Book Reviews

The Lost & Found Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Online friends hatch plan to meet in sweet but bland tale.
By Katrina Leno
(2016)
Ms. Bixby's Last Day Book Poster Image
age 8+
Remarkable story of three boys honoring spirited teacher.
By John David Anderson
(2016)
The Last True Love Story Book Poster Image
age 14+
Offbeat road-trip tale shreds barriers of age, background.
By Brendan Kiely
(2016)
The Haters Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Fun band road-trip story, but crass humor wears thin.
By Jesse Andrews
(2016)
Jacky Ha-Ha Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Warm, funny tale of middle school joker finding her groove.
By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
(2016)
Pax Book Poster Image
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Pax
age 10+
Compelling, heartrending story of boy and fox in dystopia.
By Sara Pennypacker
(2016)
From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess Book Poster Image
age 8+
Biracial heroine freshens up fun Princess Diaries spin-off.
By Meg Cabot
(2015)
Kissing in America Book Poster Image
age 13+
Sweet, funny coming-of-age story about all kinds of love.
By Margo Rabb
(2015)
Gone Crazy in Alabama Book Poster Image
age 8+
Harrowing tale of Gaither girls' summer in the South.
By Rita Williams-Garcia
(2015)
Listen, Slowly Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Captivating tale of U.S. girl meeting her family in Vietnam.
By Thanhha Lai
(2015)
Mosquitoland Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Unforgettable story of a girl's 1,000-mile journey home.
By David Arnold
(2015)
The Carnival at Bray Book Poster Image
age 14+
Teen transplanted to Ireland finds her way in moving tale.
By Jessie Ann Foley
(2014)
The Turtle of Oman Book Poster Image
age 10+
Poetic story about boy who doesn't want to move to America.
By Naomi Shihab Nye
(2014)
Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms Book Poster Image
age 8+
Memorable heroine, lush writing weave a captivating spell.
By Katherine Rundell
(2014)
The Swap Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Switching spell lets girl and boy see other's point of view.
By Megan Shull
(2014)
The Magic Half Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Clever time-travel mystery about twins has some mild danger.
By Annie Barrows
(2009)
She Is Not Invisible Book Poster Image
age 12+
Smart mystery about blind girl searching for missing dad.
By Marcus Sedgwick
(2014)
The Last Forever Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Heartfelt, realistic depiction of teen going through a loss.
By Deb Caletti
(2014)
When I Was the Greatest Book Poster Image
age 12+
Swaggering but sentimental story about loyalty.
By Jason Reynolds
(2014)
Permanent Record Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Complex story about a Muslim teen confronting bullies.
By Leslie Stella
(2013)

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