Book Reviews

age 12+
 
Old-fashioned romantic swashbuckler a riveting classic.
By Baroness Orczy
(1905)
age 10+
 
Unflinching story of girl who survives Katrina.
By Julie T. Lamana
(2014)
age 13+
 
Stylish mystery has black magic, romance in '20s London.
By Teri Brown
(2014)
age 10+
 
Mysterious time-travel story for adventurous book lovers.
By Katherine Rue
(2014)
age 8+
 
Girl suspects a Communist in her midst in McCarthy-era tale.
By Megan Frazer Blakemore
(2014)
age 12+
 
Riveting action, romance amid gladiators in Pompeii.
By Vicky Alvear Shecter
(2014)
age 10+
 
Moving story of Chilean girl's escape from a dictatorship.
By Marjorie Agosin
(2014)
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age 12+
 
Moving story of adopted girl's hunt for clues to her past.
By Barbara Stuber
(2014)
age 13+
 
Compelling mystery offers intro, insight into Hitler's rise.
By Anne Blankman
(2014)
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age 12+
 
Fact, fiction entangled in lively Brontë sisters mystery.
By Michaela MacColl
(2014)
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age 14+
 
Passionate, poetic story of love across the Berlin Wall.
By Beth Kephart
(2014)
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age 12+
 
Fantasy merges with Cold War hstory in gripping spy mystery.
By Lindsay Smith
(2014)
age 10+
 
Captivating tale of soldier's boy in World War I London.
By John Boyne
(2014)
age 10+
 
Autistic kid detective returns in wacky Wild West tale.
By Caroline Lawrence
(2014)
age 10+
 
Boy and dog face danger, find friends in fast-paced tale.
By Rodman Philbrick
(2014)
age 12+
 
Historic flu epidemic seen through eyes of strong teen girl.
By Makiia Lucier
(2014)
age 10+
 
First Daughter is akin to Alice Roosevelt in fun tale.
By Rebecca Behrens
(2014)
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age 15+
 
Teen Ark stowaway tale rife with sexual tension, ape sex.
By Donna Jo Napoli
(2014)
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age 10+
 
Feisty heroine shines in award-winning historical mystery.
By Amy Timberlake
(2013)
age 12+
 
Solid historical fiction, great for classical music lovers.
By Nicholas Christopher
(2014)

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