Book Reviews

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age 10+
 
Mesmerizing and disturbing moral allegory.
By Jerry Spinelli
(1997)
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age 10+
 
A car crash ends one life and begins another.
By Paul Fleischman
(1998)
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age 11+
 
Offbeat, gritty story with heart. OK for older tweens.
By Sue Stauffacher
(2005)
age 14+
 
Funny, gritty, and powerful novel of growing up on the rez.
By Sherman Alexie
(2007)
age 14+
 
Gorgeously moving story about autistic teen.
By Francisco X. Stork
(2009)
age 10+
 
Boy risks all to find his dog after Hurricane Katrina.
By Brenda Woods
(2011)
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age 15+
 
Mature romance explores love, travel, and self-discovery.
By Gayle Forman
(2013)
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age 14+
 
Beautiful coming-of-age story about fandom and first love.
By Rainbow Rowell
(2013)
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age 16+
 
Brilliant, violent Afghanistan novel will enlighten teens.
By Khaled Hosseini
(2003)
age 10+
 
Epic, adventurous, romantic, fantastic graphic novel.
By Isabel Greenberg
(2013)
age 12+
 
Kyla runs for her life in exciting trilogy conclusion.
By Teri Terry
(2014)
age 14+
 
Fabulous, thought-provoking tale about a boy with epilepsy.
By Andrew Smith
(2014)
age 9+
 
Wise words to live by cleverly packed in a "Wonder" package.
By R.J. Palacio
(2014)
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age 12+
 
Heartbreaking, powerful tale amid diamond mines of Zimbabwe.
By Michael Williams
(2014)
age 11+
 
Second, stronger installment focuses on characters.
By Lauren DeStefano
(2015)
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age 13+
 
Story of memory, danger, suspense, and trauma.
By Robert Cormier
(1977)
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age 9+
 
Boy's writings are lyrical, yet seamless and real.
By Jacqueline Woodson
(2004)
age 11+
 
A riveting utopian novel that's expertly crafted.
By Lois Lowry
(1993)
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age 12+
 
Clever, creepy modern fairy tale with irresistible heroes.
By Tom McNeal
(2013)
age 14+
 
Brother-sister twins trace their rift in riveting novel.
By Jandy Nelson
(2014)

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