Book Reviews

The Boy in the Black Suit Book Poster Image
age 12+
Soul-gripping story of teen's grief and hope.
By Jason Reynolds
(2015)
This Raging Light Book Poster Image
age 14+
Intense, uplifting tale of teen holding her family together.
By Estelle Laure
(2015)
Dare to Disappoint: Growing Up in Turkey Book Poster Image
age 14+
Clever, heartfelt graphic memoir great for girls and boys.
By Ozge Samanci
(2015)
Rules for 50/50 Chances Book Poster Image
age 13+
Romance, illness, uncertainty in standard coming-of-ager.
By Kate McGovern
(2015)
Calvin Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 12+
Quirky, compelling tale of schizophrenic teen on quest.
By Martine Leavitt
(2015)
A Step Toward Falling Book Poster Image
age 13+
Thoughtful coming-of-ager about looking beneath the surface.
By Cammie McGovern
(2015)
The Thing About Jellyfish Book Poster Image
age 10+
Beautiful, grief-tinged, coming-of-age story has it all.
By Ali Benjamin
(2015)
The Green Bicycle Book Poster Image
age 11+
Funny, poignant, cheer-worthy tale of spirited Saudi girl.
By Haifaa al Mansour
(2015)
The Hired Girl Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 12+
Absorbing tale of feisty, sweet teen will hook girls.
By Laura Amy Schlitz
(2015)
Everything, Everything Book Poster Image
age 13+
Engaging journey of sick teen risking it all to truly live.
By Nicola Yoon
(2015)
Dumplin' Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 14+
Smart, funny, plus-size coming-of-age story.
By Julie Murphy
(2015)
Never Always Sometimes Book Poster Image
age 14+
Best friends veer toward love in sweet, offbeat romance.
By Adi Alsaid
(2015)
George Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 9+
Fourth-grader George identifies as a girl in tender tale.
By Alex Gino
(2015)
Infinite In Between Book Poster Image
age 13+
Captivating tale of five teens who meet by chance.
By Carolyn Mackler
(2015)
Extraordinary Means Book Poster Image
age 13+
Charming, if not too original, sick-teens love story.
By Robyn Schneider
(2015)
Forever for a Year Book Poster Image
age 14+
Freshman first-love tale has some insight, lots of sex.
By B.T. Gottfred
(2015)
Because You'll Never Meet Me Book Poster Image
age 14+
Sweet friendship tale of isolated teen boy pen pals.
By Leah Thomas
(2015)
Between Us and the Moon Book Poster Image
age 14+
Honest, complex story of girl's first sexual relationship.
By Rebecca Maizel
(2015)
Middle School: Just My Rotten Luck Book Poster Image
age 9+
Rafe goes back to Hills Middle School in fun seventh book.
By James Patterson, Chris Tebbetts
(2015)
Kissing in America Book Poster Image
age 13+
Sweet, funny coming-of-age story about all kinds of love.
By Margo Rabb
(2015)

Pages