Book Reviews

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age 17+
 
Violent, disturbing read meant for discussion with teens.
By Alice Sebold
(2002)
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age 14+
 
Very violent, stereotyped look at life in the 'hood.
By Todd Strasser
(2009)
age 14+
 
Gorgeously moving story about autistic teen.
By Francisco X. Stork
(2009)
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age 14+
 
Chilling book about girl-on-girl violence will leave mark.
By Rita Williams-Garcia
(2009)
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age 14+
 
Gritty, powerful tale of growing up -- teens only.
By K. L. Going
(2006)
age 15+
 
Witty, raunchy novel spiked with geeky humor.
By Larry Doyle
(2009)
age 16+
 
Crass, explicit novel tries to be provocative, ends up lame.
By Jake Wizner
(2009)
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age 15+
 
Not as bad as you might expect from a reality TV star.
By Lauren Conrad
(2009)
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age 16+
 
Grim account of a runaway teen is intense and disturbing.
By Adam Rapp
(2009)
age 14+
 
Teen's quest for truth is compelling; some strong profanity.
By Deb Caletti
(2009)
age 14+
 
A teen's big nose leads to a big lesson in self-acceptance.
By Sydney Salter
(2009)
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age 14+
 
Cautionary tale about a teen drug addict.
By Walter Dean Myers
(2009)
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age 14+
 
Gorgeous twins hit success in unlikely Hollywood tale.
By Ed Decter, Laura Burns
(2009)
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age 16+
 
Chick lit with a dose of feminism.
By Abby McDonald
(2009)
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age 10+
 
Intense story about illegal immigration and friendship.
By Julia Alvarez
(2009)
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age 15+
 
Misfit escapes inner city. Moving identity story for teens.
By Oscar Hijuelos
(2008)
age 15+
 
Chick-lit fave gets a movie tie-in.
By Sophie Kinsella
(2001)
age 13+
 
Realistic, nonpolitical view of the war in Iraq.
By Walter Dean Myers
(2008)
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age 15+
 
Teen star's struggle gives families lots to talk about.
By Randi Reisfeld
(2008)
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age 14+
 
Southern Gossip Girl has slightly more depth.
By Susan McBride
(2008)

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