Book Reviews

The Virginity Club Book Poster Image
age 14+
Lots of teen sex talk, but it never gets raunchy.
By Kate Brian
(2008)
The Nature of Jade Book Poster Image
age 14+
Strong story with anxiety, teen parenthood themes.
By Deb Caletti
(2008)
Between Mom and Jo Book Poster Image
age 13+
Tender tale about a boy whose moms split up.
By Julie Anne Peters
(2008)
Lock and Key Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Angsty novel tackles mature themes in thoughtful way.
By Sarah Dessen
(2008)
Fat Hoochie Prom Queen Book Poster Image
age 15+
Fun main character, but lots of teen drinking too.
By Nico Medina
(2008)
Suite Scarlett Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Living in a hotel can be so complicated. Just OK.
By Maureen Johnson
(2008)
Hotlanta Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Rich twins find family secret. Formulaic but fun.
By Denee Millner Mitzi Miller
(2008)
Blue Like Friday Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Quirky friends make this sweet story soar.
By Siobhan Parkinson
(2008)
Love (and Other Uses for Duct Tape) Book Poster Image
age 14+
So-so sequel with teen pregnancy, mean girl, and a gay ex.
By Carrie Jones
(2008)
All About Vee Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Tale of plus-sized actress addresses body image concerns.
By C. Leigh Purtill
(2008)
Pretty Face Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Bellisimo book about body image, Italian style.
By Mary Hogan
(2008)
Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell Out of a Tree Book Poster Image
age 8+
Outcast finds her niche in smart, funny read.
By Lauren Tarshis
(2007)
The Sweet, Terrible, Glorious Year I Truly, Completely Lost It Book Poster Image
age 13+
As smart, funny, and teen-centric as its title.
By Lisa Shanahan
(2007)
Sweethearts Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Mature love story about teens with dark pasts.
By Sara Zarr
(2008)
Good Enough Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Overachiever learns a new definition of success.
By Paula Yoo
(2008)
How They Met and Other Stories Book Poster Image
age 14+
Love story collection is sweet but edgy.
By David Levithan
(2008)
She's So Money Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Teen starts cheating ring; sassy but predictable.
By Cherry Cheva
(2008)
Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines Book Poster Image
age 16+
Real addict offers honest, mature portrayal.
By Nic Sheff
(2008)
Lost It Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Comical coming-of-age with teen sex, MIA parents.
By Kristen Tracy
(2007)
Fake Boyfriend Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Girls create the perfect guy. Cute but contrived.
By Kate Brian
(2007)

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