Book Reviews

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age 14+
Gay Christian teen struggles with sexuality, religion.
By Alex Sanchez
(2007)
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age 15+
Not much to like about these shallow, mean girls.
By Sara Lawrence
(2007)
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age 12+
Mixed-race teen thoughtfully dissects race issues.
By Janet McDonald
(2007)
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age 15+
Yet another cliquey series, but with a nicer star.
By Kate Brian
(2006)
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age 13+
Real look at first love (and sex) -- a teen classic.
By Judy Blume
(1975)
age 15+
Edgy book about cool city kids is only mildly fun.
By Rachel Cohn, David Levithan
(2007)
age 17+
Coming-of-age tale filled with sex -- lessons too.
By Derrick Barnes
(2006)
age 12+
Great wisdom and humor for teens to meditate on.
By Jordan Sonnenblick
(2007)
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age 12+
Satisfying coming-of-age read.
By Natasha Friend
(2007)
age 15+
Lost memory leads to some honest soul-searching.
By Gabrielle Zevin
(2007)
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age 16+
Very mature book about boy molested by teacher.
By Barry Lyga
(2007)
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age 14+
Solid primer on what it means to be a transgender teen.
By Ellen Wittlinger
(2007)
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age 12+
Witchy fun for Cabot fans. OK but not magical.
By Meg Cabot
(2007)
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age 16+
Intense poems of meth addiction; read with teens.
By Ellen Hopkins
(2007)
age 14+
Sad, witty, powerful read about a parent dying.
By Margo Rabb
(2007)
age 15+
Racy gay-themed read is fun but contrived.
By Nico Medina
(2007)
age 13+
Hijinks ensue as goofy girl schemes for her man.
By Janette Rallison
(2007)
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age 13+
Good girl finds inner punk -- OK, but not rockin'.
By Cecil Castellucci
(2007)
age 14+
Mature themes abound in tale about a teen's gay ex.
By Carrie Jones
(2007)
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age 12+
Feisty heroine deals with adventure, romance, family drama.
By Maureen Johnson
(2007)

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