Book Reviews

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Sweet tale of gay teen who comes out, takes chance on love.
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By Becky Albertalli
(2015)
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Inner-city middle school tale is funny and compassionate.
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By James Patterson, Chris Tebbetts
(2015)
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Gay teen's coming out becomes a musical in fun, campy novel.
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By David Levithan
(2015)
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True bravery, friendship in suspenseful tale for dog lovers.
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By Sarah Lean
(2015)
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Poetic story about boy who doesn't want to move to America.
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By Naomi Shihab Nye
(2014)
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Poignant tale of autistic girl and her dog.
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By Ann M. Martin
(2014)
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Joey tries to heal his family in emotional series finale.
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By Jack Gantos
(2014)
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Rich, authentic characters are heart of thoughtful novel.
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By Peter Johnson
(2014)
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Soaring, poignant, poetic story hits all the right spots.
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By Kwame Alexander
(2014)
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Award-winning coming-of-age book teaches empathy, bravery.
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By Vince Vawter
(2013)
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Timely tale about homeless teen offers no simple solutions.
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By Todd Strasser
(2014)
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Strong sequel sparkles with charm, humor, and heart.
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By Tim Federle
(2014)
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Quiet, sometimes poetic story of teens' scholarship quest.
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By Walter Dean Myers
(2013)
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College kids steam things up in mature, romantic read.
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By Jean Haus
(2013)
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Striking tale of quirky girl connecting after parental loss.
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By Holly Goldberg Sloan
(2013)
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Moose tries to protect his dad in exciting third in series.
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By Gennifer Choldenko
(2013)
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Terrific tale of misfit taking bold step to remake his life.
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By Tim Federle
(2013)
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Gripping, heartfelt coming-of-age tale sure to hook teens.
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By Matthew Quick
(2012)
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Powerful, poignant story of teen girl in love with a girl.
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By A.S. King
(2012)
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Brilliant, edgy story about suicide best for mature teens.
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By Ned Vizzini
(2006)

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