Book Reviews

Challenger Deep Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Sensitive tale of teen's descent into mental illness.
By Neal Shusterman
(2015)
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How It Went Down Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Haunting look at killing of unarmed African-American teen.
By Kekla Magoon
(2014)
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Burning Kingdoms:  The Internment Chronicles, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Second, stronger installment focuses on characters.
By Lauren DeStefano
(2015)
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Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story Book Poster Image
age 14+
Gay teen's coming out becomes a musical in fun, campy novel.
By David Levithan
(2015)
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Teddy Mars: Almost a World Record Breaker Book Poster Image
age 7+
Boy strives to make his mark in funny family tale.
By Molly B. Burnham
(2015)
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The Year of the Three Sisters Book Poster Image
age 8+
Chinese girl visits U.S. in powerful friendship tale.
By Andrea Cheng
(2015)
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Never Always Sometimes Book Poster Image
age 14+
Best friends veer toward love in sweet, offbeat romance.
By Adi Alsaid
(2015)
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Monster: A Graphic Novel Book Poster Image
age 14+
Thought-provoking adaptation of classic coming-of-age novel.
By Walter Dean Myers, Guy A Sims
(2015)
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The Marvels Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Epic saga of theater family, told mostly in pictures.
By Brian Selznick
(2015)
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The Hired Girl Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Absorbing tale of feisty, sweet teen will hook girls.
By Laura Amy Schlitz
(2015)
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All American Boys Book Poster Image
age 12+
Haunting tale of two boys' lives changed by police assault.
By Jason Reynolds, Brendan Kiely
(2015)
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The Green Bicycle Book Poster Image
age 11+
Funny, poignant, cheer-worthy tale of spirited Saudi girl.
By Haifaa al Mansour
(2015)
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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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What We Saw Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Thought-provoking story about consent and truth.
By Aaron Hartzler
(2015)
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Calvin Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Quirky, compelling tale of schizophrenic teen on quest.
By Martine Leavitt
(2015)
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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)
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Me Before You Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Moving story of a quadriplegic and his quirky caregiver.
By Jojo Moyes
(2013)
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Only Ever Yours Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Disturbing, riveting dystopian novel skewers beauty values.
By Louise O'Neill
(2015)
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The Boy in the Black Suit Book Poster Image
age 12+
Soul-gripping story of teen's grief and hope.
By Jason Reynolds
(2015)
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age 10+
Compelling, heartrending story of boy and fox in dystopia.
By Sara Pennypacker
(2016)
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