Book Reviews

AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Brilliant, edgy story about suicide best for mature teens.
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By Ned Vizzini
(2006)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Moving, uplifting tale of disfigured boy with inner beauty.
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By R.J. Palacio
(2012)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Heartwrenching love story told by teen dying of cancer.
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By John Green
(2012)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Charming story of a small-town boy's unlikely adventures.
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By Jack Gantos
(2011)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Beloved classic features lovable, imaginative heroine.
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By L.M. Montgomery
(1908)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
A troubled boy discovers his self-worth through art.
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By Gary D. Schmidt
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
National Book Award winner imparts importance of empathy.
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By Kathryn Erskine
(2010)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
A gem, with strong girl characters, '60s black history.
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By Rita Williams-Garcia
(2010)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Dramatic, complex tale has rich characters, emotional depth.
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By Sharon Creech
(1994)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Growing up in the heartland beautifully, movingly portrayed.
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By Roseanne Parry
(2009)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Realistic portrayal of a teen committed to killing herself.
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By Julie Anne Peters
(2010)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Fun debut of spy school series is OK for tweens.
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By Ally Carter
(2006)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Teen grows beyond dysfunctional family in romantic outing.
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By Sarah Dessen
(2009)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Classic still charms despite outdated gender roles.
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By Louisa May Alcott
(1868)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Realistic portrayal of sisterly love keeps story afloat.
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By Lauren Myracle
(2009)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Gripping, unsentimental look at teen in coma.
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By Gayle Forman
(2009)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Strong story with anxiety, teen parenthood themes.
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By Deb Caletti
(2008)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Mature love story about teens with dark pasts.
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By Sara Zarr
(2008)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
Real addict offers honest, mature portrayal.
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By Nic Sheff
(2008)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Engrossing story of fitting in at private school.
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By Gennifer Choldenko
(2007)

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