Book Reviews

AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Striking tale of quirky girl connecting after parental loss.
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By Holly Goldberg Sloan
(2013)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Moose tries to protect his dad in exciting third in series.
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By Gennifer Choldenko
(2013)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Lyrical coming-of-age tale undercut by iffy gender messages.
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By Bennett Madison
(2013)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Graphic novel is funny but light on content, long on drama.
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By Rachel Renee Russell
(2013)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Gritty story about a boy growing up fast in prison.
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By Shawn Goodman
(2013)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Savvy coming-of-age tale is great for mature teens.
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By Sarah Dessen
(2013)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Tween coming-of-age set amid shifting family, '60s dynamics.
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By Rita Williams-Garcia
(2013)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Rich teen piano prodigy manages pressure, older crushes.
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By Sara Zarr
(2013)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Powerful, poignant story of teen girl in love with a girl.
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By A.S. King
(2012)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Dark, twisty tale of rich teen girls' sibling rivalry.
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By Adele Griffin
(2012)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Classic, moving story of girl growing up poor in New York.
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By Betty Smith
(1943)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Gripping story of three sibs fending for themselves in 1974.
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By Sheila O'Connor
(2012)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Classic series about twin teens is shallow but satisfying.
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By Francine Pascal
(1984)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Teens grow up too fast in intense stories told in poetry.
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By Ellen Hopkins
(2012)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Suspenseful survival story will grip teen readers.
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By Emmy Laybourne
(2012)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Prose and comics mix in intense tale of sibling rivalry.
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By Cecil Castellucci
(2012)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Teen faces dad's death, former crush in beautiful story.
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By Morgan Matson
(2012)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Twins with deep bond grow apart in funny, thoughtful story.
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By Jerry Spinelli
(2012)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Moving, uplifting tale of disfigured boy with inner beauty.
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By R.J. Palacio
(2012)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Relatable, realistic story of a teen boy in a rough 'hood.
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By Peter Johnson
(2012)

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