Book Reviews

age 9+
 
Unforgettable story of girl moving beyond her tragic past.
By Karen Harrington
(2013)
age 15+
 
Edgy story of bullied teen girl driven by music.
By Leila Sales
(2013)
age 14+
 
Girl finds voice in book filled with brutality and romance.
By Julie Berry
(2013)
age 15+
 
Misfit plans murder and suicide in painful, powerful book.
By Matthew Quick
(2013)
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age 15+
 
Boy fights to move beyond abusive family in compelling tale.
By A.S. King
(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 13+
 
Quiet, sometimes poetic story of teens' scholarship quest.
By Walter Dean Myers
(2013)
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age 13+
 
Suspenseful medical drama about girl yearning to fit in.
By CJ Lyons
(2013)
age 14+
 
Stunning story about girl living with wounded vet father.
By Laurie Halse Anderson
(2014)
age 10+
 
Strong sequel sparkles with charm, humor, and heart.
By Tim Federle
(2014)
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age 13+
 
Timely tale about homeless teen offers no simple solutions.
By Todd Strasser
(2014)
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age 14+
 
Witty tale of a bullied teen boy saved by rock 'n' roll.
By Len Vlahos
(2014)
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age 12+
 
Award-winning coming-of-age book teaches empathy, bravery.
By Vince Vawter
(2013)
age 11+
 
Sweet, funny When Harry Met Sally romance for teens.
By Elizabeth Eulberg
(2014)
age 15+
 
Powerful book about victims of priest sexual abuse.
By Brendan Kiely
(2014)
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age 14+
 
Unsettling look at mental illness and a political shooting.
By Caroline Bock
(2014)
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age 14+
 
Tense tale of teens facing fears to win risky competition.
By Lauren Oliver
(2014)
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age 10+
 
Thoughtful coming-of-age fantasy great for reading together.
By Aaron Starmer
(2014)
age 12+
 
Middle schooler tries '50s popularity guide in fun memoir.
By Maya Van Wagenen
(2014)
age 12+
 
Smart mystery about blind girl searching for missing dad.
By Marcus Sedgwick
(2014)

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