Book Reviews

AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Sweet tale of gay teen who comes out, takes chance on love.
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By Becky Albertalli
(2015)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Inner-city middle school tale is funny and compassionate.
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By James Patterson, Chris Tebbetts
(2015)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Gay teen's coming out becomes a musical in fun, campy novel.
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By David Levithan
(2015)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Poetic story about boy who doesn't want to move to America.
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By Naomi Shihab Nye
(2014)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Joey tries to heal his family in emotional series finale.
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By Jack Gantos
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Rich, authentic characters are heart of thoughtful novel.
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By Peter Johnson
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Soaring, poignant, poetic story hits all the right spots.
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By Kwame Alexander
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Award-winning coming-of-age book teaches empathy, bravery.
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By Vince Vawter
(2013)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Timely tale about homeless teen offers no simple solutions.
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By Todd Strasser
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Strong sequel sparkles with charm, humor, and heart.
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By Tim Federle
(2014)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Quiet, sometimes poetic story of teens' scholarship quest.
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By Walter Dean Myers
(2013)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
College kids steam things up in mature, romantic read.
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By Jean Haus
(2013)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Moose tries to protect his dad in exciting third in series.
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By Gennifer Choldenko
(2013)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Quirky, affecting coming-of-ager hits life-and-death issues.
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By Gavin Extence
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Terrific tale of misfit taking bold step to remake his life.
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By Tim Federle
(2013)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Gripping, heartfelt coming-of-age tale sure to hook teens.
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By Matthew Quick
(2012)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Powerful, poignant story of teen girl in love with a girl.
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By A.S. King
(2012)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Brilliant, edgy story about suicide best for mature teens.
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By Ned Vizzini
(2006)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Moving, uplifting tale of disfigured boy with inner beauty.
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By R.J. Palacio
(2012)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Lyrical story of young boy questioning religion, morality.
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By Rudolfo Anaya
(1972)

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