Book Reviews

Geese Are Never Swans Book Poster Image
age 14+
Gritty take on teen swimmer fueled by grief and anger.
By Kobe Bryant, Eva Clark
(2020)
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I Am Every Good Thing Book Poster Image
age 5+
Dynamic art, poetry enhance vivid celebration of Black boys.
By Derrick Barnes
(2020)
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The Shadow Wand: The Black Witch Chronicles, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Witch turns into warrior in sexually charged third book.
By Laurie Forest
(2020)
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Call Down the Hawk: The Dreamer Trilogy, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Thrilling, heartbreaking start to Raven Cycle spin-off.
By Maggie Stiefvater
(2019)
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Soul of the Sword: Shadow of the Fox, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Lots of gory carnage in engaging samurai sequel.
By Julie Kagawa
(2019)
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Ghosts of the Shadow Market Book Poster Image
age 14+
Brooding tales for those steeped in the Shadowhunter-verse.
By Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson, Kelly Link, Robin Wasserman
(2019)
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Heroine Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Honest, empathetic story of teen athlete's opioid addiction.
By Mindy McGinnis
(2019)
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Hooper Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Poignant tale of Polish immigrant teen's struggle to fit in.
By Geoff Herbach
(2018)
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More Than We Can Tell Book Poster Image
age 14+
Emotional coming-of-age story tackles abuse, cyberbullying.
By Brigid Kemmerer
(2018)
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The Girl Who Ran: Bobbi Gibb, the First Woman to Run the Boston Marathon Book Poster Image
age 5+
Suspense, drama in tale of runner who helped break barrier.
By Frances Poletti, Kristina Yee
(2017)
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The 12 Sleighs of Christmas Book Poster Image
age 5+
Elves compete to make Santa new sleigh in imaginative tale.
By Sherri Duskey Rinker
(2017)
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Crazy House Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Violent dystopian thriller doesn't make a lot of sense.
By Gabrielle Charbonnet, James Patterson
(2017)
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Dad and the Dinosaur Book Poster Image
age 5+
Dad helps son manage fears in kind story full of empathy.
By Gennifer Choldenko
(2017)
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First & Then Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Predictable but engaging high school romance.
By Emma Mills
(2015)
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Half Bad Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Exciting witchy fantasy is riveting but grim and violent.
By Sally Green
(2014)
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Why We Took the Car Book Poster Image
age 14+
Dark humor, edgy details elevate teen road trip.
By Wolfgang Herrndorf
(2014)
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Divided We Fall, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Provocative military tale asks tough patriotism questions.
By Trent Reedy
(2014)
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World After: Penryn & the End of Days, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Intense apocalyptic angel series ramps up violence, romance.
By Susan Ee
(2013)
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Ink Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Japanese setting, mythology more intriguing than characters.
By Amanda Sun
(2013)
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Freckleface Strawberry and the Dodgeball Bully Book Poster Image
age 5+
Imaginative girl tackles bully in upbeat playground story.
By Julianne Moore
(2009)
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