Book Reviews

AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Beautiful tale of missing girl explores magic, love, loss.
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By Laura Ruby
(2015)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Strong writing lifts angsty apocalypse scenario.
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By Tommy Wallach
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Chinese girl visits U.S. in powerful friendship tale.
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By Andrea Cheng
(2015)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Super relatable heroine, lots of middle school drama.
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By Erin Entrada Kelly
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Rapid-fire story of boy's horrible final week of school.
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By Lisa Yee
(2015)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Boy strives to make his mark in funny family tale.
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By Molly B. Burnham
(2015)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Gay teen's coming out becomes a musical in fun, campy novel.
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By David Levithan
(2015)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Second, stronger installment focuses on characters.
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By Lauren DeStefano
(2015)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Captivating tale of U.S. girl meeting her family in Vietnam.
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By Thanhha Lai
(2015)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Unforgettable story of a girl's 1,000-mile journey home.
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By David Arnold
(2015)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Baby duck won't go to sleep in funny farm tale.
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By Doreen Cronin
(2015)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Teen transplanted to Ireland finds her way in moving tale.
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By Jessie Ann Foley
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Strong messages, role models in absorbing coming-of-ager.
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By Tricia Springstubb
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
True bravery, friendship in suspenseful tale for dog lovers.
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By Sarah Lean
(2015)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Emotional story about the devastating effects of suicide.
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By Gayle Forman
(2015)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Upbeat tale of teen songwriter has vivid '60s backdrop.
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By Cynthia Weil
(2015)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Gritty tale of teen runaway connecting with homeless kids.
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By Chris Lynch
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Heartbreaking, powerful tale amid diamond mines of Zimbabwe.
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By Michael Williams
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Appealing tale of would-be witch has laughs, insights.
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By Natasha Lowe
(2015)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Coming-of-age sequel is just as wry, mature as the original.
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By Frank Portman
(2014)

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