
Powerful book about victims of priest sexual abuse.
By Brendan Kiely
(2014)
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A Girl Like That Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Compelling tale of teen rebellion, tragedy in Saudi Arabia.
By Tanaz Bhathena
(2018)
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King Dork Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Dark, funny coming-of-age with lots of mature content.
By Frank Portman
(2006)
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Recovery Road Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Gritty book about substance abuse is OK for mature teens.
By Blake Nelson
(2011)
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Sisterhood Everlasting Book Poster Image
age 15+
New book in popular Traveling Pants series targets adults.
By Ann Brashares
(2011)
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Dreams of Significant Girls Book Poster Image
age 15+
Rich girls come of age in powerful book with mature themes.
By Cristina García
(2011)
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And Then Things Fall Apart Book Poster Image
age 15+
Smart, self-aware teen is obsessed with sex, Sylvia Plath.
By Arlaina Tibensky
(2011)
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The Color Purple Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Edgy tale of poor, abused woman's journey to independence.
By Alice Walker
(1982)
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Rainbow Boys Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Breakthrough book about coming out -- and falling in love.
By Alex Sanchez
(2001)
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If I Lie Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Captivating tale of loyalty, sacrifice best for older teens.
By Corrine Jackson
(2012)
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Out of the Easy Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Well-told story of prostitute's daughter; for mature teens.
By Ruta Sepetys
(2013)
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September Girls Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Lyrical coming-of-age tale undercut by iffy gender messages.
By Bennett Madison
(2013)
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Cherry, Money, Baby Book Poster Image
age 15+
Spunky narrator breathes life into teen-lured-by-celeb plot.
By John Cusick
(2013)
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Skin Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Compelling tale of girl's skin issue; mature sexual content.
By Donna Jo Napoli
(2013)
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Reality Boy Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Boy fights to move beyond abusive family in compelling tale.
By A.S. King
(2013)
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yolo: The Internet Girls, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Series friends hit college in fast-paced sequel.
By Lauren Myracle
(2014)
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Sway Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Complicated teen boy learns to feel again in edgy tale.
By Kat Spears
(2014)
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