Book Reviews

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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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age 16+
 
Complex adult book explores rape survival, reservation life.
By Louise Erdrich
(2012)
age 12+
 
Rich teen piano prodigy manages pressure, older crushes.
By Sara Zarr
(2013)
age 8+
 
Fast-paced coming-of-age tale about finding yourself.
By Nan Marino
(2013)
age 9+
 
Upbeat tale about kids coping with disadvantages.
By MJ Auch
(2013)
age 13+
 
Teen's positive turnaround mixes with iffy beauty message.
By Carolita Blythe
(2013)
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age 13+
 
Ghost story with a lot of heart.
By Aprilynne Pike
(2012)
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age 15+
 
Edgy tale of teen in '80s club scene shows graphic drug use.
By Jennifer Banash
(2013)
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age 10+
 
Moving story of smart disabled girl overcoming challenges.
By Sharon M. Draper
(2010)
age 10+
 
Terrific tale of misfit taking bold step to remake his life.
By Tim Federle
(2013)
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age 12+
 
Gripping, heartfelt coming-of-age tale sure to hook teens.
By Matthew Quick
(2012)
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age 3+
 
Cheerful picture book makes Christmas musical.
By Sandra Boynton
(2011)
age 11+
 
Exploration of beauty and pageants delivers mixed message.
By Elizabeth Eulberg
(2013)
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age 14+
 
Teen spy falls for her mark in far-fetched but fun romance.
By Robin Benway
(2013)
age 12+
 
Thoughtful story about a tragedy teen boy brings on himself.
By Elizabeth LaBan
(2013)
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age 15+
 
Well-told story of prostitute's daughter; for mature teens.
By Ruta Sepetys
(2013)
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age 14+
 
Poetic, mature coming-of-age story includes rape, abortion.
By Erica Lorraine Scheidt
(2013)
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age 10+
 
Sharp, funny graphic novel captures chaos of theater.
By Raina Telgemeier
(2012)
age 11+
 
Harsh realism makes novel about bullying painful to read.
By Eric Kahn Gale
(2012)
age 14+
 
Powerful, poignant story of teen girl in love with a girl.
By A.S. King
(2012)

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