Book Reviews

Towers Falling Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Moving, sometimes harrowing story of learning about 9/11.
By Jewell Parker Rhodes
(2016)
Whisper to Me Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Riveting mystery surrounds teen who hears voice in her head.
By Nick Lake
(2016)
The Square Root of Summer Book Poster Image
age 14+
Physics and grief mix in sweet story of love and loss.
By Harriet Reuter Hapgood
(2016)
When Friendship Followed Me Home Book Poster Image
age 10+
Gripping, heartwarming story of foster boy's serious loss.
By Paul Griffin
(2016)
You Know Me Well Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Sweet story of gay teens who become fast friends.
By Nina LaCour, David Levithan
(2016)
American Girls Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Riveting tale of runaway discovering Hollywood underbelly.
By Alison Umminger
(2016)
The Haters Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Fun band road-trip story, but crass humor wears thin.
By Jesse Andrews
(2016)
Highly Illogical Behavior Book Poster Image
age 13+
Sweet, funny tale of teen helping boy beat fear of outside.
By John Corey Whaley
(2016)
This Is Where It Ends Book Poster Image
age 14+
Harrowing and heartbreaking story of a school shooting.
By Marieke Nijkamp
(2016)
If I Was Your Girl Book Poster Image
age 14+
Transgender teen finds first love in moving coming-of-ager.
By Meredith Russo
(2016)
Summerlost Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Deeply moving story of grieving girl trying to move on.
By Ally Condie
(2016)
Some Kind of Happiness Book Poster Image
age 8+
Adventurous girl uncovers family secrets in engrossing read.
By Claire Legrand
(2016)
Raymie Nightingale Book Poster Image
age 10+
Tragedy, triumph, and wisdom in funny, heartfelt tween tale.
By Kate DiCamillo
(2016)
Time Zero Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Girls struggle against extremism in taut sci-fi thriller.
By Carolyn Cohagan
(2016)
The Great American Whatever Book Poster Image
age 15+
Wry, heartfelt tale of teen trying to move on after tragedy.
By Tim Federle
(2016)
Surviving High School Book Poster Image
age 14+
Vine star's superficial novel has mixed messages for teens.
By Lele Pons, Melissa de la Cruz
(2016)
The Last Boy at St. Edith's Book Poster Image
age 10+
Fun tale of boy at all-girls' school great for girls & boys.
By Lee Gjertsen Malone
(2016)
Asking for It Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Haunting, harrowing story of rape, consent, blame, shame.
By Louise O'Neill
(2016)
This Is Where the World Ends Book Poster Image
age 14+
Dark, compelling tale of obsessive friendship, rape, death.
By Amy Zhang
(2016)
Counting Thyme Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Sensitive, engaging tale of girl with seriously ill brother.
By Melanie Conklin
(2016)

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