Book Reviews

The Lost & Found Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Online friends hatch plan to meet in sweet but bland tale.
By Katrina Leno
(2016)
Ms. Bixby's Last Day Book Poster Image
age 8+
Remarkable story of three boys honoring spirited teacher.
By John David Anderson
(2016)
The Haters Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Fun band road-trip story, but crass humor wears thin.
By Jesse Andrews
(2016)
Summerlost Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Deeply moving story of grieving girl trying to move on.
By Ally Condie
(2016)
Jacky Ha-Ha Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Warm, funny tale of middle school joker finding her groove.
By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
(2016)
Symptoms of Being Human Book Poster Image
age 14+
Empathetic, empowering story of gender-fluid teen.
By Jeff Garvin
(2016)
Pax Book Poster Image
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Pax
age 10+
Compelling, heartrending story of boy and fox in dystopia.
By Sara Pennypacker
(2016)
The Boy in the Black Suit Book Poster Image
age 12+
Soul-gripping story of teen's grief and hope.
By Jason Reynolds
(2015)
Infinite In Between Book Poster Image
age 13+
Captivating tale of five teens who meet by chance.
By Carolyn Mackler
(2015)
Kissing in America Book Poster Image
age 13+
Sweet, funny coming-of-age story about all kinds of love.
By Margo Rabb
(2015)
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda Book Poster Image
age 14+
Sweet tale of gay teen who comes out, takes chance on love.
By Becky Albertalli
(2015)
Public School Superhero Book Poster Image
age 10+
Inner-city middle school tale is funny and compassionate.
By James Patterson, Chris Tebbetts
(2015)
Gone Crazy in Alabama Book Poster Image
age 8+
Harrowing tale of Gaither girls' summer in the South.
By Rita Williams-Garcia
(2015)
Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story Book Poster Image
age 14+
Gay teen's coming out becomes a musical in fun, campy novel.
By David Levithan
(2015)
Listen, Slowly Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Captivating tale of U.S. girl meeting her family in Vietnam.
By Thanhha Lai
(2015)
Mosquitoland Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Unforgettable story of a girl's 1,000-mile journey home.
By David Arnold
(2015)
The Carnival at Bray Book Poster Image
age 14+
Teen transplanted to Ireland finds her way in moving tale.
By Jessie Ann Foley
(2014)
The Turtle of Oman Book Poster Image
age 10+
Poetic story about boy who doesn't want to move to America.
By Naomi Shihab Nye
(2014)
Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms Book Poster Image
age 8+
Memorable heroine, lush writing weave a captivating spell.
By Katherine Rundell
(2014)
The Key That Swallowed Joey Pigza Book Poster Image
age 11+
Joey tries to heal his family in emotional series finale.
By Jack Gantos
(2014)

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