Book Reviews

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
 
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
14
QUALITY
 
Upbeat tale of teen songwriter has vivid '60s backdrop.
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By Cynthia Weil
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Appealing tale of would-be witch has laughs, insights.
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By Natasha Lowe
(2015)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Fun tale of monster-fighting princess who leads double life.
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By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale
(2014)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Funny twins serve up smiles in third book.
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By Grace Lin
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Tough tween girl fights to save family in bleak future.
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By Michael Perry
(2014)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
"Freaky Friday" lets girl and boy see other's point of view.
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By Megan Shull
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Girl uses fantasy world to recover in moody, moving book.
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By Meg Wolitzer
(2014)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Cuteness, silliness, not much plot in Chicken Squad sequel.
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By Doreen Cronin
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Animal-talent-show tale is big on wordplay, potty humor.
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By Denys Cazet
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Teen boy recovers after brother's suicide in gritty read.
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By Ellen Hopkins
(2014)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Magic and rainbows unite for a sweet early chapter book.
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By Elise Allen, Halle Stanford
(2014)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
True love, family vs. psycho killer in fast-paced thriller.
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By Holly Goldberg Sloan
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Riveting tale of teen bullying tragedy, told by the bully.
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By Amanda Maciel
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Rich, authentic characters are heart of thoughtful novel.
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By Peter Johnson
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Gifted teen girl discovers meaning of love in cute novel.
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By Erin McCahan
(2014)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Sassy sisters steal the show in well-told romantic read.
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By Jenny Han
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Soaring, poignant, poetic story hits all the right spots.
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By Kwame Alexander
(2014)

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