Book Reviews

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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The Nature of Jade Book Poster Image
age 14+
Strong story with anxiety, teen parenthood themes.
By Deb Caletti
(2008)
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Between Mom and Jo Book Poster Image
age 13+
Tender tale about a boy whose moms split up.
By Julie Anne Peters
(2008)
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The Clique Summer Collection: Massie Book Poster Image
age 14+
Rich-girl series is so materialistic it hurts.
By Lisi Harrison
(2008)
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Lock and Key Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Angsty novel tackles mature themes in thoughtful way.
By Sarah Dessen
(2008)
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Breathe My Name Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Teen copes after sisters die at mom's hand.
By R. A. Nelson
(2007)
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Audrey, Wait! Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Good lesson on fame's price, but iffy content, too.
By Robin Benway
(2008)
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Fat Hoochie Prom Queen Book Poster Image
age 15+
Fun main character, but lots of teen drinking too.
By Nico Medina
(2008)
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Suite Scarlett Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Living in a hotel can be so complicated. Just OK.
By Maureen Johnson
(2008)
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Eighth Grade Bites: The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod Book Poster Image
age 10+
Exciting vampire tale sucks in reluctant readers.
By Heather Brewer
(2007)
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