Book Reviews

age 10+
 
Funny, emotional novel explores generations of family ties.
By Roddy Doyle
(2012)
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age 14+
 
Well-written romance about teen accepting change.
By Deb Caletti
(2012)
age 10+
 
Captivating story of resilient girls has some dark moments.
By Sara Pennypacker
(2012)
age 13+
 
Challenging ideas, big issues buoy story of Harlem teen.
By Walter Dean Myers
(2012)
age 14+
 
Compelling friendship carries tale of author and teen boy.
By Aidan Chambers
(2012)
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age 11+
 
Moving, uplifting tale of disfigured boy with inner beauty.
By R.J. Palacio
(2012)
age 14+
 
Literary story of two boys' life-changing friendship.
By Benjamin Alire Sáenz
(2012)
age 14+
 
Tale of dying teen is full of embarrassing comic moments.
By Jesse Andrews
(2012)
age 17+
 
Story of young Montana lesbian is best for mature teens.
By Emily M. Danforth
(2012)
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age 12+
 
Teens grasp impact of their hurtfulness in emotional novel.
By Paul Zindel
(1968)
age 10+
 
Relatable, realistic story of a teen boy in a rough 'hood.
By Peter Johnson
(2012)
age 13+
 
Dead teen loads up on pizza and angst in the afterlife.
By Jess Rothenberg
(2012)
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age 8+
 
Spirited tap-dancing girl loses her shoe but not her spunk.
By Stephanie Barden
(2011)
age 16+
 
Unsettling tale of teen's small-town life is good but dark.
By John Corey Whaley
(2011)
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age 16+
 
Classic about complex Indian cultures best for older teens.
By Rudyard Kipling
(1901)
age 14+
 
Heartwrenching love story told by teen dying of cancer.
By John Green
(2012)
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age 9+
 
Tense adventure as dogsled run becomes race for survival.
By Sherry Shahan
(2012)
age 15+
 
Powerful, challenging tale of outsider fighting back.
By A.S. King
(2011)
age 12+
 
Latina teen faces mom's cancer in award-winning verse novel.
By Guadalupe Garcia McCall
(2011)
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age 9+
 
Emotional story of Jewish refugee children continues.
By Annika Thor
(2011)

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