Book Reviews

Emma Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Austen's romantic, comic classic has timeless appeal.
By Jane Austen
(1815)
Every Day Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Inventive teen romance blurs notions of gender, reality.
By David Levithan
(2012)
Rapture: Fallen, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Fallen-angel series ending is less than heaven-sent.
By Lauren Kate
(2012)
Soar, Elinor! Book Poster Image
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age 7+
Exciting bio of '20s female pilot who found fame with stunt.
By Tami Lewis Brown
(2010)
Why We Broke Up Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Moving, inventive story of first love and painful breakup.
By Daniel Handler
(2011)
Tiger's Voyage: Tiger's Curse, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Tedious lovers' quarrels drag down intriguing fantasy.
By Colleen Houck
(2011)
Lola and the Boy Next Door Book Poster Image
age 14+
Winning romance between quirky neighbors is funny, clever.
By Stephanie Perkins
(2011)
Jane Eyre Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Strength of character triumphs in Bronte's masterpiece.
By Charlotte Bronte
(1900)
One Day Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Romantic, mature story of friends who teeter toward love.
By David Nicholls
(2009)
Passion: Fallen, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Tepid time-travel tome only fun for Fallen fans.
By Lauren Kate
(2011)
Tiger's Quest: Tiger's Curse, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Romantic fantasy sequel has more violence than first book.
By Colleen Houck
(2011)
Soul Surfer Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Inspirational story of life after a shark attack.
By Bethany Hamilton
(2011)
Tiger's Curse, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Twilight for cat lovers.
By Colleen Houck
(2011)
Queen of the Falls Book Poster Image
age 6+
Eccentric character and amazing art keep this story afloat.
By Chris Van Allsburg
(2011)
The Adventures of Mark Twain by Huckleberry Finn Book Poster Image
age 8+
Clever, fun bio's wordplay is best fit for school-aged kids.
By Robert Burleigh
(2011)
For the Love of Music: The Remarkable Story of Maria Anna Mozart Book Poster Image
age 6+
Unusual biography about Mozart's talented sister.
By Elizabeth Rusch
(2011)
Torment: Fallen, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Series fans will find more dreamy angels but not much plot.
By Lauren Kate
(2010)
Janis Joplin: Rise Up Singing Book Poster Image
age 14+
Award-winning bio of bigger-than-life blues singer.
By Ann Angel
(2010)
The Dreamer Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Lyrical, ficionalized biography of famed poet Pablo Neruda.
By Pam Munoz Ryan
(2010)
The Heartbreakers Book Poster Image
age 12+
Fun Traveling Pants-style story with fewer mature themes.
By Pamela Wells
(2008)

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