Book Reviews

Suite Scarlett Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Living in a hotel can be so complicated. Just OK.
By Maureen Johnson
(2008)
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Hotlanta Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Rich twins find family secret. Formulaic but fun.
By Denee Millner, Mitzi Miller
(2008)
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Blue Like Friday Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Quirky friends make this sweet story soar.
By Siobhan Parkinson
(2008)
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Love (and Other Uses for Duct Tape) Book Poster Image
age 14+
So-so sequel with teen pregnancy, mean girl, and a gay ex.
By Carrie Jones
(2008)
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All About Vee Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Tale of plus-sized actress addresses body image concerns.
By C. Leigh Purtill
(2008)
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Pretty Face Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Bellisimo book about body image, Italian style.
By Mary Hogan
(2008)
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Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell Out of a Tree Book Poster Image
age 8+
Outcast finds her niche in smart, funny read.
By Lauren Tarshis
(2007)
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The Sweet, Terrible, Glorious Year I Truly, Completely Lost It Book Poster Image
age 13+
As smart, funny, and teen-centric as its title.
By Lisa Shanahan
(2007)
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Sweethearts Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Mature love story about teens with dark pasts.
By Sara Zarr
(2008)
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Good Enough Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Overachiever learns a new definition of success.
By Paula Yoo
(2008)
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How They Met and Other Stories Book Poster Image
age 14+
Love story collection is sweet but edgy.
By David Levithan
(2008)
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She's So Money Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Teen starts cheating ring; sassy but predictable.
By Cherry Cheva
(2008)
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Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines Book Poster Image
age 16+
Real addict offers honest, mature portrayal.
By Nic Sheff
(2008)
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Lost It Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Comical coming-of-age with teen sex, MIA parents.
By Kristen Tracy
(2007)
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Fake Boyfriend Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Girls create the perfect guy. Cute but contrived.
By Kate Brian
(2007)
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Gender Blender Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Fun switcheroo tale is good for gender-role talk.
By Blake Nelson
(2007)
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The Wednesday Wars Book Poster Image
age 10+
Funny, breathtakingly poignant '60s coming-of-age tale.
By Gary D. Schmidt
(2007)
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Those Girls Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Not much to like about these shallow, mean girls.
By Sara Lawrence
(2007)
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The God Box Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Gay Christian teen struggles with sexuality, religion.
By Alex Sanchez
(2007)
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Off-Color Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Mixed-race teen thoughtfully dissects race issues.
By Janet McDonald
(2007)
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