Book Reviews

Wonder Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Moving, uplifting tale of disfigured boy with inner beauty.
By R.J. Palacio
(2012)
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The Fault in Our Stars Book Poster Image
age 14+
Heartrending love story told by teen dying of cancer.
By John Green
(2012)
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The Perks of Being a Wallflower Book Poster Image
age 16+
Controversial coming-of-age classic with sex, drugs, abuse.
By Stephen Chbosky
(1999)
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Mockingbird Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Moving tale of girl whose brother died in school shooting.
By Kathryn Erskine
(2010)
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I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You Book Poster Image
age 12+
Fun debut of spy school series is OK for tweens.
By Ally Carter
(2006)
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Along for the Ride Book Poster Image
age 14+
Teen grows beyond dysfunctional family in romantic outing.
By Sarah Dessen
(2009)
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Little Women Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Classic still charms despite outdated gender roles.
By Louisa May Alcott
(1868)
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If I Stay Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Gripping, unsentimental look at teen in coma.
By Gayle Forman
(2009)
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Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines Book Poster Image
age 16+
Real addict offers honest, mature portrayal.
By Nic Sheff
(2008)
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Private Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Yet another cliquey series, but with a nicer star.
By Kate Brian
(2006)
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Forever Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Real look at first love (and sex) -- a teen classic.
By Judy Blume
(1975)
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Bounce Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Satisfying coming-of-age read.
By Natasha Friend
(2007)
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Boy Toy Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Very mature book about boy molested by teacher.
By Barry Lyga
(2007)
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Glass Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Intense poems of meth addiction; read with teens.
By Ellen Hopkins
(2007)
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Rules Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Newbery honoree about life with an autistic sib.
By Cynthia Lord
(2006)
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Impulse Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Gritty book about suicide survivors told in free verse.
By Ellen Hopkins
(2007)
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Pretty Little Liars #1 Book Poster Image
age 15+
First book in cliquey girls' series shows off bad behavior.
By Sara Shepard
(2006)
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Perfect Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Poignant read perfect for mom-teen girl book club.
By Natasha Friend
(2004)
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Rx
age 14+
Heavy look at prescription drug abuse for teens.
By Tracy Lynn
(2006)
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Looking for Alaska Book Poster Image
age 16+
Award-winning novel of life and death, for older teens.
By John Green
(2006)
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