Book Reviews

age 14+
 
Twists, turns, loads of drama in high school murder mystery.
By Sara Shepard
(2015)
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age 8+
 
Fun haunted-house romp has great heroine, sweet values.
By Jessica Lawson
(2015)
age 10+
 
Kids from various books unite in muddled art-heist story.
By Blue Balliett
(2015)
age 10+
 
Clever writing, characters shine in boarding-school mystery.
By Robin Stevens
(2015)
age 12+
 
Moving, eye-opening memoir of cross-cultural friendship.
By Martin Ganada, Caitlin Alifrenka, Liz Welch
(2015)
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age 12+
 
Searing memoir of growing up in troubled family offers hope.
By Mariel Hemingway, Ben Greenman
(2015)
age 8+
 
Action-packed sequel has more mystery and depth.
By Octavia Spencer
(2015)
age 10+
 
Kids race to save world in fast-paced sequel.
By Whitaker Ringwald
(2015)
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age 9+
 
Mystery, adventure, laughs in imaginative series start.
By Gordon Korman
(2015)
age 12+
 
Thriller full of glamour, intrigue may hook tweens, teens.
By Ally Carter
(2015)
age 13+
 
Deaf teen learns scary truths in suspenseful thriller.
By Nick Lake
(2015)
age 8+
 
Mildly entertaining tween mystery falls short in resolution.
By Heather Vogel Frederick
(2014)
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age 9+
 
Charming, funny comics memoir of growing up deaf.
By Cece Bell
(2014)
age 10+
 
Inspiring memoir of teen Nobel laureate shot by Taliban.
By Malala Yousafzai, Patricia McCormick
(2014)
age 9+
 
Snicket trails an arsonist in compelling installment.
By Lemony Snicket
(2014)
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age 13+
 
Suspenseful, satisfying conclusion to teen hacker trilogy.
By Michelle Gagnon
(2014)
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age 14+
 
Top-notch Finnish murder mystery has great female heroine.
By Salla Simukka
(2014)
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age 10+
 
Would-be heirs compete for a fortune in classic mystery.
By Ellen Raskin
(1978)
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age 12+
 
Teen murder mystery is fun, flighty, formulaic.
By Beth Fantaskey
(2014)
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age 10+
 
Clever, quirky kickoff to father-son detective series.
By Rohan Gavin
(2014)

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