Book Reviews

AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Graphic portrayal of homelessness; best for older teens.
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By Coe Booth
(2006)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
This tale deserves to be shared every holiday.
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By Truman Capote
(1969)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Teens connect over music and death. Intriguing.
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By Andrew Clements
(2006)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Honest story about first crushes -- tweens and up.
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By Wendelin Van Draanen
(2006)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Too arcane for younger kids, better for adults.
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By Dan Brown
(2006)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Don't look for much Ember here. But OK for tweens.
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By Jeanne DuPrau
(2006)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Teen angst and serious issues; best for mature teens.
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By Sarah Dessen
(2006)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Award-winning tale has environmental theme.
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By Carl Hiaasen
(2006)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Lots of mature content in gritty tale; OK for older teens.
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By Markus Zusak
(2006)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Powerful but mature novel about child assassins.
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By Matt Whyman
(2006)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Lyrical tale of small-town teens in a '60s summer.
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By Lynne Rae Perkins
(2006)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Holes sequel delves into edgier territory.
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By Louis Sachar
(2006)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Teen survives abuse by mentally ill older sister.
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By Norma Fox Mazer
(2000)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Duff finds trouble while driving cross country.
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By Jeanne DuPrau
(2005)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Offbeat, gritty story with heart. OK for older tweens.
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By Sue Stauffacher
(2005)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Teen uses humor and fantasy to cope with abuse.
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By David Klass
(2005)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Gripping tale handles abuse with a delicate hand.
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By Susan Shaw
(2005)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Award-winning tale takes risks with storytelling.
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By Sharon Creech
(2005)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
The real-life diary of a child of nature.
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By Opal Whiteley
(2005)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Powerful, violent tale about kids caught in a modern war.
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By Meg Rosoff
(2005)

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