Book Reviews

AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Teen puts herself in danger to solve crime.
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By Peter Abrahams
(2005)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Clever kids save historic house in tepid sequel.
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By Blue Balliett
(2006)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Predictable yet appealing Nancy Drew classic.
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By Carolyn Keene
(1930)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Great art, but graphic novel lacks thrills.
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By Stefan Petrucha
(2007)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Disturbing mystery tale with many mature themes.
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By Christina Meldrum
(2008)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Mild mystery tries too hard to be Lemony Snicket.
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By Pseudonymous Bosch
(2007)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Fun series start, but violence makes it best for older kids.
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By Paul Stewart
(2008)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Book/online-video hybrid is creepy fun.
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By Patrick Carman
(2009)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Murder and mystery create a unique intro to the orchestra.
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By Lemony Snicket
(2009)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Engaging cliffhanger continues series' rollercoaster ride.
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By Meg Cabot
(2009)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Not as inventive as first two books, but still great fun.
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By Trenton Lee Stewart
(2009)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Quirky romantic mystery offers something for every teen.
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By Kristen Miller
(2010)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Suspenseful series starter full of pranks and mean girls.
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By Sara Shepard
(2010)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Series starter about teen lawyer teaches Courtroom 101.
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By John Grisham
(2010)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Suspenseful sequel mixes mean girls and a murder mystery.
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By Sara Shepard
(2011)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
More of the same in Book 3 of mean-girl murder mystery.
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By Sara Shepard
(2012)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Psychological thriller about ex-assassin proves unsettling.
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By Chris Lynch
(2012)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Decent start to girl-who-hears-others'-thoughts series.
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By Elizabeth George
(2012)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Teen thriller sequel lacks punch of previous volume.
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By Harlan Coben
(2012)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Serial killer stalks teen girl in spooky thriller.
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By Kate Brian
(2013)

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