Book Reviews

AGE
13
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Sensitive romance digs deep into difficult relationships.
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By Sarah Dessen
(2015)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Sweet tale of gay teen who comes out, takes chance on love.
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By Becky Albertalli
(2015)
AGE
14
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Sensitive tale of teen's descent into mental illness.
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By Neal Shusterman
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Harrowing tale of Gaither girls' summer in the South.
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By Rita Williams-Garcia
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Artful profiles of groundbreakers are fresh, inspiring.
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By Kate Schatz
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Rapid-fire story of boy's horrible final week of school.
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By Lisa Yee
(2015)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Captivating tale of U.S. girl meeting her family in Vietnam.
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By Thanhha Lai
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Strong messages, role models in absorbing coming-of-ager.
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By Tricia Springstubb
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
True bravery, friendship in suspenseful tale for dog lovers.
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By Sarah Lean
(2015)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Upbeat tale of teen songwriter has vivid '60s backdrop.
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By Cynthia Weil
(2015)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Gorgeous, uplifting picture-book bio of the Queen of Gospel.
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By Nina Nolan
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Inspirational and informative intro to an American hero.
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By Ann Turner
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
YA version of POW bio is a poignant tale of perseverance.
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By Laura Hillenbrand
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Tough tween girl fights to save family in bleak future.
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By Michael Perry
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Picture book offers inspiring bios of Latino Americans.
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By Juan Felipe Herrera
(2014)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
"Freaky Friday" lets girl and boy see other's point of view.
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By Megan Shull
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Teen boy recovers after brother's suicide in gritty read.
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By Ellen Hopkins
(2014)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
True love, family vs. psycho killer in fast-paced thriller.
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By Holly Goldberg Sloan
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Riveting tale of teen bullying tragedy, told by the bully.
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By Amanda Maciel
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Rich, authentic characters are heart of thoughtful novel.
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By Peter Johnson
(2014)

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