Book Reviews

AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Excellent ghost-hunting series stays super scary.
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By Jonathan Stroud
(2014)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Suspenseful, satisfying conclusion to teen hacker trilogy.
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By Michelle Gagnon
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Top-notch Finnish murder mystery has great female heroine.
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By Salla Simukka
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Engaging zoo sequel blends smarts, pranks, and animal facts.
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By Stuart Gibbs
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Teen murder mystery is fun, flighty, formulaic.
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By Beth Fantaskey
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Clever, quirky kickoff to father-son detective series.
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By Rohan Gavin
(2014)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Stoner mom's antics cloud otherwise fun, ghostly mystery.
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By Rebekah Crane
(2014)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
A privileged life goes askew in haunting summer mystery.
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By E. Lockhart
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Boy sketch artist helps catch art thieves in zippy mystery.
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By Marcia Wells
(2014)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Teen serial killer faces moral dilemma in gripping read.
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By Katherine Ewell
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Fun, clever mini-mysteries let readers play detective.
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By Lemony Snicket
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Magic, math, myths fill fast-paced, perilous series start.
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By Whitaker Ringwald
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Plucky heroine uncovers stolen painting in engaging mystery.
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By Laura Marx Fitzgerald
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Teens seek kidnapped classmates in exciting Virals tale.
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By Kathy Reichs, Brendan Reichs
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Violent but gleeful secret-agent thriller with heart.
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By Chris Rylander
(2014)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Fast-paced tale of family in hiding is gripping, violent.
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By Lamar Giles
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Small-town mystery sequel charming but doesn't cut as deep.
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By Sheila Turnage
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Complex globetrotting mystery has science, history, puzzles.
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By Tony Abbott
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Gripping psychological thriller for older teens.
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By Lucy Christopher
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Teens vs. serial killer in implausible, confusing thriller.
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By Jennifer Lynn Barnes
(2013)

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