Book Reviews

age 14+
 
Frank, clever, mean-girl tale has mature content.
By Caprice Crane
(2013)
age 15+
 
Carrie finds herself in New York City in fun, racy prequel.
By Candace Bushnell
(2011)
age 15+
 
New book in popular Traveling Pants series targets adults.
By Ann Brashares
(2011)
age 15+
 
Rich girls come of age in powerful book with mature themes.
By Cristina García
(2011)
age 12+
 
Touching coming-of-age story with some mature themes.
By Dana Reinhardt
(2011)
age 16+
 
Controversial coming-of-age classic with sex, drugs, abuse.
By Stephen Chbosky
(1999)
age 15+
 
Smart, self-aware teen is obsessed with sex, Sylvia Plath.
By Arlaina Tibensky
(2011)
age 14+
 
Tender tale of pregnant teen celebrates hope after loss.
By Sara Zarr
(2011)
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age 12+
 
Rap star's moving novel about a bully redeemed.
By 50 Cent
(2011)
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age 13+
 
Fun time-travel twist teaches importance of now.
By Carolyn Mackler, Jay Asher
(2011)
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age 13+
 
Sensitive graphic-novel memoir of '80s Polish childhood.
By Marzena Sowa
(2011)
age 14+
 
Sweeping story of bicultural mother-daughter friction.
By Amy Tan
(1989)
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age 9+
 
Emotional story of Jewish refugee children continues.
By Annika Thor
(2011)
age 9+
 
Sweet, funny story of girl recovering from grandma's death.
By Linda Urban
(2013)
age 13+
 
Intimate, intense tale of soldier healing from brain injury.
By Harry Mazer, Peter Lerangis
(2012)
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age 8+
 
Spirited tap-dancing girl loses her shoe but not her spunk.
By Stephanie Barden
(2011)
age 14+
 
Teen's emotional journey through loss, addiction, recovery.
By Jacqueline Woodson
(2012)
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age 15+
 
Moving mystery about gay boy's beating in impoverished town.
By Lauren Myracle
(2011)
age 14+
 
Tale of dying teen is full of embarrassing comic moments.
By Jesse Andrews
(2012)
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age 15+
 
Edgy tale of poor, abused woman's journey to independence.
By Alice Walker
(1982)

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