Book Reviews

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age 8+
 
Great premise overcomes an excess of clever embellishments.
By Lizzie K. Foley
(2012)
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age 14+
 
Fast-paced story of teen who can see from a killer's eyes.
By Jill Hathaway
(2012)
age 14+
 
Masterful murder mystery takes dark view of justice.
By Agatha Christie
(1939)
age 10+
 
Kids search for pirate treasure in adventurous sequel.
By Kathy Reichs
(2011)
age 14+
 
More of the same in Book 3 of mean-girl murder mystery.
By Sara Shepard
(2012)
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age 13+
 
Fast-paced YA thriller from "suburban noir" pro.
By Harlan Coben
(2011)
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age 14+
 
Teen flees mom's killer in gripping thriller.
By Charlie Price
(2011)
age 10+
 
Holmes in top form vs. spectral hound on the moor.
By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
(2011)
age 11+
 
Inspiring wartime journal reveals teen's inner life.
By Anne Frank
(1982)
age 13+
 
Kids', teens' authors share personal bullying experiences.
By Carrie Jones, Megan Kelley Hall
(2011)
age 15+
 
Suspenseful sequel mixes mean girls and a murder mystery.
By Sara Shepard
(2011)
age 12+
 
More mature themes in second entry of popular series.
By John Grisham
(2011)
age 11+
 
Series starter about teen lawyer teaches Courtroom 101.
By John Grisham
(2010)
age 14+
 
Poetic autobiography reveals impact of racial prejudice.
By Maya Angelou
(1969)
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age 14+
 
Moving autobiography reveals brutality of Jim Crow South.
By Richard Wright
(2007)
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age 14+
 
Suspenseful series starter full of pranks and mean girls.
By Sara Shepard
(2010)
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age 13+
 
Quirky romantic mystery offers something for every teen.
By Kristen Miller
(2010)
age 13+
 
Spunky heroine, but Victorian spy/love tale doesn't impress.
By Y.S. Lee
(2010)
age 13+
 
Funny, overweight, deaf -- the new kid is an unlikely hero.
By Josh Berk
(2010)
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age 14+
 
Siblings team up to solve mystery in suspenseful teen read.
By Tim Wynne-Jones
(2009)

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