Book Reviews

AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Boy's writings are lyrical, yet seamless and real.
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By Jacqueline Woodson
(2004)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
A riveting utopian novel that's expertly crafted.
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By Lois Lowry
(1993)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Funny, breathtakingly poignant '60s coming of age.
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By Gary D. Schmidt
(2007)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Provocative book about teen on trial for murder.
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By Walter Dean Myers
(1999)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Sharecropper boy finds hope, dignity amid racism, hardship.
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By William H. Armstrong
(1969)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Literary story of two boys' life-changing friendship.
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By Benjamin Alire Sáenz
(2012)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
Teen faces addiction and abuse in powerful, poetic novel.
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By Benjamin Alire Sáenz
(2009)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Delightful graphic novel follows teen girl's teeth troubles.
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By Raina Telgemeier
(2010)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Terrific tale of misfit taking bold step to remake his life.
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By Tim Federle
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Dramatic, complex tale has rich characters, emotional depth.
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By Sharon Creech
(1994)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Clever, creepy modern fairy tale with irresistible heroes.
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By Tom McNeal
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Striking tale of quirky girl connecting after parental loss.
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By Holly Goldberg Sloan
(2013)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Award-winning coming-of-age book teaches empathy, bravery.
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By Vince Vawter
(2013)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Soaring, poignant, poetic story hits all the right spots.
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By Kwame Alexander
(2014)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Well-observed graphic novel charts transition to adolesence.
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By Jillian Tamaki, Mariko Tamaki
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Brother-sister twins trace their rift in riveting novel.
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By Jandy Nelson
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Poetic story about boy who doesn't want to move to America.
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By Naomi Shihab Nye
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Haunting look at killing of unarmed African-American teen.
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By Kekla Magoon
(2014)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Gentle, moving coming-of-age story.
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By Kevin Henkes
(2003)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Acclaimed book with mature themes is best for older kids.
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By Gennifer Choldenko
(2005)

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