Book Reviews

AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Brilliant, edgy story about suicide best for mature teens.
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By Ned Vizzini
(2006)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Moving, uplifting tale of disfigured boy with inner beauty.
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By R.J. Palacio
(2012)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Heartwrenching love story told by teen dying of cancer.
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By John Green
(2012)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Charming story of a small-town boy's unlikely adventures.
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By Jack Gantos
(2011)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Beloved classic features lovable, imaginative heroine.
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By L.M. Montgomery
(1908)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
A troubled boy discovers his self-worth through art.
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By Gary D. Schmidt
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
National Book Award winner imparts importance of empathy.
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By Kathryn Erskine
(2010)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Realistic portrayal of a teen committed to killing herself.
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By Julie Anne Peters
(2010)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Fun debut of spy school series is OK for tweens.
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By Ally Carter
(2006)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Teen grows beyond dysfunctional family in romantic outing.
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By Sarah Dessen
(2009)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Realistic portrayal of sisterly love keeps story afloat.
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By Lauren Myracle
(2009)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Strong story with anxiety, teen parenthood themes.
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By Deb Caletti
(2008)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Mature love story about teens with dark pasts.
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By Sara Zarr
(2008)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
Real addict offers honest, mature portrayal.
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By Nic Sheff
(2008)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Yet another cliquey series, but with a nicer star.
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By Kate Brian
(2006)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Lost memory leads to some honest soul-searching.
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By Gabrielle Zevin
(2007)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Solid primer on what it means to be a transgender teen.
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By Ellen Wittlinger
(2007)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
Intense poems of meth addiction; read with teens.
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By Ellen Hopkins
(2007)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Witchy fun for Cabot fans. OK but not magical.
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By Meg Cabot
(2007)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Wannabe stars are full of drama in series debut.
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By Tia Williams
(2007)

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