Book Reviews

age 12+
 
Coming-of-age adventure will especially hook boy readers.
By Fran Cannon Slayton
(2009)
age 14+
 
Cool heroine makes this for more than zombie horror fans.
By Carrie Ryan
(2009)
age 13+
 
Tender tale of good girl learning to live her own life.
By Deb Caletti
(2010)
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age 15+
 
Sex, mature themes make engaging read for older teens.
By Carolyn Mackler
(2009)
age 15+
 
Mature read has teen finding her way after her sister dies.
By Jandy Nelson
(2010)
age 11+
 
Honest book about friendships and finding yourself.
By Barbara Dee
(2010)
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age 14+
 
Overweight teen finds her voice, learns a friendship lesson.
By Erica S. Perl
(2010)
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age 14+
 
A great conversation-starter on the impact of violence.
By David Almond
(2009)
age 12+
 
Easy read about the difficulties of love and friendship.
By Susane Colasanti
(2010)
age 15+
 
Sex and the City prequel is OK for mature teens.
By Candace Bushnell
(2010)
age 12+
 
Tough but touching free verse book about war's scars.
By Ann E. Burg
(2009)
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age 16+
 
Raw, honest, and compelling look at the impact of addiction.
By Ellen Hopkins
(2010)
age 12+
 
Thoughtful look at teen finding self after parents' divorce.
By Sarah Dessen
(2011)
age 14+
 
Frank, clever, mean-girl tale has mature content.
By Caprice Crane
(2013)
age 15+
 
Carrie finds herself in New York City in fun, racy prequel.
By Candace Bushnell
(2011)
age 15+
 
New book in popular Traveling Pants series targets adults.
By Ann Brashares
(2011)
age 15+
 
Rich girls come of age in powerful book with mature themes.
By Cristina García
(2011)
age 12+
 
Touching coming-of-age story with some mature themes.
By Dana Reinhardt
(2011)
age 16+
 
Controversial coming-of-age classic with sex, drugs, abuse.
By Stephen Chbosky
(1999)
age 15+
 
Smart, self-aware teen is obsessed with sex, Sylvia Plath.
By Arlaina Tibensky
(2011)

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