Book Reviews

After the First Death Book Poster Image
age 13+
Suspenseful plot has a psychological twist.
By Robert Cormier
(1979)
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Flight #116 Is Down! Book Poster Image
age 11+
Hardly a classic, but still a riveting adventure.
By Caroline B. Cooney
(1992)
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Whirligig Book Poster Image
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age 10+
A car crash ends one life and begins another.
By Paul Fleischman
(1998)
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An Abundance of Katherines Book Poster Image
age 14+
Comic slacker-geek lit is fun for the right teen.
By John Green
(2006)
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Things Hoped For Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Teens connect over music and death. Intriguing.
By Andrew Clements
(2006)
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Surrender Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Lyrical, award-winning thriller is complex; read with teens.
By Sonya Hartnett
(2006)
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Harry Sue Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Offbeat, gritty story with heart. OK for older tweens.
By Sue Stauffacher
(2005)
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Flush Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Teens fight polluting casino boat owner.
By Carl Hiaasen
(2005)
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Car Trouble Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Duff finds trouble while driving cross country.
By Jeanne DuPrau
(2005)
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Small Steps Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Holes sequel delves into edgier territory.
By Louis Sachar
(2006)
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Love, Stargirl Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Peek into Stargirl's diary in this moody sequel.
By Jerry Spinelli
(2007)
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Criss Cross Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Lyrical tale of small-town teens in a '60s summer.
By Lynne Rae Perkins
(2006)
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Boy Kills Man Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Powerful but mature novel about child assassins.
By Matt Whyman
(2006)
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I Am the Messenger Book Poster Image
age 15+
Lots of mature content in gritty tale; OK for older teens.
By Markus Zusak
(2006)
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Dr. Susan's Girls-Only Weight Loss Guide Book Poster Image
age 11+
Authentic, helpful guide for girls and parents.
By Dr. Susan S. Bartell
(2006)
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Just Listen Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Teen angst and serious issues; best for mature teens.
By Sarah Dessen
(2006)
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The Prophet of Yonwood (Ember, Book 3) Book Poster Image
age 9+
Don't look for much Ember here. But OK for tweens.
By Jeanne DuPrau
(2006)
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Flipped Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Honest story about first crushes -- tweens and up.
By Wendelin Van Draanen
(2006)
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Hoot Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Award-winning tale has environmental theme.
By Carl Hiaasen
(2006)
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The Da Vinci Code Book Poster Image
age 15+
Too arcane for younger kids, better for adults.
By Dan Brown
(2006)
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