Book Reviews

AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Colorful story of quirky, loving, artistic family.
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By Hilary McKay
(2005)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Funny, breathtakingly poignant '60s coming of age.
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By Gary D. Schmidt
(2007)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Quirky book's mature content is best for teens.
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By Norma Howe
(1999)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Compelling, simple story with an emotional wallop.
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By Robert Cormier
(1992)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Depicts high school with devastating accuracy.
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By Avi
(1991)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Dark, funny coming-of-age with lots of mature content.
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By Frank Portman
(2006)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Controversial book about rape is powerful and painful.
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By Laurie Halse Anderson
(1999)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Provocative book about teen on trial for murder.
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By Walter Dean Myers
(1999)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
National Book Award winner imparts importance of empathy.
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By Kathryn Erskine
(2010)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Gritty book about substance abuse is OK for mature teens.
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By Blake Nelson
(2011)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Mature sequel examines fame, loss, and enduring love.
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By Gayle Forman
(2011)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Sweet coming-of-age story teaches empathy, kindness.
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By Kevin Henkes
(2011)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Vivacious seventh grader expresses herself in vivid poems.
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By James Howe
(2011)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Beloved classic features lovable, imaginative heroine.
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By L.M. Montgomery
(1908)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Sharecropper boy finds hope, dignity amid racism, hardship.
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By William H. Armstrong
(1969)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Heartwrenching love story told by teen dying of cancer.
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By John Green
(2012)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Lyrical story of young boy questioning religion, morality.
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By Rudolfo Anaya
(1972)
AGE
17
QUALITY
 
Story of young Montana lesbian is best for mature teens.
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By Emily M. Danforth
(2012)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Tense adventure as dogsled run becomes race for survival.
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By Sherry Shahan
(2012)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Powerful, challenging tale of outsider fighting back.
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By A.S. King
(2011)

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