Book Reviews

Counting by 7s Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Striking tale of quirky girl connecting after parental loss.
By Holly Goldberg Sloan
(2013)
Out of My Mind Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Moving story of smart disabled girl overcoming challenges.
By Sharon M. Draper
(2010)
Drama Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Sharp, funny graphic novel captures chaos of theater.
By Raina Telgemeier
(2012)
Wonder Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Moving, uplifting tale of disfigured boy with inner beauty.
By R.J. Palacio
(2012)
The Fault in Our Stars Book Poster Image
age 14+
Heartrending love story told by teen dying of cancer.
By John Green
(2012)
The Future of Us Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Fun time-travel twist teaches importance of now.
By Jay Asher, Carolyn Mackler
(2011)
The Perks of Being a Wallflower Book Poster Image
age 16+
Controversial coming-of-age classic with sex, drugs, abuse.
By Stephen Chbosky
(1999)
Smile Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Delightful graphic novel follows teen girl's teeth troubles.
By Raina Telgemeier
(2010)
What Happened to Goodbye Book Poster Image
age 12+
Thoughtful look at teen finding self after parents' divorce.
By Sarah Dessen
(2011)
Mockingbird Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Moving tale of girl whose brother died in school shooting.
By Kathryn Erskine
(2010)
The Carrie Diaries Book Poster Image
age 15+
Sex and the City prequel is OK for mature teens.
By Candace Bushnell
(2010)
Will Grayson, Will Grayson Book Poster Image
age 15+
Edgy, clever gay-themed tale about teens with same name.
By John Green, David Levithan
(2010)
The Forest of Hands and Teeth Book Poster Image
age 14+
Cool heroine makes this for more than zombie horror fans.
By Carrie Ryan
(2009)
By the Time You Read This, I'll Be Dead Book Poster Image
age 14+
Realistic portrayal of a teen committed to killing herself.
By Julie Anne Peters
(2010)
I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You Book Poster Image
age 12+
Fun debut of spy school series is OK for tweens.
By Ally Carter
(2006)
Along for the Ride Book Poster Image
age 14+
Teen grows beyond dysfunctional family in romantic outing.
By Sarah Dessen
(2009)
Tricks Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Extremely intense, gritty look at teen prostitutes.
By Ellen Hopkins
(2009)
Peace, Love and Baby Ducks Book Poster Image
age 13+
Realistic portrayal of sisterly love keeps story afloat.
By Lauren Myracle
(2009)
Does My Head Look Big in This? Book Poster Image
age 13+
Muslim teen grows up, sees prejudice Down Under.
By Randa Abdel-Fattah
(2007)
The Mother-Daughter Book Club Book Poster Image
age 9+
Just the read to jump-start your own book club.
By Heather Vogel Frederick
(2007)

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