Book Reviews

AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Too arcane for younger kids, better for adults.
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By Dan Brown
(2006)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Standard clique book with same mean-girl behavior.
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By Melissa de la Cruz
(2008)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Raw look at loss & addiction best for older teens.
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By Joyce Carol Oates
(2006)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Good lesson on fame's price, but iffy content too.
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By Robin Benway
(2008)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Teen copes after sisters die at mom's hand.
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By R. A. Nelson
(2007)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Teen survives abuse by mentally ill older sister.
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By Norma Fox Mazer
(2000)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Mystery overshadowed by mean-girl vibe, shopping.
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By Sara Shepard
(2007)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Ripped-from-headlines story of mistaken identity.
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By Jacquelyn Mitchard
(2008)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Great discussion book on sex and repercussions.
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By Laura Ruby
(2006)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Teen star's struggle gives families lots to talk about.
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By Randi Reisfeld
(2008)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Southern Gossip Girl has slightly more depth.
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By Susan McBride
(2008)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Chick lit with a dose of feminism.
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By Abby McDonald
(2009)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
A teen's big nose leads to a big lesson in self-acceptance.
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By Sydney Salter
(2009)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Grim account of a runaway teen is intense and disturbing.
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By Adam Rapp
(2009)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Not as bad as you might expect from a reality TV star.
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By Lauren Conrad
(2009)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Crass, explicit novel tries to be provocative, ends up lame.
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By Jake Wizner
(2009)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Very violent, stereotyped look at life in the 'hood.
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By Todd Strasser
(2009)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
Violent, disturbing read meant for discussion with teens.
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By Alice Sebold
(2002)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Good-girl-goes-bad tale packed with adult content.
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By Amy Reed
(2009)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
From suicide to bullying, every tough teen topic is present.
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By Lauren Oliver
(2010)

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