Book Reviews

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Girls pose as boys in suspenseful, nontraditional Western.
By Stacey Lee
(2015)
age 12+
 
Sequel trades action for romance, loses some charm.
By Jennifer McGowan
(2014)
age 12+
 
Riveting action, romance amid gladiators in Pompeii.
By Vicky Alvear Shecter
(2014)
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age 12+
 
Moving story of adopted girl's hunt for clues to her past.
By Barbara Stuber
(2014)
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age 12+
 
Fact, fiction entangled in lively Brontë sisters mystery.
By Michaela MacColl
(2014)
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age 12+
 
Fantasy merges with Cold War hstory in gripping spy mystery.
By Lindsay Smith
(2014)
age 12+
 
Historic flu epidemic seen through eyes of strong teen girl.
By Makiia Lucier
(2014)
age 12+
 
Solid historical fiction, great for classical music lovers.
By Nicholas Christopher
(2014)
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age 12+
 
Harrowing tale of Gypsy film extra in World War II.
By Kathryn Lasky
(2013)
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age 12+
 
Moving coming-of-age story set amid creation of Pakistan.
By Jennifer Bradbury
(2013)
age 12+
 
Spine-tingling ghost story haunts long after reading.
By Cat Winters
(2013)
age 12+
 
Engrossing Elizabethan tale of murder and intrigue.
By Jennifer McGowan
(2013)
age 12+
 
Thrilling steampunk mystery, romance in Victorian England.
By Sharon Cameron
(2012)
age 12+
 
Newbery Honor-winning tale of growing up in Stalinist USSR.
By Eugene Yelchin
(2011)
age 12+
 
Harrowing, moving account of life in Stalin's labor camps.
By Ruta Sepetys
(2011)
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age 12+
 
Exciting novel imagines the life of Cleopatra's daughter.
By Vicky Alvear Shecter
(2011)
age 12+
 
Fascinating story of Alaskan kids growing up in the 1960s.
By Debby Dahl Edwardson
(2011)
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age 12+
 
Newsboy and street urchin solve a mystery in 1893 New York.
By Avi
(2011)
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age 12+
 
Powerful play about Salem witch trials a riveting read.
By Arthur Miller
(1976)
age 12+
 
Intense story of Palestinian family in Gaza Strip in 1989.
By Cathryn Clinton
(2010)

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