Book Reviews

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age 12+
Girls create the perfect guy. Cute but contrived.
By Kate Brian
(2007)
age 14+
Graphic first love -- & sex -- story better for older teens.
By Daria Snadowsky
(2007)
age 12+
V-Day romance fluff for Princess series fans.
By Meg Cabot
(2006)
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age 13+
Heavy-handed metaphors mar warm story.
By Diane Gonzales Bertrand
(1995)
age 14+
Dating ups and downs of a slightly creepy guy.
By Robin Friedman
(2007)
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age 12+
Schizophrenic plot mars book about first love.
By Dandi Daley Mackall
(2007)
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age 15+
Same bad-girl 'tude in Gossip Girl spinoff.
By Cecily von Ziegesar
(2006)
age 15+
Amid fun details, teens might miss message.
By Lauren Weisberger
(2006)
age 16+
Strip club on prom night? Worth a parent preview.
By Brian Sloan
(2008)
age 14+
Rich-girl series is so materialistic it hurts.
By Lisi Harrison
(2008)
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age 15+
Not much to like about these shallow, mean girls.
By Sara Lawrence
(2007)
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age 16+
Thick free-verse bestseller takes graphic look at incest.
By Ellen Hopkins
(2008)
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age 15+
Not as bad as you might expect from a reality TV star.
By Lauren Conrad
(2009)
age 16+
Crass, explicit novel tries to be provocative, ends up lame.
By Jake Wizner
(2009)
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age 14+
Very violent, stereotyped look at life in the 'hood.
By Todd Strasser
(2009)
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age 14+
Stereotypical boys, objectified girls, no redeeming message.
By Don Calame
(2009)
age 16+
Intense read about an abusive lesbian relationship.
By Julie Anne Peters
(2009)
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age 15+
Wild night of parties, drug deals, and mature misadventures.
By Peter Lerangis
(2009)
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age 15+
So-so sequel mines more sex topics, adds more teen drinking.
By Lauren McLaughlin
(2009)
age 11+
Historical fluff has teen and Napoleon as unlikely friends.
By Staton Rabin
(2006)

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