Book Reviews

Hero Book Poster Image
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age 8+
True bravery, friendship in suspenseful tale for dog lovers.
By Sarah Lean
(2015)
I'm Glad I Did Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Upbeat tale of teen songwriter has vivid '60s backdrop.
By Cynthia Weil
(2015)
Killing Time in Crystal City Book Poster Image
age 13+
Gritty tale of teen runaway connecting with homeless kids.
By Chris Lynch
(2015)
The Courage of Cat Campbell Book Poster Image
age 8+
Appealing tale of would-be witch has laughs, insights.
By Natasha Lowe
(2015)
King Dork Approximately Book Poster Image
age 15+
Coming-of-age sequel is just as wry, mature as the original.
By Frank Portman
(2014)
The Turtle of Oman Book Poster Image
age 10+
Poetic story about boy who doesn't want to move to America.
By Naomi Shihab Nye
(2014)
The Scavengers Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Tough tween girl fights to save family in bleak future.
By Michael Perry
(2014)
Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms Book Poster Image
age 8+
Memorable heroine, lush writing weave a captivating spell.
By Katherine Rundell
(2014)
Rain Reign Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Poignant tale of autistic girl and her dog.
By Ann M. Martin
(2014)
Sway Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Complicated teen boy learns to feel again in edgy tale.
By Kat Spears
(2014)
The Key That Swallowed Joey Pigza Book Poster Image
age 11+
Joey tries to heal his family in emotional series finale.
By Jack Gantos
(2014)
The Swap Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Switching spell lets girl and boy see other's point of view.
By Megan Shull
(2014)
Belzhar Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Girl uses fantasy world to recover in moody, moving book.
By Meg Wolitzer
(2014)
On the Road to Find Out Book Poster Image
age 13+
Inspiring tale of teen who gains perspective by running.
By Rachel Toor
(2014)
yolo: The Internet Girls, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Series friends hit college in fast-paced sequel.
By Lauren Myracle
(2014)
Positive: Surviving My Bullies, Finding Hope, and Living to Change the World Book Poster Image
age 13+
Brave memoir about HIV offers new perspective and hope.
By Paige Rawl
(2014)
Watch Out, Hollywood!: More Confessions of a So-Called Middle Child Book Poster Image
age 8+
Engaging sequel explores ambition, cyberbullying.
By Maria T. Lennon
(2014)
Rumble Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Teen boy recovers after brother's suicide in gritty read.
By Ellen Hopkins
(2014)
Just Call My Name Book Poster Image
age 13+
True love, family vs. psycho killer in fast-paced thriller.
By Holly Goldberg Sloan
(2014)
Homeroom Diaries Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Cyberbullied teens promote happiness in sweet misfit tale.
By James Patterson, Lisa Papademetriou
(2014)

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