Book Reviews

age 10+
High-spirited, funny steampunk adventure on Mars.
By Patrick Samphire
(2016)
age 8+
Thought-provoking sci-fi saga has riveting twists.
By Margaret Peterson Haddix
(2016)
age 14+
Intense, uplifting tale of teen holding her family together.
By Estelle Laure
(2015)
age 14+
Clever, heartfelt graphic memoir great for girls and boys.
By Ozge Samanci
(2015)
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age 9+
Fourth-grader George identifies as a girl in tender tale.
By Alex Gino
(2015)
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age 9+
Engrossing, fast-paced sci-fi/fantasy has haunting dilemmas.
By Christine Hayes
(2015)
age 14+
Honest, complex story of girl's first sexual relationship.
By Rebecca Maizel
(2015)
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age 12+
Charming tale takes on bullying with sweet, light touch.
By Sophie Kinsella
(2015)
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age 13+
Sensitive romance digs deep into difficult relationships.
By Sarah Dessen
(2015)
age 14+
Sweet tale of gay teen who comes out, takes chance on love.
By Becky Albertalli
(2015)
age 8+
Harrowing tale of Gaither girls' summer in the South.
By Rita Williams-Garcia
(2015)
age 12+
Graphic adaptation of popular sci-fi novel seems oddly flat.
By Marie Lu, Leigh Dragoon
(2015)
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age 12+
Lunar military adventure has strong teen girl at center.
By Karen Bao
(2015)
age 12+
Rapid-fire story of boy's horrible final week of school.
By Lisa Yee
(2015)
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age 14+
Orphan refugee finds new family in beautifully bizarre tale.
By Andrew Smith
(2015)
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age 9+
Fun, fresh sci-fi adventure has touching message of empathy.
By Sophia McDougall
(2015)
age 8+
Thinner story, less character depth in action-packed sequel.
By Marion Jensen
(2015)
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age 8+
Strong messages, role models in absorbing coming-of-ager.
By Tricia Springstubb
(2015)
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age 8+
True bravery, friendship in suspenseful tale for dog lovers.
By Sarah Lean
(2015)
age 13+
Absorbing prequel from the evil queen's perspective.
By Marissa Meyer
(2015)

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