Book Reviews

age 10+
 
Kids race to save world in fast-paced sequel.
By Whitaker Ringwald
(2015)
age 8+
 
Mystery and fantasy combine effectively.
By Janet Taylor Lisle
(1994)
age 12+
 
Absorbing mystery includes child abuse, sexual manipulation.
By E. L. Konigsburg
(2000)
age 13+
 
OK read. Teens may love the supernatural elements.
By Lois Duncan
(1981)
age 10+
 
Exciting but flawed murder mystery for tweens.
By Willo Davis Roberts
(1998)
age 12+
 
Teen puts herself in danger to solve crime.
By Peter Abrahams
(2005)
age 9+
 
Exciting mystery, heavily merchandised.
By Gordon Korman, Jude Watson, Peter Lerangis, Rick Riordan
(2008)
age 10+
 
Fun series start, but violence makes it best for older kids.
By Paul Stewart
(2008)
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age 13+
 
Quirky romantic mystery offers something for every teen.
By Kristen Miller
(2010)
age 11+
 
Series starter about teen lawyer teaches Courtroom 101.
By John Grisham
(2010)
age 15+
 
Suspenseful sequel mixes mean girls and a murder mystery.
By Sara Shepard
(2011)
age 14+
 
More of the same in Book 3 of mean-girl murder mystery.
By Sara Shepard
(2012)
age 12+
 
Decent start to girl-who-hears-others'-thoughts series.
By Elizabeth George
(2012)
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age 12+
 
Teen thriller sequel lacks punch of previous volume.
By Harlan Coben
(2012)
age 12+
 
Cool main character holds together 2nd London mystery.
By Maureen Johnson
(2013)
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age 14+
 
Slick but lopsided tale of teen trying to solve a murder.
By Tim Tharp
(2013)
age 16+
 
School-for-criminals mystery turns very dark and violent.
By Kirsten Miller
(2013)
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age 14+
 
Popular, rich girls star in shallow, sexy series starter.
By Jacqueline Green
(2013)
age 8+
 
Plot and jokes forced but harmless in detective parody.
By Jarrett J. Krosoczka
(2013)
age 14+
 
Steampunk murder mystery with teen girls intriguing, gory.
By Colleen Gleason
(2013)

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