Book Reviews

AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Schizophrenia classic still engages.
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By Joanne Greenberg
(1964)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
A teenager saves the world from destruction.
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By Madeleine L'Engle
(1978)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
A timeless and thought-provoking novel.
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By Natalie Babbitt
(1975)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Dahl autobiography focuses on nasty school days.
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By Roald Dahl
(1984)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Sensitive, frank portrayal of average 7th grader.
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By Rachel Vail
(1998)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Classic coming-of-age story rings true decades later.
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By Judy Blume
(1970)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Strong depiction of obsessive-compulsive disorder.
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By Janet Tashjian
(1999)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Heavy-handed metaphors mar warm story.
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By Diane Gonzales Bertrand
(1995)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Provocative book about teen on trial for murder.
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By Walter Dean Myers
(1999)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
A tale that can make a grown-up giggle too.
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By Bruce Hale
(2001)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Kids will be eager to complete unfinished tales.
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By Chris Van Allsburg
(1984)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
OK read. Teens may love the supernatural elements.
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By Lois Duncan
(1981)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Controversial book about rape is powerful and painful.
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By Laurie Halse Anderson
(1999)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Absorbing mystery includes child abuse, sexual manipulation.
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By E. L. Konigsburg
(2000)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Sympathetic, realistic portrait of boy with ADHD.
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By Jack Gantos
(1998)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Depicts high school with devastating accuracy.
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By Avi
(1991)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Story of ostracized kid a timeless fave of teens, preteens.
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By S. E. Hinton
(1967)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Mystery and fantasy combine effectively.
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By Janet Taylor Lisle
(1994)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Slow pace, but kids like the pageantry.
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By Ludwig Bemelmans
(1961)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Emotional story shows what kids with cancer face.
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By Lurlene McDaniel
(1987)

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