Book Reviews

age 12+
Soul-gripping story of teen's grief and hope.
By Jason Reynolds
(2015)
age 11+
Illustrated witchy, monstery tale offers goofy/creepy fun.
By Tania Del Rio
(2015)
age 7+
Funny fantasy encourages problem-solving, resilience.
By Linda Urban
(2015)
age 13+
Violent volume ends gothic trilogy with epic battle, hope.
By Ransom Riggs
(2015)
age 13+
Captivating tale of five teens who meet by chance.
By Carolyn Mackler
(2015)
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age 9+
A mesmerizing journey through a wonderful, magical world.
By Cassie Beasley
(2015)
age 14+
Sweet tale of gay teen who comes out, takes chance on love.
By Becky Albertalli
(2015)
age 10+
Inner-city middle school tale is funny and compassionate.
By James Patterson, Chris Tebbetts
(2015)
age 14+
Gay teen's coming out becomes a musical in fun, campy novel.
By David Levithan
(2015)
age 8+
Exciting kickoff to fantasy series in ancient Rome.
By Jennifer A. Nielsen
(2015)
age 10+
Thrilling series conclusion spotlights value of education.
By Shannon Hale
(2015)
age 10+
Danger looms in action-packed island adventure.
By Lisa McMann
(2015)
age 12+
Heroic cast and terrific plot keep fantasy sequel exciting.
By Carol Goodman
(2014)
age 12+
Fast-paced thrill ride with werewolves and steampunk fun.
By Gail Carriger
(2014)
age 10+
Poetic story about boy who doesn't want to move to America.
By Naomi Shihab Nye
(2014)
age 10+
Satisfying finale full of gods, giants, and fond farewells.
By Rick Riordan
(2014)
age 11+
Joey tries to heal his family in emotional series finale.
By Jack Gantos
(2014)
age 10+
Moral dilemmas abound in thrilling, imaginative sequel.
By Lisa McMann
(2014)
age 12+
Conclusion of gothic series about female teen lacks oomph.
By April Genevieve Tucholke
(2014)
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age 12+
Gripping fantasy has adventure, intrigue, some gore.
By Joe Abercrombie
(2014)

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