Book Reviews

Lucky Strikes Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Crazy schemes, sweetness in funny, poignant Depression tale.
By Louis Bayard
(2016)
Cure for the Common Universe Book Poster Image
age 15+
Callous gamer wises up in smart rehab tale.
By Christian McKay Heidicker
(2016)
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)
When Friendship Followed Me Home Book Poster Image
age 10+
Gripping, heartwarming story of foster boy's serious loss.
By Paul Griffin
(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)
Counting Thyme Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Sensitive, engaging tale of girl with seriously ill brother.
By Melanie Conklin
(2016)
Sold Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Unforgettable story of Nepali girl sold into prostitution.
By Patricia McCormick
(2006)
Symptoms of Being Human Book Poster Image
age 14+
Empathetic, empowering story of gender-fluid teen.
By Jeff Garvin
(2016)
The Memory of Light Book Poster Image
age 13+
Realistic, gripping look at teen suicide and mental illness.
By Francisco X. Stork
(2016)
Dare to Disappoint: Growing Up in Turkey Book Poster Image
age 14+
Clever, heartfelt graphic memoir great for girls and boys.
By Ozge Samanci
(2015)
Calvin Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Quirky, compelling tale of schizophrenic teen on quest.
By Martine Leavitt
(2015)
Untwine Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Poignant, thoughtful tale of teen's loss, grief, recovery.
By Edwidge Danticat
(2015)
What We Saw Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Thought-provoking story about consent and truth.
By Aaron Hartzler
(2015)
A Step Toward Falling Book Poster Image
age 13+
Thoughtful coming-of-ager about looking beneath the surface.
By Cammie McGovern
(2015)
The Thing About Jellyfish Book Poster Image
age 10+
Beautiful, grief-tinged, coming-of-age story has it all.
By Ali Benjamin
(2015)

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