Book Reviews

age 12+
Magical fantasy a fine escape for fans.
By Sarah Fine
(2016)
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age 9+
Sad, soulful story of grieving girl interned during WWII.
By Lois Sepahban
(2016)
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age 12+
A light, enjoyable read for romantic-fantasy fans.
By Kiera Cass
(2016)
age 12+
Powerful, intense tale of slave life near end of Civil War.
By Jon Walter
(2016)
age 9+
Frank, poetic picture book bio has dazzling art.
By Carole Boston Weatherford
(2015)
age 12+
Soul-gripping story of teen's grief and hope.
By Jason Reynolds
(2015)
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age 12+
Moving, fast-paced novel-in-verse; great for teen boys.
By Marilyn Nelson
(2015)
age 9+
A gateway for deep family discussions about values.
By Ethan Hawke
(2015)
age 9+
Solid storytelling, intensity in spin-off series sequel.
By Victoria Schwab
(2015)
age 12+
Taut time-travel adventure-romance explores race, sex bias.
By Alexandra Bracken
(2016)
age 9+
Highly detailed, scene-by-scene retelling of the film.
By Tom Angleberger
(2015)
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age 12+
Quirky, compelling tale of schizophrenic teen on quest.
By Martine Leavitt
(2015)
age 12+
Ballerina's frank, inspiring tale of perseverance and hope.
By Michaela DePrince
(2014)
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age 12+
Poignant, thoughtful tale of teen's loss, grief, recovery.
By Edwidge Danticat
(2015)
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age 12+
Fresh cyberthriller explores dark side of social media.
By Joelle Charbonneau
(2015)
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age 12+
Solid standalone fantasy is inspired by Chinese folklore.
By Richelle Mead
(2015)
age 9+
Elf kids fight the good fight in fantasy series installment.
By Shannon Messenger
(2015)
age 12+
Gripping nonfiction account of Vietnam-era whistle-blowing.
By Steve Sheinkin
(2015)
age 12+
Tale of superpowered court intrigue grows darker.
By Marie Lu
(2015)
age 12+
Powerful graphic-novel memoir offers hope, call to action.
By Jessica Dee Humphreys, Michel Chikwanine
(2015)

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