Book Reviews

Kendra Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Sexual content needs discussion in urban coming-of-age read.
By Coe Booth
(2008)
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It Was September When We Ran Away the First Time Book Poster Image
age 10+
Engaging look at 1950s kids; some history lessons required.
By D. James Smith
(2008)
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Larry and the Meaning of Life Book Poster Image
age 14+
Third installment of series with wild plot twists and turns.
By Janet Tashjian
(2008)
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The Spectacular Now Book Poster Image
age 15+
Teen drunk's tragic story best for mature readers.
By Tim Tharp
(2008)
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Burn Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Disturbing novel explores the aftermath of bullying.
By Suzanne Phillips
(2008)
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The Mother-Daughter Book Club Book Poster Image
age 9+
Just the read to jump-start your own book club.
By Heather Vogel Frederick
(2007)
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Cycler Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Twisted gender ID tale rife with sex-talk topics.
By Lauren McLaughlin
(2008)
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Diary of a Chav Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Brit girl makes good in this slang-heavy charmer.
By Grace Dent
(2008)
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Identical Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Thick free-verse bestseller takes graphic look at incest.
By Ellen Hopkins
(2008)
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Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love Stuart Little Book Poster Image
age 7+
Offbeat fun ideal for early chapter book readers.
By Peggy Gifford
(2007)
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Beneath My Mother's Feet Book Poster Image
age 11+
Great mom-daughter read about a Pakistani teen.
By Amjed Qamar
(2008)
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Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist Book Poster Image
age 15+
All-nighter turns romantic in fun but racy read.
By Rachel Cohn, David Levithan
(2006)
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Acting Out: Six One-Act Plays, Six Newbery Stars Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fun writing exercise, but doesn't always inspire.
By Avi, Katherine Paterson, Patricia MacLachlan, Richard Peck, Sharon Creech, Susan Cooper
(2008)
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Good Girls Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Great discussion book on sex and repercussions.
By Laura Ruby
(2006)
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All We Know of Heaven Book Poster Image
age 14+
Ripped-from-headlines story of mistaken identity.
By Jacquelyn Mitchard
(2008)
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Airhead Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Freaky life-swap tale with fashion and flair.
By Meg Cabot
(2008)
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The Fold Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Insightful and frank novel explores beauty in America.
By An Na
(2008)
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The Virginity Club Book Poster Image
age 14+
Lots of teen sex talk, but it never gets raunchy.
By Kate Brian
(2008)
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Likely Story Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Light, soapy summer read about a teen soap writer.
By David Van Etten
(2008)
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A Really Nice Prom Mess Book Poster Image
age 16+
Strip club on prom night? Worth a parent preview.
By Brian Sloan
(2008)
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