Book Reviews

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

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