Book Reviews

age 15+
 
Dark, twisty tale of rich teen girls' sibling rivalry.
By Adele Griffin
(2012)
age 14+
 
Powerful, poignant story of teen girl in love with a girl.
By A.S. King
(2012)
age 11+
 
Harsh realism makes novel about bullying painful to read.
By Eric Kahn Gale
(2012)
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age 10+
 
Sharp, funny graphic novel captures chaos of theater.
By Raina Telgemeier
(2012)
age 13+
 
An obscene call sparks an offbeat, heartfelt teen romance.
By Audrey Couloumbis
(2012)
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age 16+
 
Classic about complex Indian cultures best for older teens.
By Rudyard Kipling
(1901)
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age 15+
 
Well-told story of prostitute's daughter; for mature teens.
By Ruta Sepetys
(2013)
age 12+
 
Thoughtful story about a tragedy teen boy brings on himself.
By Elizabeth LaBan
(2013)
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age 12+
 
Teens grasp impact of their hurtfulness in emotional novel.
By Paul Zindel
(1968)
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age 14+
 
Intense '80s romance is a fabulous pick for mature teens.
By Rainbow Rowell
(2013)
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age 14+
 
Teen spy falls for her mark in far-fetched but fun romance.
By Robin Benway
(2013)
age 11+
 
Exploration of beauty and pageants delivers mixed message.
By Elizabeth Eulberg
(2013)
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age 12+
 
Gripping, heartfelt coming-of-age tale sure to hook teens.
By Matthew Quick
(2012)
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age 14+
 
Touching senior-year novel encourages self-reflection.
By Jessi Kirby
(2013)
age 12+
 
Rich teen piano prodigy manages pressure, older crushes.
By Sara Zarr
(2013)
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age 15+
 
Edgy tale of teen in '80s club scene shows graphic drug use.
By Jennifer Banash
(2013)
age 13+
 
Teen's positive turnaround mixes with iffy beauty message.
By Carolita Blythe
(2013)
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age 13+
 
Ghost story with a lot of heart.
By Aprilynne Pike
(2012)
age 9+
 
Upbeat tale about kids coping with disadvantages.
By MJ Auch
(2013)
age 8+
 
Fast-paced coming-of-age tale about finding yourself.
By Nan Marino
(2013)

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