Book Reviews

Stargirl Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 10+
A must-read for middle-schoolers to discuss.
By Jerry Spinelli
(2003)
How to be Popular Book Poster Image
age 12+
Predictable book with a positive point; tweens OK.
By Meg Cabot
(2006)
Flying Solo Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 9+
Funny, real, and powerfully moving.
By Ralph Fletcher
(1998)
The School Story Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 9+
Enchanting tale will leave readers grinning.
By Andrew Clements
(2001)
Olive's Ocean Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 11+
Gentle, moving coming-of-age story.
By Kevin Henkes
(2003)
Sahara Special Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 9+
A lovely, moving book about a student and teacher.
By Esme Raji Codell
(2003)
Love That Dog Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 8+
Terrific for reluctant readers, discussion groups.
By Sharon Creech
(2004)
Dolores: Seven Stories About Her Book Poster Image
age 13+
Engrossing stories contain mature themes.
By Bruce Brooks
(2004)
The Battle of Jericho Book Poster Image
age 13+
Provocative story of high school hazing and peer pressure.
By Sharon M. Draper
(2004)
Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock Book Poster Image
age 15+
Misfit plans murder and suicide in painful, powerful book.
By Matthew Quick
(2013)
Left Drowning Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 17+
Really racy romance with explicit sex and not much else.
By Jessica Park
(2013)
Sweet Valley High Series Book Poster Image
age 12+
Classic series about twin teens is shallow but satisfying.
By Francine Pascal
(1984)
In the Band Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 16+
College kids steam things up in mature, romantic read.
By Jean Haus
(2013)
Reality Boy Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 15+
Boy fights to move beyond abusive family in compelling tale.
By A.S. King
(2013)
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Book Poster Image
age 12+
Classic, moving story of girl growing up poor in New York.
By Betty Smith
(1943)
Anna and the French Kiss Book Poster Image
age 13+
Sweet love story has romantic Parisian backdrop.
By Stephanie Perkins
(2010)
Broken Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 13+
Suspenseful medical drama about girl yearning to fit in.
By CJ Lyons
(2013)
Darth Paper Strikes Back: Origami Yoda, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Funny, oddball story about sticking up for a friend.
By Tom Angleberger
(2011)
The Center of Everything Book Poster Image
age 9+
Sweet, funny story of girl recovering from grandma's death.
By Linda Urban
(2013)
Meet Me at the River Book Poster Image
age 14+
Moving romantic read deals with grief, suicidal impulses.
By Nina de Gramont
(2013)

Pages