Book Reviews

AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Super-relatable heroine, lots of middle-school drama.
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By Erin Entrada Kelly
(2015)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Gay teen's coming out becomes a musical in fun, campy novel.
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By David Levithan
(2015)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Captivating tale of U.S. girl meeting her family in Vietnam.
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By Thanhha Lai
(2015)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Unforgettable story of a girl's 1,000-mile journey home.
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By David Arnold
(2015)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Gritty tale of teen runaway connecting with homeless kids.
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By Chris Lynch
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Appealing tale of would-be witch has laughs, insights.
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By Natasha Lowe
(2015)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Coming-of-age sequel is just as wry, mature as the original.
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By Frank Portman
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Tough tween girl fights to save family in bleak future.
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By Michael Perry
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Memorable heroine, lush writing weave a captivating spell.
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By Katherine Rundell
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Poignant tale of autistic girl and her dog.
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By Ann M. Martin
(2014)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Complicated teen boy learns to feel again in edgy tale.
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By Kat Spears
(2014)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Joey tries to heal his family in emotional series finale.
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By Jack Gantos
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Girl uses fantasy world to recover in moody, moving book.
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By Meg Wolitzer
(2014)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Inspiring tale of teen who gains perspective by running.
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By Rachel Toor
(2014)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Brave memoir about HIV offers new perspective and hope.
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By Paige Rawl
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Engaging sequel explores ambition, cyberbullying.
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By Maria T. Lennon
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Teen boy recovers after brother's suicide in gritty read.
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By Ellen Hopkins
(2014)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
True love, family vs. psycho killer in fast-paced thriller.
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By Holly Goldberg Sloan
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Cyberbullied teens promote happiness in sweet misfit tale.
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By James Patterson, Lisa Papademetriou
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Surprisingly hilarious book about teen with Tourette's.
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By Brian Conaghan
(2014)

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