Book Reviews

AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Teen transplanted to Ireland finds her way in moving tale.
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By Jessie Ann Foley
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Poetic story about boy who doesn't want to move to America.
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By Naomi Shihab Nye
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Poignant tale of autistic girl and her dog.
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By Ann M. Martin
(2014)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Well-observed graphic novel charts transition to adolesence.
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By Jillian Tamaki, Mariko Tamaki
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Middle schooler tries '50s popularity guide in fun memoir.
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By Maya Van Wagenen
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Soaring, poignant, poetic story hits all the right spots.
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By Kwame Alexander
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Gentle story of girl photographer raises ethical issues.
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By Cynthia Lord
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Award-winning coming-of-age book teaches empathy, bravery.
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By Vince Vawter
(2013)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Poignant story of race, identity, and doing the right thing.
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By Jacqueline Woodson
(2002)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Quiet, sometimes poetic story of teens' scholarship quest.
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By Walter Dean Myers
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Striking tale of quirky girl connecting after parental loss.
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By Holly Goldberg Sloan
(2013)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Tween coming-of-age set amid shifting family, '60s dynamics.
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By Rita Williams-Garcia
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Terrific tale of misfit taking bold step to remake his life.
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By Tim Federle
(2013)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Literary story of two boys' life-changing friendship.
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By Benjamin Alire Sáenz
(2012)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
Unsettling tale of teen's small-town life is good but dark.
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By John Corey Whaley
(2011)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Latina teen faces mom's cancer in award-winning verse novel.
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By Guadalupe Garcia McCall
(2011)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Charming story of a small-town boy's unlikely adventures.
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By Jack Gantos
(2011)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Delightful graphic novel follows teen girl's teeth troubles.
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By Raina Telgemeier
(2010)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Breakthrough book about coming out -- and falling in love.
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By Alex Sanchez
(2001)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
Teen faces addiction and abuse in powerful, poetic novel.
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By Benjamin Alire Sáenz
(2009)

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