Book Reviews

age 14+
Intense, uplifting tale of teen holding her family together.
By Estelle Laure
(2015)
age 14+
Clever, heartfelt graphic memoir great for girls and boys.
By Ozge Samanci
(2015)
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age 10+
Poignant sick-sibling tale blurs lines of real and imagined.
By Kenneth Oppel
(2015)
age 8+
History, magic, foreign travel in exciting tween adventure.
By Lisa Papademetriou
(2015)
age 8+
Magical, heartbreaking story about family and friendship.
By Jodi Lynn Anderson
(2015)
age 8+
Laughs, life lessons in magical-misfit series start.
By Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle, Emily Jenkins
(2015)
age 14+
Smart coming-of-age fantasy focuses on "regular" kids.
By Patrick Ness
(2015)
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age 10+
Ghosts, romance, otherworldly connections in inventive tale.
By Polly Shulman
(2015)
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age 14+
Riveting, violent fantasy of flawed teens on a mission.
By Leigh Bardugo
(2015)
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age 9+
Fourth-grader George identifies as a girl in tender tale.
By Alex Gino
(2015)
age 10+
Twins and friends fight magic villains in exciting sequel.
By Chris Colfer
(2015)
age 14+
Demons lurk in drawn-out, angsty fantasy.
By Rachel A. Marks
(2015)
age 10+
Slapstick, sweetness, sorrow in epic fairy-tale-world saga.
By Chris Colfer
(2014)
age 14+
Honest, complex story of girl's first sexual relationship.
By Rebecca Maizel
(2015)
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age 12+
Charming tale takes on bullying with sweet, light touch.
By Sophie Kinsella
(2015)
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age 13+
Sensitive romance digs deep into difficult relationships.
By Sarah Dessen
(2015)
age 14+
Sweet tale of gay teen who comes out, takes chance on love.
By Becky Albertalli
(2015)
age 14+
Mature, gory, riveting story of warring witches.
By Sally Green
(2015)
age 8+
Exciting, funny, fractured fairy tale of boy vs. giants.
By Liesl Shurtliff
(2015)
age 8+
Harrowing tale of Gaither girls' summer in the South.
By Rita Williams-Garcia
(2015)

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