Book Reviews

Uses for Boys Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Poetic, mature coming-of-age story includes rape, abortion.
By Erica Lorraine Scheidt
(2013)
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Just One Day Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Mature romance explores love, travel, and self-discovery.
By Gayle Forman
(2013)
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Kim
age 16+
Classic about complex Indian cultures best for older teens.
By Rudyard Kipling
(1901)
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The Pigman Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Teens grasp impact of their hurtfulness in emotional novel.
By Paul Zindel
(1968)
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Boy21 Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Gripping, heartfelt coming-of-age tale sure to hook teens.
By Matthew Quick
(2012)
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Better Nate Than Ever Book Poster Image
age 10+
Terrific tale of misfit taking bold step to remake his life.
By Tim Federle
(2013)
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Walk Two Moons Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Dramatic, complex tale has rich characters, emotional depth.
By Sharon Creech
(1994)
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The Universe Versus Alex Woods Book Poster Image
age 15+
Quirky, affecting coming-of-ager hits life-and-death issues.
By Gavin Extence
(2013)
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The Saturday Boy Book Poster Image
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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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Far Far Away Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Clever, creepy modern fairy tale with irresistible heroes.
By Tom McNeal
(2013)
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Counting by 7s Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Striking tale of quirky girl connecting after parental loss.
By Holly Goldberg Sloan
(2013)
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Sure Signs of Crazy Book Poster Image
age 10+
Unforgettable story of girl moving beyond her tragic past.
By Karen Harrington
(2013)
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Fangirl Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Beautiful coming-of-age story about fandom and first love.
By Rainbow Rowell
(2013)
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Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock Book Poster Image
age 15+
Misfit plans murder and suicide in painful, powerful book.
By Matthew Quick
(2013)
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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Book Poster Image
age 12+
Classic, moving story of girl growing up poor in New York.
By Betty Smith
(1943)
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Five, Six, Seven, Nate! Book Poster Image
age 10+
Strong sequel sparkles with charm, humor, and heart.
By Tim Federle
(2014)
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The Encyclopedia of Early Earth Book Poster Image
age 10+
Epic, adventurous, romantic, fantastic graphic novel.
By Isabel Greenberg
(2013)
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Paperboy Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Award-winning coming-of-age book teaches empathy, bravery.
By Vince Vawter
(2013)
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The Gospel of Winter Book Poster Image
age 15+
Powerful book about victims of priest sexual abuse.
By Brendan Kiely
(2014)
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The Crossover Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Soaring, poignant, poetic story hits all the right spots.
By Kwame Alexander
(2014)
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