Book Reviews

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age 8+
 
Sweet, poignant tale of loss, friendship, following dreams.
By Alison McGhee
(2015)
age 14+
 
Freshman first-love tale has some insight, lots of sex.
By B.T. Gottfred
(2015)
age 6+
 
Six-year-old imaginations run riot in appealing sequel.
By Abby Hanlon
(2015)
age 9+
 
Strong Prairie Evers sequel focuses on Ivy.
By Ellen Airgood
(2015)
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age 12+
 
Friendship tale, graphics blend well in absorbing mystery.
By Cherie Priest
(2015)
age 14+
 
Sweet friendship tale of isolated teen boy pen pals.
By Leah Thomas
(2015)
age 14+
 
Honest, complex story of girl's first sexual relationship.
By Rebecca Maizel
(2015)
age 9+
 
Rafe goes back to Hills Middle School in fun seventh book.
By James Patterson, Chris Tebbetts
(2015)
age 8+
 
Honest, affecting story of fifth-grader with mom in prison.
By Nora Raleigh Baskin
(2015)
age 13+
 
Sweet, funny coming-of-age story about all kinds of love.
By Margo Rabb
(2015)
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age 12+
 
Charming tale takes on bullying with sweet, light touch.
By Sophie Kinsella
(2015)
age 9+
 
Installment in popular series is long on drama, stereotypes.
By Rachel Renee Russell
(2015)
age 13+
 
Creepy, supernatural, suspenseful teen-angst tale.
By Heather Brewer
(2015)
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age 13+
 
Sensitive romance digs deep into difficult relationships.
By Sarah Dessen
(2015)
age 15+
 
Gorgeously written, mature tale of teen's self-discovery.
By Hilary T. Smith
(2015)
age 14+
 
Informative tale of a girl who learns she's intersex.
By I.W. Gregorio
(2015)
age 14+
 
Sweet tale of gay teen who comes out, takes chance on love.
By Becky Albertalli
(2015)
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age 14+
 
Sensitive tale of teen's descent into mental illness.
By Neal Shusterman
(2015)
age 10+
 
Fun illustrated "journal" explores early teen anxieties.
By Marissa Moss
(2015)
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age 14+
 
Powerful story about an isolated rape victim's struggles.
By Courtney Summers
(2015)

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