Book Reviews

The Death Cure: Maze Runner Trilogy, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 14+
No sunny wrap-up to this very dark, mature series.
By James Dashner
(2011)
The Scorch Trials: Maze Runner Trilogy, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Teens are pawns of evil adults again in violent sequel.
By James Dashner
(2010)
The Griff Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Stereotypes, muddled story sink alien-invader graphic novel.
By Christopher Moore, Ian Corson
(2011)
Goliath: Leviathan Trilogy, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 12+
High-flying end to smart, inventive sci-fi series.
By Scott Westerfeld
(2011)
Ready Player One Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Exciting, funny, futuristic thriller about online games.
By Ernest Cline
(2011)
The Host Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Twilight author's adult sci-fi is fine for teens.
By Stephenie Meyer
(2010)
Extras: Uglies Quartet, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 12+
A great way to discuss fame and tech obsessions with teens.
By Scott Westerfeld
(2007)
Impulse: Tony Hawk's 900 Revolution, Vol. 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Action-packed skate adventure good for reluctant readers.
By M. Zachary Sherman
(2011)
Specials: Uglies Quartet, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Popular sci-fi series bounces back with action, depth.
By Scott Westerfeld
(2006)
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Book Poster Image
age 12+
Classic undersea adventure with science-fiction flair.
By Jules Verne
(1996)
Pretties: Uglies Quartet, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Sci-fi series sequel less fresh but still discussion-worthy.
By Scott Westerfeld
(2005)
Shade's Children Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Relentless tale of future warfare asks disturbing questions.
By Garth Nix
(1998)
Divergent, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Exciting, violent dystopian thriller is original, addictive.
By Veronica Roth
(2011)
Fahrenheit 451 Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Classic, still-powerful story of futuristic censorship.
By Ray Bradbury
(1953)
Wither: The Chemical Garden Trilogy, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Mature dystopian fantasy with polygamy, teen pregnancy.
By Lauren DeStefano
(2011)
Brave New World Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Satire of ultimate consumerist society still packs punch.
By Aldous Huxley
(1932)
Zita the Spacegirl Book Poster Image
age 7+
Brave girl seeks missing friend in exciting graphic novel.
By Ben Hatke
(2011)
I Am Number Four Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Super-powered fugitive alien finds high school romance.
By Pittacus Lore
(2010)
Virals: Book 1 Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Exciting story of murder-solving heroine with superpowers.
By Kathy Reichs
(2010)
Matched Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Fun, provoking start to dystopian series for teens.
By Ally Condie
(2010)

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