Book Reviews

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
10
QUALITY
 
Inner-city middle school tale is funny and compassionate.
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By James Patterson, Chris Tebbetts
(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
 
Rapid-fire story of boy's horrible final week of school.
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By Lisa Yee
(2015)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Gay teen's coming out becomes a musical in fun, campy novel.
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By David Levithan
(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
14
QUALITY
 
Upbeat tale of teen songwriter has vivid '60s backdrop.
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By Cynthia Weil
(2015)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Poetic story about boy who doesn't want to move to America.
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By Naomi Shihab Nye
(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
 
Joey tries to heal his family in emotional series finale.
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By Jack Gantos
(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
14
QUALITY
 
Teen boy recovers after brother's suicide in gritty read.
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By Ellen Hopkins
(2014)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
True love, family vs. psycho killer in fast-paced thriller.
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By Holly Goldberg Sloan
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Riveting tale of teen bullying tragedy, told by the bully.
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By Amanda Maciel
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Rich, authentic characters are heart of thoughtful novel.
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By Peter Johnson
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Gifted teen girl discovers meaning of love in cute novel.
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By Erin McCahan
(2014)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Sassy sisters steal the show in well-told romantic read.
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By Jenny Han
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Soaring, poignant, poetic story hits all the right spots.
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By Kwame Alexander
(2014)

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