Book Reviews

AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Honest, complex story of girl's first sexual relationship.
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By Rebecca Maizel
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Charming tale takes on bullying with sweet, light touch.
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By Sophie Kinsella
(2015)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Sensitive romance digs deep into difficult relationships.
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By Sarah Dessen
(2015)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Sweet tale of gay teen who comes out, takes chance on love.
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By Becky Albertalli
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Harrowing tale of Gaither girls' summer in the South.
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By Rita Williams-Garcia
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Graphic adaptation of popular sci-fi novel seems oddly flat.
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By Marie Lu, Leigh Dragoon
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Lunar military adventure has strong teen girl at center.
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By Karen Bao
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Rapid-fire story of boy's horrible final week of school.
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By Lisa Yee
(2015)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Orphan refugee finds new family in beautifully bizarre tale.
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By Andrew Smith
(2015)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Fun, fresh sci-fi adventure has touching message of empathy.
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By Sophia McDougall
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Thinner story, less character depth in action-packed sequel.
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By Marion Jensen
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Strong messages, role models in absorbing coming-of-ager.
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By Tricia Springstubb
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
True bravery, friendship in suspenseful tale for dog lovers.
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By Sarah Lean
(2015)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Absorbing prequel from the evil queen's perspective.
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By Marissa Meyer
(2015)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Upbeat tale of teen songwriter has vivid '60s backdrop.
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By Cynthia Weil
(2015)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Fun space-pirate sequel adds complexity.
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By Jason Fry
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Tough tween girl fights to save family in bleak future.
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By Michael Perry
(2014)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
"Freaky Friday" lets girl and boy see other's point of view.
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By Megan Shull
(2014)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Addictive alien-invasion sequel is jaw-droppingly intense.
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By Rick Yancey
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Teen boy recovers after brother's suicide in gritty read.
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By Ellen Hopkins
(2014)

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