Book Reviews

AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Sensitive tale of teen's descent into mental illness.
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By Neal Shusterman
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Harrowing tale of Gaither girls' summer in the South.
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By Rita Williams-Garcia
(2015)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Captivating tale of U.S. girl meeting her family in Vietnam.
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By Thanhha Lai
(2015)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Upbeat tale of teen songwriter has vivid '60s backdrop.
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By Cynthia Weil
(2015)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Moose tries to protect his dad in exciting third in series.
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By Gennifer Choldenko
(2013)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Tween coming-of-age set amid shifting family, '60s dynamics.
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By Rita Williams-Garcia
(2013)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
Complex adult book explores rape survival, reservation life.
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By Louise Erdrich
(2012)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Gripping story of three sibs fending for themselves in 1974.
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By Sheila O'Connor
(2012)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Luminous story of pregnant teen's summer in Spain.
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By Beth Kephart
(2012)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Funny, emotional novel explores generations of family ties.
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By Roddy Doyle
(2012)
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AGE
16
QUALITY
 
Classic about complex Indian cultures best for older teens.
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By Rudyard Kipling
(1901)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Emotional story of Jewish refugee children continues.
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By Annika Thor
(2011)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Moose's ties to Al Capone deepen in engaging sequel.
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By Gennifer Choldenko
(2009)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Edgy tale of poor, abused woman's journey to independence.
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By Alice Walker
(1982)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Acclaimed book with mature themes is best for older kids.
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By Gennifer Choldenko
(2005)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
A timeless and thought-provoking novel.
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By Natalie Babbitt
(1975)