Book Reviews

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age 13+
 
Real look at first love (and sex) -- a teen classic.
By Judy Blume
(1975)
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age 13+
 
Bellisimo book about body image, Italian style.
By Mary Hogan
(2008)
age 13+
 
First-heartbreak story has good life lessons.
By Melissa Kantor
(2007)
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age 14+
 
Angsty novel tackles mature themes in thoughtful way.
By Sarah Dessen
(2008)
age 15+
 
All-nighter turns romantic in fun but racy read.
By David Levithan, Rachel Cohn
(2006)
age 11+
 
Great mom-daughter read about a Pakistani teen.
By Amjed Qamar
(2008)
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age 15+
 
Brit girl makes good in this slang-heavy charmer.
By Grace Dent
(2008)
age 9+
 
Just the read to jump-start your own book club.
By Heather Vogel Frederick
(2007)
age 15+
 
Teen drunk's tragic story best for mature readers.
By Tim Tharp
(2008)
age 13+
 
Realistic, nonpolitical view of the war in Iraq.
By Walter Dean Myers
(2008)
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age 14+
 
Secrets fill engaging novel about gay teen.
By P.E. Ryan
(2009)
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age 12+
 
Feisty fashionista fights crime and stereotypes. Clean fun.
By Sarah MacLean
(2009)
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age 14+
 
Honest look at how crazy first love can be; teens only.
By Garret Freymann-Weyr
(2009)
age 14+
 
Teen's quest for truth is compelling; some strong profanity.
By Deb Caletti
(2009)
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age 16+
 
Grim account of a runaway teen is intense and disturbing.
By Adam Rapp
(2009)
age 15+
 
Witty, raunchy novel spiked with geeky humor.
By Larry Doyle
(2009)
age 15+
 
Gritty story about troubled teen is realistic and complex.
By Kate Thompson
(2009)
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age 14+
 
Chilling book about girl-on-girl violence will leave mark.
By Rita Williams-Garcia
(2009)
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age 14+
 
Gritty, powerful tale of growing up -- teens only.
By K. L. Going
(2006)
age 15+
 
Fun prep school story, but full of racy content.
By Sarah Miller
(2009)

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