Book Reviews

A Christmas Memory Book Poster Image
age 7+
This tale deserves to be shared every holiday.
By Truman Capote
(1969)
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Opal: The Journal of an Understanding Heart Book Poster Image
age 9+
The real-life diary of a child of nature.
By Opal Whiteley
(2005)
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Bill Peet: An Autobiography Book Poster Image
age 9+
Former Disney illustrator shares his life story.
By Bill Peet
(1989)
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Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution Book Poster Image
age 12+
Devastating portrait of brutal political movement.
By Ji-Li Jiang
(1997)
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Go Ask Alice Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Authentic, tragic portrayal of teen drug use - a classic.
By Beatrice Sparks
(1971)
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The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain Book Poster Image
age 8+
Award-winner shows child's view of the Cold War.
By Peter Sis
(2007)
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My Thirteenth Winter Book Poster Image
age 13+
Honest story of life with learning disability.
By Samantha Abeel
(2005)
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Three Little Words: A Memoir Book Poster Image
age 16+
Harrowing foster child memoir for mature readers.
By Ashley Rhodes-Courter
(2008)
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Miles to Go Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Miley shares her life "so far." Fluffy, but fun for fans.
By Miley Cyrus, Hilary Liftin
(2009)
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Stitches: A Memoir Book Poster Image
age 16+
Powerful look at abusive childhood for mature readers only.
By David Small
(2009)
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The Heartbreakers Book Poster Image
age 12+
Fun Traveling Pants-style story with fewer mature themes.
By Pamela Wells
(2008)
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Torment: Fallen, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Series fans will find more dreamy angels but not much plot.
By Lauren Kate
(2010)
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Tiger's Curse, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Twilight for cat lovers.
By Colleen Houck
(2011)
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Tiger's Quest: Tiger's Curse, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Romantic fantasy sequel has more violence than first book.
By Colleen Houck
(2011)
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Passion: Fallen, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Tepid time-travel tome only fun for Fallen fans.
By Lauren Kate
(2011)
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One Day Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Romantic, mature story of friends who teeter toward love.
By David Nicholls
(2009)
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Dear Bully: 70 Authors Tell Their Stories Book Poster Image
age 13+
Kids', teens' authors share personal bullying experiences.
By Megan Kelley Hall, Carrie Jones
(2011)
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Jane Eyre Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Strength of character triumphs in Bronte's masterpiece.
By Charlotte Bronte
(1900)
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Lola and the Boy Next Door Book Poster Image
age 14+
Winning romance between quirky neighbors is funny, clever.
By Stephanie Perkins
(2011)
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Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl Book Poster Image
age 11+
Inspiring wartime journal reveals teen's inner life.
By Anne Frank
(1947)
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