Book Reviews

The Square Root of Summer Book Poster Image
age 14+
Physics and grief mix in sweet story of love and loss.
By Harriet Reuter Hapgood
(2016)
Summerlost Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Deeply moving story of grieving girl trying to move on.
By Ally Condie
(2016)
The Great American Whatever Book Poster Image
age 15+
Wry, heartfelt tale of teen trying to move on after tragedy.
By Tim Federle
(2016)
Jacky Ha-Ha Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Warm, funny tale of middle school joker finding her groove.
By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
(2016)
Symptoms of Being Human Book Poster Image
age 14+
Empathetic, empowering story of gender-fluid teen.
By Jeff Garvin
(2016)
Hour of the Bees Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Tween finds herself and her roots in gripping magical tale.
By Lindsay Eagar
(2016)
The Land of Forgotten Girls Book Poster Image
age 10+
Sisters search for hope in heartbreaking coming-of-age tale.
By Erin Entrada Kelly
(2016)
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Pax
age 10+
Compelling, heartrending story of boy and fox in dystopia.
By Sara Pennypacker
(2016)
I Am Martin Luther King, Jr.: Ordinary People Change the World Book Poster Image
age 7+
Kid-friendly bio a strong, accessible intro to King's life.
By Brad Meltzer
(2016)
The Boy in the Black Suit Book Poster Image
age 12+
Soul-gripping story of teen's grief and hope.
By Jason Reynolds
(2015)
This Raging Light Book Poster Image
age 14+
Intense, uplifting tale of teen holding her family together.
By Estelle Laure
(2015)
Dare to Disappoint: Growing Up in Turkey Book Poster Image
age 14+
Clever, heartfelt graphic memoir great for girls and boys.
By Ozge Samanci
(2015)
The Boy Who Became Buffalo Bill: Growing Up Billy Cody in Bleeding Kansas Book Poster Image
age 10+
Captivating biography of legendary showman Buffalo Bill.
By Andrea Warren
(2015)
George Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Fourth-grader George identifies as a girl in tender tale.
By Alex Gino
(2015)
Infinite In Between Book Poster Image
age 13+
Captivating tale of five teens who meet by chance.
By Carolyn Mackler
(2015)
Between Us and the Moon Book Poster Image
age 14+
Honest, complex story of girl's first sexual relationship.
By Rebecca Maizel
(2015)
Finding Audrey Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Charming tale takes on bullying with sweet, light touch.
By Sophie Kinsella
(2015)
Saint Anything Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Sensitive romance digs deep into difficult relationships.
By Sarah Dessen
(2015)
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda Book Poster Image
age 14+
Sweet tale of gay teen who comes out, takes chance on love.
By Becky Albertalli
(2015)
Public School Superhero Book Poster Image
age 10+
Inner-city middle school tale is funny and compassionate.
By James Patterson, Chris Tebbetts
(2015)

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