Book Reviews

age 11+
 
Hardly a classic, but still a riveting adventure.
By Caroline B. Cooney
(1992)
age 14+
 
Classic story of teen schizophrenic still engages.
By Joanne Greenberg
(1964)
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age 9+
 
A timeless and thought-provoking novel.
By Natalie Babbitt
(1975)
age 11+
 
Dahl autobiography focuses on nasty school days.
By Roald Dahl
(1984)
age 10+
 
Classic coming-of-age story rings true decades later.
By Judy Blume
(1970)
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age 11+
 
Sensitive, frank portrayal of average 7th grader.
By Rachel Vail
(1998)
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age 11+
 
Classic novel of four brave children looking for a home.
By Cynthia Voigt
(1981)
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age 13+
 
Heavy-handed metaphors mar warm story.
By Diane Gonzales Bertrand
(1995)
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age 12+
 
Strong depiction of obsessive-compulsive disorder.
By Janet Tashjian
(1999)
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age 13+
 
Provocative book about teen on trial for murder.
By Walter Dean Myers
(1999)
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age 14+
 
Controversial book about rape is powerful and painful.
By Laurie Halse Anderson
(1999)
age 11+
 
Sympathetic, realistic portrait of boy with ADHD.
By Jack Gantos
(1998)
age 12+
 
Depicts high school with devastating accuracy.
By Avi
(1991)
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age 12+
 
Story of ostracized kid a timeless fave of teens, preteens.
By S. E. Hinton
(1967)
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age 12+
 
Emotional story shows what kids with cancer face.
By Lurlene McDaniel
(1987)
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age 13+
 
An introduction to India's complex social system.
By Suzanne Fisher Staples
(2000)
age 14+
 
A realistic look at being a teen parent.
By Angela Johnson
(2003)
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age 11+
 
Gentle, moving coming-of-age story.
By Kevin Henkes
(2003)
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age 9+
 
Boy's writings are lyrical, yet seamless and real.
By Jacqueline Woodson
(2004)
age 14+
 
Quirky book's mature content is best for teens.
By Norma Howe
(1999)

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