Book Reviews

When I Was the Greatest Book Poster Image
age 12+
Swaggering but sentimental story about loyalty.
By Jason Reynolds
(2014)
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Hush Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Poignant story of race, identity, and doing the right thing.
By Jacqueline Woodson
(2002)
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The Impossible Knife of Memory Book Poster Image
age 14+
Stunning story about girl living with wounded vet father.
By Laurie Halse Anderson
(2014)
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The F- It List Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Girl takes on friend's bucket list; best for older teens.
By Julie Halpern
(2013)
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Meet Me at the River Book Poster Image
age 14+
Moving romantic read deals with grief, suicidal impulses.
By Nina de Gramont
(2013)
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Broken Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Suspenseful medical drama about girl yearning to fit in.
By CJ Lyons
(2013)
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Darius & Twig Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Quiet, sometimes poetic story of teens' scholarship quest.
By Walter Dean Myers
(2013)
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In the Band Book Poster Image
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age 16+
College kids steam things up in mature, romantic read.
By Jean Haus
(2013)
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Reality Boy Book Poster Image
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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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Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock Book Poster Image
age 15+
Misfit plans murder and suicide in painful, powerful book.
By Matthew Quick
(2013)
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All the Truth That's In Me Book Poster Image
age 14+
Girl finds voice in book filled with brutality and romance.
By Julie Berry
(2013)
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Confessions of a Hater Book Poster Image
age 14+
Frank, clever, mean-girl tale has mature content.
By Caprice Crane
(2013)
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The Center of Everything Book Poster Image
age 9+
Sweet, funny story of girl recovering from grandma's death.
By Linda Urban
(2013)
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This Song Will Save Your Life Book Poster Image
age 15+
Edgy story of bullied teen girl driven by music.
By Leila Sales
(2013)
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Cherry, Money, Baby Book Poster Image
age 15+
Spunky narrator breathes life into teen-lured-by-celeb plot.
By John Cusick
(2013)
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Sure Signs of Crazy Book Poster Image
age 10+
Unforgettable story of girl moving beyond her tragic past.
By Karen Harrington
(2013)
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Permanent Record Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Complex story about a Muslim teen confronting bullies.
By Leslie Stella
(2013)
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Confessions of a So-Called Middle Child Book Poster Image
age 8+
Charming, realistic take on middle school popularity race.
By Maria T. Lennon
(2013)
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Counting by 7s Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Striking tale of quirky girl connecting after parental loss.
By Holly Goldberg Sloan
(2013)
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If I Ever Get Out of Here Book Poster Image
age 12+
Relatable story of music-loving Native American boy in '70s.
By Eric Gansworth
(2013)
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