Book Reviews

AGE
9
QUALITY
 
A timeless and thought-provoking novel.
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By Natalie Babbitt
(1975)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Provocative book about teen on trial for murder.
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By Walter Dean Myers
(1999)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Story of ostracized kid a timeless fave of teens, preteens.
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By S. E. Hinton
(1967)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Acclaimed book with mature themes is best for older kids.
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By Gennifer Choldenko
(2005)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Girl faces racism, sister's cancer in touching tale.
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By Cynthia Kadohata
(2005)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
Award-winning novel of life and death, for older teens.
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By John Green
(2006)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Dark, funny coming-of-age with lots of mature content.
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By Frank Portman
(2006)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Teen grows beyond dysfunctional family in romantic outing.
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By Sarah Dessen
(2009)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Dramatic, complex tale has rich characters, emotional depth.
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By Sharon Creech
(1994)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Sex and the City prequel is OK for mature teens.
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By Candace Bushnell
(2010)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Sharecropper boy finds hope, dignity amid racism, hardship.
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By William H. Armstrong
(1969)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
Teen faces addiction and abuse in powerful, poetic novel.
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By Benjamin Alire Sáenz
(2009)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Edgy tale of poor, abused woman's journey to independence.
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By Alice Walker
(1982)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Breakthrough book about coming out -- and falling in love.
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By Alex Sanchez
(2001)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Moving mystery about gay boy's beating in impoverished town.
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By Lauren Myracle
(2011)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Moose's ties to Al Capone deepen in engaging sequel.
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By Gennifer Choldenko
(2009)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Touching coming-of-age story with some mature themes.
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By Dana Reinhardt
(2011)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Delightful graphic novel follows teen girl's teeth troubles.
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By Raina Telgemeier
(2010)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Orange tree draws a neighborhood together in unique story.
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By Joanne Rocklin
(2011)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Emotional story of Jewish refugee children continues.
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By Annika Thor
(2011)

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