Book Reviews

AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Light, soapy summer read about a teen soap writer.
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By David Van Etten
(2008)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
Strip club on prom night? Worth a parent preview.
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By Brian Sloan
(2008)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Rich-girl series is so materialistic it hurts.
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By Lisi Harrison
(2008)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Teen copes after sisters die at mom's hand.
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By R. A. Nelson
(2007)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Good lesson on fame's price, but iffy content, too.
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By Robin Benway
(2008)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Exciting vampire tale sucks in reluctant readers.
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By Heather Brewer
(2007)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
A hip-hop, Romeo & Juliet-inspired love story.
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By Walter Dean Myers
(2006)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Disturbing suicide novel examines bullying, indifference.
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By Jay Asher
(2007)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Raw look at loss & addiction best for older teens.
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By Joyce Carol Oates
(2006)
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)

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