Book Reviews

age 7+
Kid-friendly bio a strong, accessible intro to King's life.
By Brad Meltzer
(2016)
age 14+
Intense, uplifting tale of teen holding her family together.
By Estelle Laure
(2015)
age 14+
Clever, heartfelt graphic memoir great for girls and boys.
By Ozge Samanci
(2015)
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age 9+
Fourth-grader George identifies as a girl in tender tale.
By Alex Gino
(2015)
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 11+
Switching spell 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)

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