Book Reviews

Kill Switch Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Psychological thriller about ex-assassin proves unsettling.
By Chris Lynch
(2012)
Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth Book Poster Image
age 7+
Chapter book mystery promises more fun for Fancy Nancy fans.
By Jane O'Connor
(2012)
Remarkable Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Great premise overcomes an excess of clever embellishments.
By Lizzie K. Foley
(2012)
Slide Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Fast-paced story of teen who can see from a killer's eyes.
By Jill Hathaway
(2012)
And Then There Were None Book Poster Image
age 14+
Masterful murder mystery takes dark view of justice.
By Agatha Christie
(1939)
Seizure: Virals, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Kids search for pirate treasure in adventurous sequel.
By Kathy Reichs
(2011)
Two Truths and a Lie Book Poster Image
age 14+
More of the same in Book 3 of mean-girl murder mystery.
By Sara Shepard
(2012)
Shelter Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Fast-paced YA thriller from "suburban noir" pro.
By Harlan Coben
(2011)
Desert Angel Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Teen flees mom's killer in gripping thriller.
By Charlie Price
(2011)
The Hound of the Baskervilles Book Poster Image
age 10+
Holmes in top form vs. spectral hound on the moor.
By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
(2011)
Never Have I Ever Book Poster Image
age 15+
Suspenseful sequel mixes mean girls and a murder mystery.
By Sara Shepard
(2011)
Theodore Boone: The Abduction Book Poster Image
age 12+
More mature themes in second entry of popular series.
By John Grisham
(2011)
Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer Book Poster Image
age 11+
Series starter about teen lawyer teaches Courtroom 101.
By John Grisham
(2010)
The Lying Game Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Suspenseful series starter full of pranks and mean girls.
By Sara Shepard
(2010)
The Eternal Ones Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Quirky romantic mystery offers something for every teen.
By Kristen Miller
(2010)
A Spy in the House: The Agency, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Spunky heroine, but Victorian spy/love tale doesn't impress.
By Y.S. Lee
(2010)
The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin Book Poster Image
age 13+
Funny, overweight, deaf -- the new kid is an unlikely hero.
By Josh Berk
(2010)
The Uninvited Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Siblings team up to solve mystery in suspenseful teen read.
By Tim Wynne-Jones
(2009)
Friend Is Not a Verb Book Poster Image
age 13+
Mystery + romance + wannabe rock stars adds up to good fun.
By Daniel Ehrenhaft
(2010)
The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner's Dilemma Book Poster Image
age 9+
Not as inventive as first two books, but still great fun.
By Trenton Lee Stewart
(2009)

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