Book Reviews

I Never Promised You a Rose Garden Book Poster Image
age 14+
Classic story of teen schizophrenic still engages.
By Joanne Greenberg
(1964)
A Swiftly Tilting Planet Book Poster Image
age 9+
A teenager saves the world from destruction.
By Madeleine L'Engle
(1978)
Tuck Everlasting Book Poster Image
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age 9+
A timeless and thought-provoking novel.
By Natalie Babbitt
(1975)
Boy: Tales of Childhood Book Poster Image
age 11+
Dahl autobiography focuses on nasty school days.
By Roald Dahl
(1984)
Are You There God? It's Me Margaret. Book Poster Image
age 10+
Classic coming-of-age story rings true decades later.
By Judy Blume
(1970)
If You Only Knew Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Sensitive, frank portrayal of average 7th grader.
By Rachel Vail
(1998)
Multiple Choice Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Strong depiction of obsessive-compulsive disorder.
By Janet Tashjian
(1999)
Sweet Fifteen Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Heavy-handed metaphors mar warm story.
By Diane Gonzales Bertrand
(1995)
Monster Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Provocative book about teen on trial for murder.
By Walter Dean Myers
(1999)
The Chameleon Wore Chartreuse Book Poster Image
age 9+
A tale that can make a grown-up giggle too.
By Bruce Hale
(2001)
The Mysteries of Harris Burdick Book Poster Image
age 9+
Kids will be eager to complete unfinished tales.
By Chris Van Allsburg
(1984)
Stranger With My Face Book Poster Image
age 13+
OK read. Teens may love the supernatural elements.
By Lois Duncan
(1981)
Speak Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Controversial book about rape is powerful and painful.
By Laurie Halse Anderson
(1999)
Silent to the Bone Book Poster Image
age 12+
Absorbing mystery includes child abuse, sexual manipulation.
By E. L. Konigsburg
(2000)
Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key Book Poster Image
age 11+
Sympathetic, realistic portrait of boy with ADHD.
By Jack Gantos
(1998)
Nothing But the Truth: A Documentary Novel Book Poster Image
age 12+
Depicts high school with devastating accuracy.
By Avi
(1991)
The Outsiders Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Story of ostracized kid a timeless fave of teens, preteens.
By S. E. Hinton
(1967)
The Gold Dust Letters Book Poster Image
age 8+
Mystery and fantasy combine effectively.
By Janet Taylor Lisle
(1994)
Madeline in London Book Poster Image
age 4+
Slow pace, but kids like the pageantry.
By Ludwig Bemelmans
(1961)
Shiva's Fire Book Poster Image
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age 13+
An introduction to India's complex social system.
By Suzanne Fisher Staples
(2000)

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