Book Reviews

Calvin Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Quirky, compelling tale of schizophrenic teen on quest.
By Martine Leavitt
(2015)
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Untwine Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Poignant, thoughtful tale of teen's loss, grief, recovery.
By Edwidge Danticat
(2015)
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Only Ever Yours Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Disturbing, riveting dystopian novel skewers beauty values.
By Louise O'Neill
(2015)
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What We Saw Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Thought-provoking story about consent and truth.
By Aaron Hartzler
(2015)
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A Step Toward Falling Book Poster Image
age 13+
Thoughtful coming-of-ager about looking beneath the surface.
By Cammie McGovern
(2015)
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Monster: A Graphic Novel Book Poster Image
age 14+
Thought-provoking adaptation of classic coming-of-age novel.
By Walter Dean Myers, Guy A Sims
(2015)
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The Thing About Jellyfish Book Poster Image
age 10+
Beautiful, grief-tinged, coming-of-age story has it all.
By Ali Benjamin
(2015)
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The Green Bicycle Book Poster Image
age 11+
Funny, poignant, cheer-worthy tale of spirited Saudi girl.
By Haifaa al Mansour
(2015)
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The Hired Girl Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Absorbing tale of feisty, sweet teen will hook girls.
By Laura Amy Schlitz
(2015)
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One
age 13+
Beautiful, emotional free-verse novel about conjoined twins.
By Sarah Crossan
(2015)
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All American Boys Book Poster Image
age 12+
Haunting tale of two boys' lives changed by police assault.
By Jason Reynolds, Brendan Kiely
(2015)
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Everything, Everything Book Poster Image
age 13+
Engaging journey of sick teen risking it all to truly live.
By Nicola Yoon
(2015)
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The Marvels Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Epic saga of theater family, told mostly in pictures.
By Brian Selznick
(2015)
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Dumplin' Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Smart, funny, plus-size coming-of-age story.
By Julie Murphy
(2015)
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Never Always Sometimes Book Poster Image
age 14+
Best friends veer toward love in sweet, offbeat romance.
By Adi Alsaid
(2015)
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Confessions of an Imaginary Friend: A Memoir by Jacques Papier Book Poster Image
age 8+
Whimsical, breezy faux memoir told by an imaginary friend.
By Michelle Cuevas
(2015)
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George Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Fourth-grader George identifies as a girl in tender tale.
By Alex Gino
(2015)
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Infinite In Between Book Poster Image
age 13+
Captivating tale of five teens who meet by chance.
By Carolyn Mackler
(2015)
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Extraordinary Means Book Poster Image
age 13+
Charming, if not too original, sick-teens love story.
By Robyn Schneider
(2015)
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Every Last Word Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Touching tale of girl with OCD finding love through poetry.
By Tamara Ireland Stone
(2015)
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