Book Reviews

The Sun Is Also a Star Book Poster Image
age 14+
Beautiful and philosophical love story is deeply moving.
By Nicola Yoon
(2016)
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In The Shadow of Liberty: The Hidden History of Slavery, Four Presidents, and Five Black Lives Book Poster Image
age 13+
Incredible history of five slaves of the Founding Fathers.
By Kenneth C. Davis
(2016)
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Finding Perfect Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Hopeful story of likeable tween's struggle with OCD.
By Elly Swartz
(2016)
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Girl in Pieces Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Teen heals from loss and self-harm in gritty, gripping tale.
By Kathleen Glasgow
(2016)
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A World Without You Book Poster Image
age 12+
Reality and delusion mix in sensitive mental illness drama.
By Beth Revis
(2016)
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Rani Patel in Full Effect Book Poster Image
age 14+
Powerful coming-of-age tale deals with abuse, addiction.
By Sonia Patel
(2016)
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Spontaneous Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Wickedly funny, foul-mouthed look at love and loss.
By Aaron Starmer
(2016)
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Kids of Appetite Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Layered misfits story explores grief, friendship, love.
By David Arnold
(2016)
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The Best Man Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Witty, sweet story of boy figuring out school, family, love.
By Richard Peck
(2016)
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Presenting Buffalo Bill: The Man Who Invented the Wild West Book Poster Image
age 10+
Lively, thought-provoking look at showman and his era.
By Candace Fleming
(2016)
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Gemini Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Engaging story of conjoined twins dealing with teen drama.
By Sonya Mukherjee
(2016)
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Tell Me Something Real Book Poster Image
age 14+
Taut, compelling drama about teen coping with mom's illness.
By Calla Devlin
(2016)
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The Lost & Found Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Online friends hatch plan to meet in sweet but bland tale.
By Katrina Leno
(2016)
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Lucky Strikes Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Crazy schemes, sweetness in funny, poignant Depression tale.
By Louis Bayard
(2016)
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Ms. Bixby's Last Day Book Poster Image
age 8+
Remarkable story of three boys honoring spirited teacher.
By John David Anderson
(2016)
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The Last True Love Story Book Poster Image
age 14+
Offbeat road trip tale shreds barriers of age, background.
By Brendan Kiely
(2016)
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Grover Cleveland, Again! A Treasury of American Presidents Book Poster Image
age 10+
Lively, engaging intro to each U.S. president through Obama.
By Ken Burns
(2016)
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Sticks & Stones Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Quirky tween dramedy has strong messages about self-esteem.
By Abby Cooper
(2016)
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Cure for the Common Universe Book Poster Image
age 15+
Callous gamer wises up in smart rehab tale.
By Christian McKay Heidicker
(2016)
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Whisper to Me Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Riveting mystery surrounds teen who hears voice in her head.
By Nick Lake
(2016)
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