Book Reviews

AGE
9
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Boy's writings are lyrical, yet seamless and real.
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By Jacqueline Woodson
(2004)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Powerful shipwreck story has anti-racism message..
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By Theodore Taylor
(1987)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
A riveting utopian novel that's expertly crafted.
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By Lois Lowry
(1993)
AGE
7
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Lighthearted, satisfying survival story.
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By Wendy Orr
(2001)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Attention to detail makes adventure satisfying.
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By E. L. Konigsburg
(1977)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
A tale of hope to treasure.
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By Sarah Stewart
(1997)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Hold on tight for an intense tale of survival.
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By Gary Paulsen
(1987)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
A cliff-hanging adventure wrapped in black humor.
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By Lemony Snicket
(1999)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Mesmerizing and disturbing moral allegory.
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By Jerry Spinelli
(1997)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Story of memory, danger, suspense, and trauma.
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By Robert Cormier
(1977)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Hard to put down, and harder to forget.
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By Anne Holm
(1969)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
A car crash ends one life and begins another.
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By Paul Fleischman
(1998)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Humorous and moving story has an edge.
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By Louis Sachar
(2000)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Offbeat, gritty story with heart. OK for older tweens.
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By Sue Stauffacher
(2005)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Top-notch, rip-roaring adventure with fantasy violence.
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By Joshua Mowll
(2005)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Funny, gritty, and powerful novel of growing up on the rez.
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By Sherman Alexie
(2007)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
The granddaddy of kids' adventures -- a classic.
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By Robert Louis Stevenson
(1883)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Gorgeously moving story about autistic teen.
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By Francisco X. Stork
(2009)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Still one of the greatest American novels.
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By Mark Twain
(1885)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Powerful, heartbreaking tale of young soldiers in Iraq.
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By Patricia McCormick
(2009)

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