Book Reviews

age 13+
 
Sweet, funny coming-of-age story about all kinds of love.
By Margo Rabb
(2015)
age 8+
 
Harrowing tale of Gaither girls' summer in the South.
By Rita Williams-Garcia
(2015)
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age 9+
 
Captivating tale of U.S. girl meeting her family in Vietnam.
By Thanhha Lai
(2015)
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age 14+
 
Unforgettable story of a girl's 1,000-mile journey home.
By David Arnold
(2015)
age 14+
 
Teen transplanted to Ireland finds her way in moving tale.
By Jessie Ann Foley
(2014)
age 10+
 
Poetic story about boy who doesn't want to move to America.
By Naomi Shihab Nye
(2014)
age 8+
 
Memorable heroine, lush writing weave a captivating spell.
By Katherine Rundell
(2014)
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age 11+
 
"Freaky Friday" lets girl and boy see other's point of view.
By Megan Shull
(2014)
age 12+
 
Smart mystery about blind girl searching for missing dad.
By Marcus Sedgwick
(2014)
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age 14+
 
Heartfelt, realistic depiction of teen going through a loss.
By Deb Caletti
(2014)
age 12+
 
Swaggering but sentimental story about loyalty.
By Jason Reynolds
(2014)
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age 14+
 
Complex story about a Muslim teen confronting bullies.
By Leslie Stella
(2013)
age 9+
 
Upbeat tale about kids coping with disadvantages.
By MJ Auch
(2013)
age 10+
 
Terrific tale of misfit taking bold step to remake his life.
By Tim Federle
(2013)
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age 14+
 
Teen spy falls for her mark in far-fetched but fun romance.
By Robin Benway
(2013)
age 16+
 
Tribute collection will please Bradbury fans, new readers.
By Mort Castle, Sam Weller
(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 9+
 
Tense adventure as dogsled run becomes race for survival.
By Sherry Shahan
(2012)