Book Reviews

Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know Book Poster Image
age 14+
Charming story mixes art history and teen romance in Paris.
By Samira Ahmed
(2020)
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The Queen Bee and Me Book Poster Image
age 8+
Relatable story about conformity has strong science content.
By Gillian McDunn
(2020)
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The Space Between Lost and Found Book Poster Image
age 9+
Heartfelt story of a girl losing her mom to Alzheimer's.
By Sandy Stark-McGinnis
(2020)
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Of Curses and Kisses: St. Rosetta's Academy, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Sparkling modern retelling of "Beauty and the Beast."
By Sandhya Menon
(2020)
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This Boy Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Poignant, funny look at being a straight, suburban teen boy.
By Lauren Myracle
(2020)
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The Lightness of Hands Book Poster Image
age 13+
Bipolar teen tries to help struggling dad in charming tale.
By Jeff Garvin
(2020)
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Anna K: A Love Story Book Poster Image
age 15+
Lots of sex, drugs, partying in update of Tolstoy classic.
By Jenny Lee
(2020)
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Bad Best Friend Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Eighth grader withstands friend rejection in funny story.
By Rachel Vail
(2020)
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Mañanaland Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Tween rescues refugees in moving magical realism tale.
By Pam Munoz Ryan
(2020)
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96 Miles Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Kids seek safety in riveting tale of post-disaster trek.
By J. L. Esplin
(2020)
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Chirp Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Girl finds voice to call out harassment in triumphant tale.
By Kate Messner
(2020)
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Not So Pure and Simple Book Poster Image
age 15+
Hilarious tale of teen sexual and romantic drama.
By Lamar Giles
(2020)
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Loveboat, Taipei Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Taiwanese American teen finds love and freedom in fun tale.
By Abigail Hing Wen
(2020)
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All-American Muslim Girl Book Poster Image
age 12+
Captivating coming-of-age tale explores identity, racism.
By Nadine Jolie Courtney
(2019)
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Light It Up Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Strong police shootings story lacks character development.
By Kekla Magoon
(2019)
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Who Put This Song On? Book Poster Image
age 17+
Eccentric teen girl fights depression in moving story.
By Morgan Parker
(2019)
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Six Goodbyes We Never Said Book Poster Image
age 14+
Teens struggle with grief, mental illness in moving novel.
By Candace Ganger
(2019)
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Scars Like Wings Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Inspiring story of a burned teen finding her new normal.
By Erin Stewart
(2019)
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Project Middle School: Hope: Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Relatable tale of girl finding her voice at new school.
By Alyssa Milano, Debbie Rigaud
(2019)
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The Last True Poets of the Sea Book Poster Image
age 14+
Emotional story of healing, friendship, family, and romance.
By Julia Drake
(2019)
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