Book Reviews

AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Rapid-fire story of boy's horrible final week of school.
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By Lisa Yee
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Strong messages, role models in absorbing coming-of-ager.
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By Tricia Springstubb
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
True bravery, friendship in suspenseful tale for dog lovers.
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By Sarah Lean
(2015)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Upbeat tale of teen songwriter has vivid '60s backdrop.
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By Cynthia Weil
(2015)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Tough tween girl fights to save family in bleak future.
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By Michael Perry
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Inspiring memoir of teen Nobel laureate shot by Taliban.
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By Malala Yousafzai, Patricia McCormick
(2014)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
"Freaky Friday" lets girl and boy see other's point of view.
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By Megan Shull
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Teen boy recovers after brother's suicide in gritty read.
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By Ellen Hopkins
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Funny, moving memoir should appeal to younger comics fans.
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By Raina Telgemeier
(2014)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
True love, family vs. psycho killer in fast-paced thriller.
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By Holly Goldberg Sloan
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Riveting tale of teen bullying tragedy, told by the bully.
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By Amanda Maciel
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Rich, authentic characters are heart of thoughtful novel.
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By Peter Johnson
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Gifted teen girl discovers meaning of love in cute novel.
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By Erin McCahan
(2014)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Sassy sisters steal the show in well-told romantic read.
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By Jenny Han
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Soaring, poignant, poetic story hits all the right spots.
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By Kwame Alexander
(2014)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Relatable novel in verse shows life with autistic brother.
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By Stasia Ward Kehoe
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Swaggering but sentimental story about loyalty.
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By Jason Reynolds
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Poignant story of race, identity, and doing the right thing.
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By Jacqueline Woodson
(2002)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
Girl takes on friend's bucket list; best for older teens.
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By Julie Halpern
(2013)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Boy fights to move beyond abusive family in compelling tale.
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By A.S. King
(2013)

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