Book Reviews

age 12+
Soul-gripping story of teen's grief and hope.
By Jason Reynolds
(2015)
age 10+
Beautiful, grief-tinged, coming-of-age story has it all.
By Ali Benjamin
(2015)
age 13+
Captivating tale of five teens who meet by chance.
By Carolyn Mackler
(2015)
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)
age 14+
Gay teen's coming out becomes a musical in fun, campy novel.
By David Levithan
(2015)
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age 8+
Strong messages, role models in absorbing coming-of-ager.
By Tricia Springstubb
(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 8+
Gentle story of girl photographer raises ethical issues.
By Cynthia Lord
(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+
Suspenseful medical drama about girl yearning to fit in.
By CJ Lyons
(2013)
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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)
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age 10+
Striking tale of quirky girl connecting after parental loss.
By Holly Goldberg Sloan
(2013)
age 11+
Moose tries to protect his dad in exciting third in series.
By Gennifer Choldenko
(2013)

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