Book Reviews

All the Truth That's In Me Book Poster Image
age 14+
Girl finds voice in book filled with brutality and romance.
By Julie Berry
(2013)
Picture Me Gone Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Missing-man mystery best for sophisticated teen readers.
By Meg Rosoff
(2013)
Confessions of a Hater Book Poster Image
age 14+
Frank, clever, mean-girl tale has mature content.
By Caprice Crane
(2013)
The Center of Everything Book Poster Image
age 9+
Sweet, funny story of girl recovering from grandma's death.
By Linda Urban
(2013)
The Boy on the Porch Book Poster Image
age 9+
Wonderful story of mute boy mysteriously left on farm.
By Sharon Creech
(2013)
This Song Will Save Your Life Book Poster Image
age 15+
Edgy story of bullied teen girl driven by music.
By Leila Sales
(2013)
The Year of Billy Miller Book Poster Image
age 8+
Warm, funny story of a year in the life of a second grader.
By Kevin Henkes
(2013)
Cherry, Money, Baby Book Poster Image
age 15+
Spunky narrator breathes life into teen-lured-by-celeb plot.
By John Cusick
(2013)
The Weight of Water Book Poster Image
age 10+
Moving free-verse tale of immigrant girl's new life in UK.
By Sarah Crossan
(2013)
Sure Signs of Crazy Book Poster Image
age 10+
Unforgettable story of girl moving beyond her tragic past.
By Karen Harrington
(2013)
Permanent Record Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Complex story about a Muslim teen confronting bullies.
By Leslie Stella
(2013)
Confessions of a So-Called Middle Child Book Poster Image
age 8+
Charming, realistic take on middle school popularity race.
By Maria T. Lennon
(2013)
Counting by 7s Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Striking tale of quirky girl connecting after parental loss.
By Holly Goldberg Sloan
(2013)
If I Ever Get Out of Here Book Poster Image
age 12+
Relatable story of music-loving Native American boy in '70s.
By Eric Gansworth
(2013)
Al Capone Does My Homework: A Tale from Alcatraz, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Moose tries to protect his dad in exciting third in series.
By Gennifer Choldenko
(2013)
Skin Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Compelling tale of girl's skin issue; mature sexual content.
By Donna Jo Napoli
(2013)
Left Drowning Book Poster Image
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age 17+
Really racy romance with explicit sex and not much else.
By Jessica Park
(2013)
After Iris Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Moving, entertaining tale of dysfunctional family's turmoil.
By Natasha Farrant
(2013)
The Counterfeit Family Tree of Vee Crawford-Wong Book Poster Image
age 14+
Angsty tale of Chinese-American teen questioning his roots.
By L. Tam Holland
(2013)
September Girls Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Lyrical coming-of-age tale undercut by iffy gender messages.
By Bennett Madison
(2013)

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