Book Reviews

AGE
9
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Installment in popular series is long on drama, stereotypes.
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By Rachel Renee Russell
(2015)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Second fun adventure is creepier, less gross.
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By Tom Angleberger
(2015)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Fun text-gone-wrong tale promotes offline relationships.
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By Tommy Greenwald
(2015)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Funny middle schoolers' adventure brims with potty talk.
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By Tom Angleberger
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Tween girls learn to accept change in light summer read.
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By Lisa Greenwald
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
A girls-vs.-boys twist in magic-filled sequel.
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By Soman Chainani
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Nate gets cool but sticks with friends in comic adventure.
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By Lincoln Peirce
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Wacky mayhem fills tale of troublemaker in genius academy.
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By Gordon Korman
(2012)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Grimm's witch returns to cook again in darkly funny tale.
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By Keith McGowan
(2009)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Realistic story about friendship and facing fears.
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By Judy Blume
(1972)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Slow-paced but sweet prequel to classic friendship series.
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By Ann M. Martin
(2010)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Good-hearted story about popularity's true meaning.
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By Amy Ignatow
(2010)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Delightful, exciting adventure for girls who love fantasy.
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By Andrea Burden, Jan Bozarth
(2009)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Similarities trump differences in true friendship.
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By Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
(2009)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
After-school special-style novel on weight loss.
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By Annie Bryant
(2005)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Offbeat, moving tale of coping with grief.
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By Jerry Spinelli
(2007)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Delightfully offbeat fairytale full of surprises.
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By Jean Ferris
(2004)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Overlong, partly successful fairy-tale mash-up.
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By Lyn Gardner
(2007)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Different is OK -- a great message for tweens.
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By Annie Bryant
(2007)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Honest, moving story of friendship and loss.
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By Katherine Paterson
(1977)

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