Book Reviews

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age 8+
True bravery, friendship in suspenseful tale for dog lovers.
By Sarah Lean
(2015)
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I'm Glad I Did Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Upbeat tale of teen songwriter has vivid '60s backdrop.
By Cynthia Weil
(2015)
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age 10+
Tough tween girl fights to save family in bleak future.
By Michael Perry
(2014)
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age 11+
Switching spell lets girl and boy see other's point of view.
By Megan Shull
(2014)
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age 14+
Teen boy recovers after brother's suicide in gritty read.
By Ellen Hopkins
(2014)
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Just Call My Name Book Poster Image
age 13+
True love, family vs. psycho killer in fast-paced thriller.
By Holly Goldberg Sloan
(2014)
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age 14+
Riveting tale of teen bullying tragedy, told by the bully.
By Amanda Maciel
(2014)
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The Life and Times of Benny Alvarez Book Poster Image
age 8+
Rich, authentic characters are heart of thoughtful novel.
By Peter Johnson
(2014)
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Love and Other Foreign Words Book Poster Image
age 12+
Gifted teen girl discovers meaning of love in cute novel.
By Erin McCahan
(2014)
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To All The Boys I've Loved Before Book Poster Image
age 13+
Sassy sisters steal the show in well-told romantic read.
By Jenny Han
(2014)
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age 9+
Soaring, poignant, poetic story hits all the right spots.
By Kwame Alexander
(2014)
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The Sound of Letting Go Book Poster Image
age 13+
Relatable novel in verse shows life with autistic brother.
By Stasia Ward Kehoe
(2014)
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When I Was the Greatest Book Poster Image
age 12+
Swaggering but sentimental story about loyalty.
By Jason Reynolds
(2014)
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Hush Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Poignant story of race, identity, and doing the right thing.
By Jacqueline Woodson
(2002)
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The F- It List Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Girl takes on friend's bucket list; best for older teens.
By Julie Halpern
(2013)
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Reality Boy Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Boy fights to move beyond abusive family in compelling tale.
By A.S. King
(2013)
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Permanent Record Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Complex story about a Muslim teen confronting bullies.
By Leslie Stella
(2013)
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Confessions of a So-Called Middle Child Book Poster Image
age 8+
Charming, realistic take on middle school popularity race.
By Maria T. Lennon
(2013)
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age 10+
Striking tale of quirky girl connecting after parental loss.
By Holly Goldberg Sloan
(2013)
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Al Capone Does My Homework: A Tale from Alcatraz, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Moose tries to protect his dad in exciting third in series.
By Gennifer Choldenko
(2013)
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