Book Reviews

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age 12+
 
Teens grasp impact of their hurtfulness in emotional novel.
By Paul Zindel
(1968)
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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)
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age 10+
 
Dramatic, complex tale has rich characters, emotional depth.
By Sharon Creech
(1994)
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)
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age 14+
 
Beautiful coming-of-age story about fandom and first love.
By Rainbow Rowell
(2013)
age 15+
 
Misfit plans murder and suicide in painful, powerful book.
By Matthew Quick
(2013)
age 12+
 
Classic, moving story of girl growing up poor in New York.
By Betty Smith
(1943)
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age 16+
 
Brilliant, violent Afghanistan novel will enlighten teens.
By Khaled Hosseini
(2003)
age 10+
 
Strong sequel sparkles with charm, humor, and heart.
By Tim Federle
(2014)
age 10+
 
Epic, adventurous, romantic, fantastic graphic novel.
By Isabel Greenberg
(2013)
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age 12+
 
Award-winning coming-of-age book teaches empathy, bravery.
By Vince Vawter
(2013)
age 15+
 
Powerful book about victims of priest sexual abuse.
By Brendan Kiely
(2014)
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age 9+
 
Soaring, poignant, poetic story hits all the right spots.
By Kwame Alexander
(2014)
age 12+
 
Kyla runs for her life in exciting trilogy conclusion.
By Teri Terry
(2014)
age 12+
 
Smart mystery about blind girl searching for missing dad.
By Marcus Sedgwick
(2014)

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