Book Reviews

AGE
15
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Gorgeously written, mature tale of teen's self-discovery.
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By Hilary T. Smith
(2015)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Sweet tale of gay teen who comes out, takes chance on love.
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By Becky Albertalli
(2015)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Powerful story about an isolated rape victim's struggles.
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By Courtney Summers
(2015)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Inner-city middle school tale is funny and compassionate.
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By James Patterson, Chris Tebbetts
(2015)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Super relatable heroine, lots of middle school drama.
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By Erin Entrada Kelly
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Rapid-fire story of boy's horrible final week of school.
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By Lisa Yee
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Charming family series spotlights Batty in 4th volume.
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By Jeanne Birdsall
(2015)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Gay teen's coming out becomes a musical in fun, campy novel.
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By David Levithan
(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
 
Unforgettable story of a girl's 1,000-mile journey home.
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By David Arnold
(2015)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Kind boy tries to cheer up sister in funny, relatable story.
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By Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Strong messages, role models in absorbing coming-of-ager.
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By Tricia Springstubb
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
True bravery, friendship in suspenseful tale for dog lovers.
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By Sarah Lean
(2015)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Gritty tale of teen runaway connecting with homeless kids.
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By Chris Lynch
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Appealing tale of would-be witch has laughs, insights.
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By Natasha Lowe
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Mild story a winner for reluctant-reader robot fans.
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By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
(2014)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Coming-of-age sequel is just as wry, mature as the original.
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By Frank Portman
(2014)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Funny, relatable tale of 6-year-old with wild imagination.
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By Abby Hanlon
(2014)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Complicated teen boy learns to feel again in edgy tale.
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By Kat Spears
(2014)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
"Freaky Friday" lets girl and boy see other's point of view.
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By Megan Shull
(2014)

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