Book Reviews

age 10+
 
Teens seek kidnapped classmates in exciting Virals tale.
By Kathy Reichs, Brendan Reichs
(2014)
age 9+
 
Violent but gleeful secret-agent thriller with heart.
By Chris Rylander
(2014)
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age 13+
 
Fast-paced tale of family in hiding is gripping, violent.
By Lamar Giles
(2014)
age 10+
 
Small-town mystery sequel charming but doesn't cut as deep.
By Sheila Turnage
(2014)
age 9+
 
Complex globetrotting mystery has science, history, puzzles.
By Tony Abbott
(2014)
age 14+
 
Gripping psychological thriller for older teens.
By Lucy Christopher
(2014)
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age 14+
 
Teens vs. serial killer in implausible, confusing thriller.
By Jennifer Lynn Barnes
(2013)
age 14+
 
Romance and snakes add to intrigue in imaginative sequel.
By James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
(2013)
age 9+
 
Funny tween-sleuths mystery more complex than first.
By Emily Fairlie
(2013)
age 8+
 
Action-packed mystery teaches kids detective skills.
By Octavia Spencer, Vivienne To
(2013)
age 9+
 
More playful sequel, even as menace and mystery build.
By Lemony Snicket
(2013)
age 8+
 
Intriguing tale of boy as detective after parents vanish.
By Cynthia Voigt
(2013)
age 11+
 
Exciting ghost-hunter series start is very, very scary.
By Jonathan Stroud
(2013)
age 14+
 
Steampunk murder mystery with teen girls intriguing, gory.
By Colleen Gleason
(2013)
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age 10+
 
Smart teen spy sequel ups the action and explosions.
By Stuart Gibbs
(2014)
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age 13+
 
Don't Turn Around sequel maintains hacker thriller suspense.
By Michelle Gagnon
(2013)
age 8+
 
Action-packed zoo mystery has gross and graphic parts.
By Stuart Gibbs
(2011)
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age 12+
 
Swedish summer camp thriller gets lost in translation.
By Ake Edwardson
(2013)
age 9+
 
Fun mystery about kids locked in library by wacky genius.
By Chris Grabenstein
(2013)
age 8+
 
Funny, suspenseful tale of smart tween spy girl and friends.
By Kristen Kittscher
(2013)

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