Book Reviews

Editors' pick
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
All the charm, menace, and wordplay of A Series of Unfortunate Events but in a noir setting, with Snicket as a boy solving the mystery.
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By Lemony Snicket
(2012)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
More playful sequel, even as menace and mystery build.
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By Lemony Snicket
(2013)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Snicket trails an arsonist in compelling installment.
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By Lemony Snicket
(2014)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Deaf teen learns scary truths in suspenseful thriller.
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By Nick Lake
(2015)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Mystery, adventure, laughs in imaginative series start.
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By Gordon Korman
(2015)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Suspenseful mystery with a Lemony Snicket vibe.
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By Trenton Lee Stewart
(2007)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Fast-paced YA thriller from "suburban noir" pro.
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By Harlan Coben
(2011)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Great premise overcomes an excess of clever embellishments.
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By Lizzie K. Foley
(2012)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Smart kids, lessons in Mysterious Benedict Society prequel.
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By Trenton Lee Stewart
(2012)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Exciting series gets personal with Boone accused of theft.
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By John Grisham
(2012)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Exciting, nonstop techno-thriller raises big issues.
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By Michelle Gagnon
(2012)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Teen must prove she didn't kill parents in taut thriller.
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By James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
(2012)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Masterful murder mystery takes dark view of justice.
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By Agatha Christie
(1939)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Touching story of resourceful girl solving a family mystery.
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By Blue Balliett
(2013)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Don't Turn Around sequel maintains hacker thriller suspense.
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By Michelle Gagnon
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Clever, fast-paced mystery mixes spy thrills and teen drama.
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By Stuart Gibbs
(2012)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Funny, intriguing mystery of school's hidden treasure.
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By Emily Fairlie
(2012)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Action-packed mystery teaches kids detective skills.
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By Octavia Spencer, Vivienne To
(2013)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Romance and snakes add to intrigue in imaginative sequel.
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By James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
(2013)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Fast-paced tale of family in hiding is gripping, violent.
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By Lamar Giles
(2014)

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