Book Reviews

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age 14+
 
Mature jock-valedictorian romance has social media factor.
By Kwame Alexander
(2013)
age 13+
 
An obscene call sparks an offbeat, heartfelt teen romance.
By Audrey Couloumbis
(2012)
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age 14+
 
Austen's romantic, comic classic has timeless appeal.
By Jane Austen
(1815)
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age 14+
 
Inventive teen romance blurs notions of gender, reality.
By David Levithan
(2012)
age 13+
 
Fallen-angel series ending is less than heaven-sent.
By Lauren Kate
(2012)
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age 7+
 
Exciting bio of '20s female pilot who found fame with stunt.
By Tami Lewis Brown
(2010)
age 10+
 
Gripping nonfiction graphic novel brings Old West to life.
By Frederick L. McKissack Jr., Patricia C. McKissack
(2012)
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age 15+
 
Moving, inventive story of first love and painful breakup.
By Daniel Handler
(2011)
age 13+
 
Tedious lovers' quarrels drag down intriguing fantasy.
By Colleen Houck
(2011)
age 14+
 
Winning romance between quirky neighbors is funny, clever.
By Stephanie Perkins
(2011)
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age 13+
 
Strength of character triumphs in Bronte's masterpiece.
By Charlotte Bronte
(1900)
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age 15+
 
Romantic, mature story of friends who teeter toward love.
By David Nicholls
(2009)
age 13+
 
Tepid time-travel tome only fun for Fallen fans.
By Lauren Kate
(2011)
age 13+
 
Romantic fantasy sequel has more violence than first book.
By Colleen Houck
(2011)
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age 10+
 
Inspirational story of life after a shark attack.
By Bethany Hamilton
(2011)
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age 12+
 
Twilight for cat lovers.
By Colleen Houck
(2011)
age 6+
 
Eccentric character and amazing art keep this story afloat.
By Chris Van Allsburg
(2011)
age 8+
 
Clever, fun bio's wordplay is best fit for school-aged kids.
By Robert Burleigh
(2011)
age 6+
 
Unusual biography about Mozart's talented sister.
By Elizabeth Rusch
(2011)
age 13+
 
Series fans will find more dreamy angels but not much plot.
By Lauren Kate
(2010)

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