Book Reviews

age 10+
Funny, breathtakingly poignant '60s coming-of-age tale.
By Gary D. Schmidt
(2007)
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age 15+
Dark, funny coming-of-age with lots of mature content.
By Frank Portman
(2006)
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age 13+
Provocative book about teen on trial for murder.
By Walter Dean Myers
(1999)
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age 12+
Sharecropper boy finds hope, dignity amid racism, hardship.
By William H. Armstrong
(1969)
age 17+
Story of young Montana lesbian is best for mature teens.
By Emily M. Danforth
(2012)
age 15+
Powerful, challenging tale of outsider fighting back.
By A.S. King
(2011)
age 16+
Teen faces addiction and abuse in powerful, poetic novel.
By Benjamin Alire Sáenz
(2009)
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age 10+
Delightful graphic novel follows teen girl's teeth troubles.
By Raina Telgemeier
(2010)
age 10+
Gripping story of three sibs fending for themselves in 1974.
By Sheila O'Connor
(2012)
age 14+
Powerful, poignant story of teen girl in love with a girl.
By A.S. King
(2012)
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age 10+
Sharp, funny graphic novel captures chaos of theater.
By Raina Telgemeier
(2012)
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age 16+
Classic about complex Indian cultures best for older teens.
By Rudyard Kipling
(1901)
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age 12+
Gripping, heartfelt coming-of-age tale sure to hook teens.
By Matthew Quick
(2012)
age 10+
Terrific tale of misfit taking bold step to remake his life.
By Tim Federle
(2013)
age 15+
Quirky, affecting coming-of-ager hits life-and-death issues.
By Gavin Extence
(2013)
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age 10+
Tough but warmhearted story of boy who misses dad at war.
By David Fleming
(2013)
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age 12+
Clever, creepy modern fairy tale with irresistible heroes.
By Tom McNeal
(2013)
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age 10+
Striking tale of quirky girl connecting after parental loss.
By Holly Goldberg Sloan
(2013)
age 9+
Unforgettable story of girl moving beyond her tragic past.
By Karen Harrington
(2013)
age 15+
Misfit plans murder and suicide in painful, powerful book.
By Matthew Quick
(2013)

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