Book Reviews

AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Gritty, honest look at teen pregnancy. Teens and up.
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By Sharon M. Draper
(2007)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Standard clique book with same mean-girl behavior.
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By Melissa de la Cruz
(2008)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Mystery overshadowed by mean-girl vibe, shopping.
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By Sara Shepard
(2007)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Coming-of-age story about girl who had sex at 13.
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By Sara Zarr
(2007)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Funny, gritty, and powerful novel of growing up on the rez.
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By Sherman Alexie
(2007)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
An honest look at teen pregnancy from boy's point of view.
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By Nick Hornby
(2007)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Teens fight polluting casino boat owner.
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By Carl Hiaasen
(2005)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Peek into Stargirl's diary in this moody sequel.
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By Jerry Spinelli
(2007)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Gripping story of teen entering foster care.
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By Ron Koertge
(2007)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
First graphic novel to win major child lit awards.
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By Gene Luen Yang
(2006)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Newbery winner is delicate, humorous, poignant.
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By Susan Patron
(2006)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
Lyrical, award-winning thriller is complex; read with teens.
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By Sonya Hartnett
(2006)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Comic slacker-geek lit is fun for the right teen.
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By John Green
(2006)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Graphic portrayal of homelessness; best for older teens.
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By Coe Booth
(2006)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Teens connect over music and death. Intriguing.
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By Andrew Clements
(2006)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Honest story about first crushes -- tweens and up.
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By Wendelin Van Draanen
(2006)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Too arcane for younger kids, better for adults.
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By Dan Brown
(2006)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Don't look for much Ember here. But OK for tweens.
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By Jeanne DuPrau
(2006)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Teen angst and serious issues; best for mature teens.
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By Sarah Dessen
(2006)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Award-winning tale has environmental theme.
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By Carl Hiaasen
(2006)

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