Book Reviews

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age 13+
 
Sensitive romance digs deep into difficult relationships.
By Sarah Dessen
(2015)
age 14+
 
Informative tale of a girl who learns she's intersex.
By I.W. Gregorio
(2015)
age 8+
 
Harrowing tale of Gaither girls' summer in the South.
By Rita Williams-Garcia
(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 10+
 
Tough tween girl fights to save family in bleak future.
By Michael Perry
(2014)
age 8+
 
Memorable heroine, lush writing weave a captivating spell.
By Katherine Rundell
(2014)
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age 9+
 
Poignant tale of autistic girl and her dog.
By Ann M. Martin
(2014)
age 13+
 
Inspiring tale of teen who gains perspective by running.
By Rachel Toor
(2014)
age 13+
 
Brave memoir about HIV offers new perspective and hope.
By Paige Rawl
(2014)
age 8+
 
Engaging sequel explores ambition, cyberbullying.
By Maria T. Lennon
(2014)
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age 13+
 
Thought-provoking mystery explores free will and technology.
By Lauren Miller
(2014)
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age 13+
 
Well-observed graphic novel charts transition to adolesence.
By Jillian Tamaki, Mariko Tamaki
(2014)
age 13+
 
Sassy sisters steal the show in well-told romantic read.
By Jenny Han
(2014)
age 12+
 
Middle schooler tries '50s popularity guide in fun memoir.
By Maya Van Wagenen
(2014)
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age 8+
 
Gentle story of girl photographer raises ethical issues.
By Cynthia Lord
(2014)
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age 12+
 
Poignant story of race, identity, and doing the right thing.
By Jacqueline Woodson
(2002)
age 9+
 
Unforgettable story of girl moving beyond her tragic past.
By Karen Harrington
(2013)
age 8+
 
Charming, realistic take on middle school popularity race.
By Maria T. Lennon
(2013)
age 15+
 
Quirky, affecting coming-of-ager hits life-and-death issues.
By Gavin Extence
(2013)
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age 9+
 
Tween coming-of-age set amid shifting family, '60s dynamics.
By Rita Williams-Garcia
(2013)

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