Book Reviews

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age 13+
 
Sensitive graphic-novel memoir of '80s Polish childhood.
By Marzena Sowa
(2011)
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age 13+
 
Fun time-travel twist teaches importance of now.
By Carolyn Mackler, Jay Asher
(2011)
age 10+
 
Light romance flirts with tough issues.
By Ruth White
(2011)
age 10+
 
Charming story of a small-town boy's unlikely adventures.
By Jack Gantos
(2011)
age 14+
 
Tender tale of pregnant teen celebrates hope after loss.
By Sara Zarr
(2011)
age 9+
 
Beloved classic features lovable, imaginative heroine.
By L.M. Montgomery
(1908)
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age 12+
 
A troubled boy discovers his self-worth through art.
By Gary D. Schmidt
(2013)
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age 9+
 
Third book in offbeat series explores the meaning of family.
By Susan Patron
(2011)
age 8+
 
Orange tree draws a neighborhood together in unique story.
By Joanne Rocklin
(2011)
age 15+
 
Smart, self-aware teen is obsessed with sex, Sylvia Plath.
By Arlaina Tibensky
(2011)
age 16+
 
Controversial coming-of-age classic with sex, drugs, abuse.
By Stephen Chbosky
(1999)
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age 10+
 
Delightful graphic novel follows teen girl's teeth troubles.
By Raina Telgemeier
(2010)
age 12+
 
Touching coming-of-age story with some mature themes.
By Dana Reinhardt
(2011)
age 11+
 
Moose's ties to Al Capone deepen in engaging sequel.
By Gennifer Choldenko
(2009)
age 15+
 
Rich girls come of age in powerful book with mature themes.
By Cristina García
(2011)
age 11+
 
Vivacious seventh grader expresses herself in vivid poems.
By James Howe
(2011)
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age 15+
 
Teens in rehab deal with addiction, other mature problems.
By Amy Reed
(2011)
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age 13+
 
Confused teens find strength in sweet soap opera confection.
By Lisa Schroeder
(2011)
age 15+
 
New book in popular Traveling Pants series targets adults.
By Ann Brashares
(2011)
age 15+
 
Carrie finds herself in New York City in fun, racy prequel.
By Candace Bushnell
(2011)

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