Book Reviews

age 17+
 
Story of young Montana lesbian is best for mature teens.
By Emily M. Danforth
(2012)
age 15+
 
Powerful, challenging tale of outsider fighting back.
By A.S. King
(2011)
age 10+
 
Gripping story of three sibs fending for themselves in 1974.
By Sheila O'Connor
(2012)
age 14+
 
Powerful, poignant story of teen girl in love with a girl.
By A.S. King
(2012)
csm_book
age 10+
 
Sharp, funny graphic novel captures chaos of theater.
By Raina Telgemeier
(2012)
csm_book
Kim
age 16+
 
Classic about complex Indian cultures best for older teens.
By Rudyard Kipling
(1901)
csm_book
age 12+
 
Gripping, heartfelt coming-of-age tale sure to hook teens.
By Matthew Quick
(2012)
age 15+
 
Quirky, affecting coming-of-ager hits life-and-death issues.
By Gavin Extence
(2013)
csm_book
age 10+
 
Tough but warmhearted story of boy who misses dad at war.
By David Fleming
(2013)
age 9+
 
Unforgettable story of girl moving beyond her tragic past.
By Karen Harrington
(2013)
age 15+
 
Misfit plans murder and suicide in painful, powerful book.
By Matthew Quick
(2013)
age 12+
 
Classic, moving story of girl growing up poor in New York.
By Betty Smith
(1943)
age 10+
 
Strong sequel sparkles with charm, humor, and heart.
By Tim Federle
(2014)
age 15+
 
Powerful book about victims of priest sexual abuse.
By Brendan Kiely
(2014)
age 12+
 
Smart mystery about blind girl searching for missing dad.
By Marcus Sedgwick
(2014)
csm_book
age 16+
 
Complex adult book explores rape survival, reservation life.
By Louise Erdrich
(2012)
age 14+
 
Surprisingly hilarious book about teen with Tourette's.
By Brian Conaghan
(2014)
csm_book
age 14+
 
Unforgettable story of a girl's 1,000-mile journey home.
By David Arnold
(2015)
csm_book
age 14+
 
Sensitive tale of teen's descent into mental illness.
By Neal Shusterman
(2015)
age 14+
 
Gay teen's coming out becomes a musical in fun, campy novel.
By David Levithan
(2015)

Pages