Book Reviews

age 10+
 
Callie gets into science and scrapes in strong sequel.
By Jacqueline Kelly
(2015)
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 10+
 
A heartwarming story of hope triumphing over pain.
By Kimberly Willis Holt
(2015)
age 14+
 
Sweet tale of gay teen who comes out, takes chance on love.
By Becky Albertalli
(2015)
age 8+
 
Harrowing tale of Gaither girls' summer in the South.
By Rita Williams-Garcia
(2015)
age 12+
 
Rapid-fire story of boy's horrible final week of school.
By Lisa Yee
(2015)
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age 8+
 
Strong messages, role models in absorbing coming-of-ager.
By Tricia Springstubb
(2015)
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age 8+
 
True bravery, friendship in suspenseful tale for dog lovers.
By Sarah Lean
(2015)
age 9+
 
Abused girl finds courage, family in compelling WWII story.
By Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
(2015)
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age 14+
 
Upbeat tale of teen songwriter has vivid '60s backdrop.
By Cynthia Weil
(2015)
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age 14+
 
Tender summer tale is 3rd in saga of Jewish girl in WWII.
By Annika Thor
(2014)
age 9+
 
Compelling, nuanced tale of loving family under segregation.
By Sharon M. Draper
(2015)
age 10+
 
Moving 1901 adventure explores race, class, mental illness.
By Christopher Paul Curtis
(2014)
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age 10+
 
Tough tween girl fights to save family in bleak future.
By Michael Perry
(2014)
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age 11+
 
"Freaky Friday" lets girl and boy see other's point of view.
By Megan Shull
(2014)
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age 9+
 
Exciting time-travel sequel has big ideas, mild peril.
By Annie Barrows
(2014)
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age 14+
 
Teen boy recovers after brother's suicide in gritty read.
By Ellen Hopkins
(2014)
age 13+
 
True love, family vs. psycho killer in fast-paced thriller.
By Holly Goldberg Sloan
(2014)

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