Book Reviews

Wonderstruck Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Inventive story of runaways in New York, 50 years apart.
By Brian Selznick
(2011)
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Brave New World Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Satire of ultimate consumerist society still packs punch.
By Aldous Huxley
(1932)
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Ungifted Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Wacky mayhem fills tale of troublemaker in genius academy.
By Gordon Korman
(2012)
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Malcolm at Midnight Book Poster Image
age 9+
Exciting story of misunderstood rat who becomes a hero.
By W.H. Beck
(2012)
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Pirate Cinema Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Rousing near-future adventure tackles privacy issues.
By Cory Doctorow
(2012)
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"Who Could That Be at This Hour?": All the Wrong Questions, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Snicket in fine form as a 12-year-old solving noir mystery.
By Lemony Snicket
(2012)
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Ask the Passengers Book Poster Image
age 14+
Powerful, poignant story of teen girl in love with a girl.
By A.S. King
(2012)
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Joshua Dread Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Hilarious saga of middle-schooler with supervillain parents.
By Lee Bacon
(2012)
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Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America Book Poster Image
age 9+
Captivating storytelling makes these heroes relatable.
By Andrea Davis Pinkney
(2012)
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Homeland Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Tense hacker adventure tackles government spying on public.
By Cory Doctorow
(2013)
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Jumper Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Captivating, complex sci-fi about teleporting teen.
By Steven Gould
(1992)
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Dark Triumph: His Fair Assassin, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Beautiful, violent story of medieval love and tragedy.
By Robin LaFevers
(2013)
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Spellbound: The Books of Elsewhere, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Second book in popular series is even more spine-tingling.
By Jacqueline West
(2011)
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Fragments: The Partials Sequence, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Kira tracks creators of super-soldiers in exciting sequel.
By Dan Wells
(2013)
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The Ability Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Brilliant, thrilling story of kids training in mind control.
By M.M. Vaughan
(2013)
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Wild Awake Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Brilliant, intense tale of teen coping with grief.
By Hilary T. Smith
(2013)
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The Witch's Curse Book Poster Image
age 9+
Brother and sister dodge more evil in funny, scary sequel.
By Keith McGowan
(2013)
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Sidekicked Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Smart coming-of-age tale costumed as superhero adventure.
By John David Anderson
(2013)
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Friday Never Leaving Book Poster Image
age 14+
Gut-wrenching tale of grieving runaway is edgy, lyrical.
By Vikki Wakefield
(2013)
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The Boy on the Porch Book Poster Image
age 9+
Wonderful story of mute boy mysteriously left on farm.
By Sharon Creech
(2013)
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