Book Reviews

AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Sharecropper boy finds hope, dignity amid racism, hardship.
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By William H. Armstrong
(1969)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Heartwrenching love story told by teen dying of cancer.
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By John Green
(2012)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Lyrical story of young boy questioning religion, morality.
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By Rudolfo Anaya
(1972)
AGE
17
QUALITY
 
Story of young Montana lesbian is best for mature teens.
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By Emily M. Danforth
(2012)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Tense adventure as dogsled run becomes race for survival.
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By Sherry Shahan
(2012)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Powerful, challenging tale of outsider fighting back.
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By A.S. King
(2011)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Literary story of two boys' life-changing friendship.
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By Benjamin Alire Sáenz
(2012)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Challenging ideas, big issues buoy story of Harlem teen.
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By Walter Dean Myers
(2012)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Teen faces dad's death, former crush in beautiful story.
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By Morgan Matson
(2012)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Prose and comics mix in intense tale of sibling rivalry.
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By Cecil Castellucci
(2012)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Delightful graphic novel follows teen girl's teeth troubles.
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By Raina Telgemeier
(2010)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Luminous story of pregnant teen's summer in Spain.
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By Beth Kephart
(2012)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Gripping story of three sibs fending for themselves in 1974.
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By Sheila O'Connor
(2012)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Powerful, poignant story of teen girl in love with a girl.
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By A.S. King
(2012)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Sharp, funny graphic novel captures chaos of theater.
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By Raina Telgemeier
(2012)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Mature romance explores love, travel, and self-discovery.
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By Gayle Forman
(2013)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Poetic, mature coming-of-age story includes rape, abortion.
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By Erica Lorraine Scheidt
(2013)
Kim
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
Classic about complex Indian cultures best for older teens.
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By Rudyard Kipling
(1901)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Teens grasp impact of their hurtfulness in emotional novel.
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By Paul Zindel
(1968)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Terrific tale of misfit taking bold step to remake his life.
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By Tim Federle
(2013)

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