Book Reviews

age 14+
 
Honest, complex story of girl's first sexual relationship.
By Rebecca Maizel
(2015)
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age 12+
 
Charming tale takes on bullying with sweet, light touch.
By Sophie Kinsella
(2015)
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age 13+
 
Sensitive romance digs deep into difficult relationships.
By Sarah Dessen
(2015)
age 14+
 
Sweet tale of gay teen who comes out, takes chance on love.
By Becky Albertalli
(2015)
age 8+
 
Harrowing tale of Gaither girls' summer in the South.
By Rita Williams-Garcia
(2015)
age 12+
 
Rapid-fire story of boy's horrible final week of school.
By Lisa Yee
(2015)
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age 8+
 
Strong messages, role models in absorbing coming-of-ager.
By Tricia Springstubb
(2015)
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age 8+
 
True bravery, friendship in suspenseful tale for dog lovers.
By Sarah Lean
(2015)
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age 14+
 
Upbeat tale of teen songwriter has vivid '60s backdrop.
By Cynthia Weil
(2015)
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age 10+
 
Tough tween girl fights to save family in bleak future.
By Michael Perry
(2014)
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age 9+
 
Poignant tale of autistic girl and her dog.
By Ann M. Martin
(2014)
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age 11+
 
"Freaky Friday" lets girl and boy see other's point of view.
By Megan Shull
(2014)
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age 14+
 
Teen boy recovers after brother's suicide in gritty read.
By Ellen Hopkins
(2014)
age 13+
 
True love, family vs. psycho killer in fast-paced thriller.
By Holly Goldberg Sloan
(2014)
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age 14+
 
Riveting tale of teen bullying tragedy, told by the bully.
By Amanda Maciel
(2014)
age 8+
 
Rich, authentic characters are heart of thoughtful novel.
By Peter Johnson
(2014)
age 12+
 
Gifted teen girl discovers meaning of love in cute novel.
By Erin McCahan
(2014)
age 13+
 
Sassy sisters steal the show in well-told romantic read.
By Jenny Han
(2014)
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age 9+
 
Soaring, poignant, poetic story hits all the right spots.
By Kwame Alexander
(2014)
age 13+
 
Relatable novel in verse shows life with autistic brother.
By Stasia Ward Kehoe
(2014)

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