Book Reviews

Tangerine Book Poster Image
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age 11+
A complex tale about teens, family relationships.
By Edward Bloor
(1997)
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Shiva's Fire Book Poster Image
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age 13+
An introduction to India's complex social system.
By Suzanne Fisher Staples
(2000)
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Give a Boy a Gun Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Intense school-shooting book will trigger heated discussion.
By Todd Strasser
(2000)
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I Want to Live Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Emotional story shows what kids with cancer face.
By Lurlene McDaniel
(1987)
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If You Only Knew Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Sensitive, frank portrayal of average 7th grader.
By Rachel Vail
(1998)
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Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key Book Poster Image
age 11+
Sympathetic, realistic portrait of boy with ADHD.
By Jack Gantos
(1998)
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The Janitor's Boy Book Poster Image
age 9+
Gets to the heart of a father-son relationship.
By Andrew Clements
(2000)
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Tunes for Bears to Dance To Book Poster Image
age 11+
Compelling, simple story with an emotional wallop.
By Robert Cormier
(1992)
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Multiple Choice Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Strong depiction of obsessive-compulsive disorder.
By Janet Tashjian
(1999)
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That Was Then, This Is Now Book Poster Image
age 13+
Teenagers love the gritty realism of this novel.
By S. E. Hinton
(1971)
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Boy: Tales of Childhood Book Poster Image
age 11+
Dahl autobiography focuses on nasty school days.
By Roald Dahl
(1984)
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Nothing But the Truth: A Documentary Novel Book Poster Image
age 12+
Depicts high school with devastating accuracy.
By Avi
(1991)
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Impulse Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Gritty book about suicide survivors told in free verse.
By Ellen Hopkins
(2007)
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Sweet Fifteen Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Heavy-handed metaphors mar warm story.
By Diane Gonzales Bertrand
(1995)
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Lush Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Heartfelt look at drinking's impact on families.
By Natasha Friend
(2006)
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The Girlfriend Project Book Poster Image
age 14+
Dating ups and downs of a slightly creepy guy.
By Robin Friedman
(2007)
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Crazy in Love Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Schizophrenic plot mars book about first love.
By Dandi Daley Mackall
(2007)
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Perfect Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Poignant read perfect for mom-teen girl book club.
By Natasha Friend
(2004)
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The After Life Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Mature teens will love this wreck of a family.
By Daniel Ehrenhaft
(2006)
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How to Take the Ex Out of Ex-boyfriend Book Poster Image
age 13+
Hijinks ensue as goofy girl schemes for her man.
By Janette Rallison
(2007)
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