Book Reviews

The Mockingbirds Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Fast-paced, riveting story of date rape and its aftermath.
By Daisy Whitney
(2012)
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Mosquitoland Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Unforgettable story of a girl's 1,000-mile journey home.
By David Arnold
(2015)
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Click, Clack, Peep! Book Poster Image
age 4+
Baby duck won't go to sleep in funny farm tale.
By Doreen Cronin
(2015)
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The Carnival at Bray Book Poster Image
age 14+
Teen transplanted to Ireland finds her way in moving tale.
By Jessie Ann Foley
(2014)
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Moonpenny Island Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Strong messages, role models in absorbing coming-of-ager.
By Tricia Springstubb
(2015)
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Hero Book Poster Image
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age 8+
True bravery, friendship in suspenseful tale for dog lovers.
By Sarah Lean
(2015)
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I Was Here Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Emotional story about the devastating effects of suicide.
By Gayle Forman
(2015)
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I'm Glad I Did Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Upbeat tale of teen songwriter has vivid '60s backdrop.
By Cynthia Weil
(2015)
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Killing Time in Crystal City Book Poster Image
age 13+
Gritty tale of teen runaway connecting with homeless kids.
By Chris Lynch
(2015)
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Diamond Boy Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Heartbreaking, powerful tale amid diamond mines of Zimbabwe.
By Michael Williams
(2014)
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The Courage of Cat Campbell Book Poster Image
age 8+
Appealing tale of would-be witch has laughs, insights.
By Natasha Lowe
(2015)
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Me Before You Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Moving story of a quadriplegic and his quirky caregiver.
By Jojo Moyes
(2013)
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King Dork Approximately Book Poster Image
age 15+
Coming-of-age sequel is just as wry, mature as the original.
By Frank Portman
(2014)
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The Turtle of Oman Book Poster Image
age 10+
Poetic story about boy who doesn't want to move to America.
By Naomi Shihab Nye
(2014)
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The Scavengers Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Tough tween girl fights to save family in bleak future.
By Michael Perry
(2014)
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Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms Book Poster Image
age 8+
Memorable heroine, lush writing weave a captivating spell.
By Katherine Rundell
(2014)
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Rain Reign Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Poignant tale of autistic girl and her dog.
By Ann M. Martin
(2014)
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Sway Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Complicated teen boy learns to feel again in edgy tale.
By Kat Spears
(2014)
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The Key That Swallowed Joey Pigza Book Poster Image
age 11+
Joey tries to heal his family in emotional series finale.
By Jack Gantos
(2014)
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The Swap Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Switching spell lets girl and boy see other's point of view.
By Megan Shull
(2014)
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