Book Reviews

age 14+
 
Sweet tale of gay teen who comes out, takes chance on love.
By Becky Albertalli
(2015)
age 10+
 
Inner-city middle school tale is funny and compassionate.
By James Patterson, Chris Tebbetts
(2015)
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age 9+
 
Super relatable heroine, lots of middle school drama.
By Erin Entrada Kelly
(2015)
age 14+
 
Gay teen's coming out becomes a musical in fun, campy novel.
By David Levithan
(2015)
age 14+
 
Teen transplanted to Ireland finds her way in moving tale.
By Jessie Ann Foley
(2014)
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age 14+
 
Upbeat tale of teen songwriter has vivid '60s backdrop.
By Cynthia Weil
(2015)
age 10+
 
Poetic story about boy who doesn't want to move to America.
By Naomi Shihab Nye
(2014)
age 11+
 
Joey tries to heal his family in emotional series finale.
By Jack Gantos
(2014)
age 8+
 
Rich, authentic characters are heart of thoughtful novel.
By Peter Johnson
(2014)
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age 9+
 
Soaring, poignant, poetic story hits all the right spots.
By Kwame Alexander
(2014)
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age 12+
 
Award-winning coming-of-age book teaches empathy, bravery.
By Vince Vawter
(2013)
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age 13+
 
Timely tale about homeless teen offers no simple solutions.
By Todd Strasser
(2014)
age 10+
 
Strong sequel sparkles with charm, humor, and heart.
By Tim Federle
(2014)
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age 13+
 
Quiet, sometimes poetic story of teens' scholarship quest.
By Walter Dean Myers
(2013)
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age 16+
 
College kids steam things up in mature, romantic read.
By Jean Haus
(2013)
age 15+
 
Edgy story of bullied teen girl driven by music.
By Leila Sales
(2013)
age 11+
 
Moose tries to protect his dad in exciting third in series.
By Gennifer Choldenko
(2013)
age 12+
 
Rich teen piano prodigy manages pressure, older crushes.
By Sara Zarr
(2013)
age 10+
 
Terrific tale of misfit taking bold step to remake his life.
By Tim Federle
(2013)
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age 12+
 
Gripping, heartfelt coming-of-age tale sure to hook teens.
By Matthew Quick
(2012)

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