Book Reviews

How to be Popular Book Poster Image
age 12+
Predictable book with a positive point; tweens OK.
By Meg Cabot
(2006)
Olive's Ocean Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Gentle, moving coming-of-age story.
By Kevin Henkes
(2003)
A Christmas Memory Book Poster Image
age 7+
This tale deserves to be shared every holiday.
By Truman Capote
(1969)
Dolores: Seven Stories About Her Book Poster Image
age 13+
Engrossing stories contain mature themes.
By Bruce Brooks
(2004)
Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock Book Poster Image
age 15+
Misfit plans murder and suicide in painful, powerful book.
By Matthew Quick
(2013)
Left Drowning Book Poster Image
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age 17+
Really racy romance with explicit sex and not much else.
By Jessica Park
(2013)
Sweet Valley High Series Book Poster Image
age 12+
Classic series about twin teens is shallow but satisfying.
By Francine Pascal
(1984)
In the Band Book Poster Image
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age 16+
College kids steam things up in mature, romantic read.
By Jean Haus
(2013)
Reality Boy Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Boy fights to move beyond abusive family in compelling tale.
By A.S. King
(2013)
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Book Poster Image
age 12+
Classic, moving story of girl growing up poor in New York.
By Betty Smith
(1943)
Anna and the French Kiss Book Poster Image
age 13+
Sweet love story has romantic Parisian backdrop.
By Stephanie Perkins
(2010)
Broken Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Suspenseful medical drama about girl yearning to fit in.
By CJ Lyons
(2013)
The Center of Everything Book Poster Image
age 9+
Sweet, funny story of girl recovering from grandma's death.
By Linda Urban
(2013)
Meet Me at the River Book Poster Image
age 14+
Moving romantic read deals with grief, suicidal impulses.
By Nina de Gramont
(2013)
The F- It List Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Girl takes on friend's bucket list; best for older teens.
By Julie Halpern
(2013)
The Impossible Knife of Memory Book Poster Image
age 14+
Stunning story about girl living with wounded vet father.
By Laurie Halse Anderson
(2014)
When I Was the Greatest Book Poster Image
age 12+
Swaggering but sentimental story about loyalty.
By Jason Reynolds
(2014)
Five, Six, Seven, Nate! Book Poster Image
age 10+
Strong sequel sparkles with charm, humor, and heart.
By Tim Federle
(2014)
Better Off Friends Book Poster Image
age 11+
Sweet, funny When Harry Met Sally romance for teens.
By Elizabeth Eulberg
(2014)
No Place Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Timely tale about homeless teen offers no simple solutions.
By Todd Strasser
(2014)

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