Book Reviews

AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Nail-biting page-turner jolts ghost series back to life.
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By Maureen Johnson
(2015)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Family rivalries get complex, but sequel still excites.
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By Dianne K. Salerni
(2015)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Charming early stories from master of fantasy.
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By Terry Pratchett
(2015)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Mystery, adventure, laughs in imaginative series start.
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By Gordon Korman
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Confrontations intensify in riveting civil rights memoir.
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By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin
(2015)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Diverse superhero saga ups ante with mystical villains.
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By Eric Dean Seaton
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Abused girl finds courage, family in compelling WWII story.
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By Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
(2015)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Fun space-pirate sequel adds complexity.
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By Jason Fry
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Thriller full of glamour, intrigue may hook tweens, teens.
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By Ally Carter
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Heartbreaking, powerful tale amid diamond mines of Zimbabwe.
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By Michael Williams
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
YA version of POW bio is a poignant tale of perseverance.
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By Laura Hillenbrand
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Compelling, nuanced tale of loving family under segregation.
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By Sharon M. Draper
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Heroic cast and terrific plot keep fantasy sequel exciting.
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By Carol Goodman
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Fun, tech-savvy start to orphaned spy kids series.
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By Peter Jay Black
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Tragic Sabriel prequel slow to start but worth the wait.
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By Garth Nix
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Slow storytelling in an intriguing fantasy realm.
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By Brandon Mull
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Spin-off with brave girl best for loyal Septimus Heap fans.
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By Angie Sage
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Strong heroine, creative premise, but a floundering fantasy.
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By Ally Condie
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Continuing adventures in wizardry take a dark turn.
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By Jasper Fforde
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Charming, funny comics memoir of growing up deaf.
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By Cece Bell
(2014)

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