Book Reviews

How to be Popular Book Poster Image
age 12+
Predictable book with a positive point; tweens OK.
By Meg Cabot
(2006)
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Olive's Ocean Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Gentle, moving coming-of-age story.
By Kevin Henkes
(2003)
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A Christmas Memory Book Poster Image
age 7+
This tale deserves to be shared every holiday.
By Truman Capote
(1969)
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Dolores: Seven Stories About Her Book Poster Image
age 13+
Engrossing stories contain mature themes.
By Bruce Brooks
(2004)
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Headlock Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Solid wrestling read for teen boys has heart.
By Joyce Sweeney
(2006)
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Opal: The Journal of an Understanding Heart Book Poster Image
age 9+
The real-life diary of a child of nature.
By Opal Whiteley
(2005)
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Good Enough Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Overachiever learns a new definition of success.
By Paula Yoo
(2008)
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Al Capone Does My Shirts: A Tale from Alcatraz, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Boy stands up for autistic sister in compassionate tale.
By Gennifer Choldenko
(2005)
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Kira-Kira Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Girl faces racism, sister's cancer in touching tale.
By Cynthia Kadohata
(2005)
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Fake Boyfriend Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Girls create the perfect guy. Cute but contrived.
By Kate Brian
(2007)
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The House on Mango Street Book Poster Image
age 13+
A poetic -- and classic -- coming-of-age story.
By Sandra Cisneros
(1991)
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Saffy's Angel Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Colorful story of quirky, loving, artistic family.
By Hilary McKay
(2005)
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Second Helpings Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Readers will devour fun, surprisingly rich sequel.
By Megan McCafferty
(2003)
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Anatomy of a Boyfriend Book Poster Image
age 14+
Graphic first love -- & sex -- story better for older teens.
By Daria Snadowsky
(2007)
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Pretty Little Liars #1 Book Poster Image
age 15+
First book in cliquey girls' series shows off bad behavior.
By Sara Shepard
(2006)
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Valentine Princess: A Princess Diaries Book Book Poster Image
age 12+
V-Day romance fluff for Princess series fans.
By Meg Cabot
(2006)
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Getting It Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Unique premise makes gay-themed book stand out.
By Alex Sanchez
(2006)
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Mistletoe Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Heartwarming holiday fluff for teens.
By Hailey Abbott, Aimee Friedman, Melissa de la Cruz, Nina Malkin
(2006)
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The Celebutantes: On the Avenue Book Poster Image
age 14+
Girl clique-type mystery an OK teen beach read.
By Antonio Pagliarulo
(2007)
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Girls in Pants: The Third Summer of the Sisterhood Book Poster Image
age 12+
More girl self-discovery in teen series' third.
By Ann Brashares
(2005)
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