Book Reviews

AGE
16
QUALITY
 
Thick free-verse bestseller takes graphic look at incest.
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By Ellen Hopkins
(2008)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Offbeat fun ideal for early chapter book readers.
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By Peggy Gifford
(2007)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Fun writing exercise, but doesn't always inspire.
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By Avi, Katherine Paterson, Patricia MacLachlan, Richard Peck, Sharon Creech, Susan Cooper
(2008)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Great discussion book on sex and repercussions.
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By Laura Ruby
(2006)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Ripped-from-headlines story of mistaken identity.
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By Jacquelyn Mitchard
(2008)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Freaky life-swap tale with fashion and flair.
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By Meg Cabot
(2008)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Light, soapy summer read about a teen soap writer.
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By David Van Etten
(2008)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
Strip club on prom night? Worth a parent preview.
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By Brian Sloan
(2008)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Rich-girl series is so materialistic it hurts.
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By Lisi Harrison
(2008)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Teen copes after sisters die at mom's hand.
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By R. A. Nelson
(2007)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Good lesson on fame's price, but iffy content too.
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By Robin Benway
(2008)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Harrowing foster child memoir for mature readers.
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By Ashley Rhodes-Courter
(2008)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Exciting vampire tale sucks in reluctant readers.
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By Heather Brewer
(2007)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
A hip-hop, Romeo & Juliet-inspired love story.
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By Walter Dean Myers
(2006)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Disturbing suicide novel examines bullying, indifference.
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By Jay Asher
(2007)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Raw look at loss & addiction best for older teens.
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By Joyce Carol Oates
(2006)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Gritty, honest look at teen pregnancy. Teens and up.
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By Sharon M. Draper
(2007)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Award-winner shows child's view of the Cold War.
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By Peter Sis
(2007)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Standard clique book with same mean-girl behavior.
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By Melissa de la Cruz
(2008)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Classic view of pioneer life through a little girl's eyes.
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By Laura Ingalls Wilder
(2007)

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