Book Reviews

The Square Root of Summer Book Poster Image
age 14+
Physics and grief mix in sweet story of love and loss.
By Harriet Reuter Hapgood
(2016)
American Girls Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Riveting tale of runaway discovering Hollywood underbelly.
By Alison Umminger
(2016)
Highly Illogical Behavior Book Poster Image
age 13+
Sweet, funny tale of teen helping boy beat fear of outside.
By John Corey Whaley
(2016)
If I Was Your Girl Book Poster Image
age 14+
Transgender teen finds first love in moving coming-of-ager.
By Meredith Russo
(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)
The Great American Whatever Book Poster Image
age 15+
Wry, heartfelt tale of teen trying to move on after tragedy.
By Tim Federle
(2016)
Surviving High School Book Poster Image
age 14+
Vine star's superficial novel has mixed messages for teens.
By Lele Pons, Melissa de la Cruz
(2016)
This Is Where the World Ends Book Poster Image
age 14+
Dark, compelling tale of obsessive friendship, rape, death.
By Amy Zhang
(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)
Hour of the Bees Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Tween finds herself and her roots in gripping magical tale.
By Lindsay Eagar
(2016)
The Serpent King Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Poignant story of friends, faith, first love in rural South.
By Jeff Zentner
(2016)
The Land of Forgotten Girls Book Poster Image
age 10+
Sisters search for hope in heartbreaking coming-of-age tale.
By Erin Entrada Kelly
(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)
This Raging Light Book Poster Image
age 14+
Intense, uplifting tale of teen holding her family together.
By Estelle Laure
(2015)
Dare to Disappoint: Growing Up in Turkey Book Poster Image
age 14+
Clever, heartfelt graphic memoir great for girls and boys.
By Ozge Samanci
(2015)
Rules for 50/50 Chances Book Poster Image
age 13+
Romance, illness, uncertainty in standard coming-of-ager.
By Kate McGovern
(2015)
A Step Toward Falling Book Poster Image
age 13+
Thoughtful coming-of-ager about looking beneath the surface.
By Cammie McGovern
(2015)
Everything, Everything Book Poster Image
age 13+
Engaging journey of sick teen risking it all to truly live.
By Nicola Yoon
(2015)
Dumplin' Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Smart, funny, plus-size coming-of-age story.
By Julie Murphy
(2015)

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