Book Reviews

age 13+
Realistic, gripping look at teen suicide and mental illness.
By Francisco X. Stork
(2016)
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age 14+
Mature themes explored in angsty end-of-the-world story.
By Shaun David Hutchinson
(2016)
age 8+
Fun, gentle story about kids gaining confidence and empathy.
By Phil Bildner
(2015)
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age 14+
Disturbing, riveting dystopian novel skewers beauty values.
By Louise O'Neill
(2015)
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age 3+
Comforting story about grief, loss, and finding joy again.
By Todd Parr
(2015)
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age 14+
Thought-provoking story about consent and truth.
By Aaron Hartzler
(2015)
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age 9+
Relatable, heartfelt tale of traumatized, angry 12-year-old.
By Lisa Graff
(2015)
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age 13+
Beautiful, emotional free-verse novel about conjoined twins.
By Sarah Crossan
(2015)
age 12+
Haunting tale of two boys' lives changed by police assault.
By Jason Reynolds, Brendan Kiely
(2015)
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age 10+
Epic saga of theater family, told mostly in pictures.
By Brian Selznick
(2015)
age 8+
Whimsical, breezy faux memoir told by an imaginary friend.
By Michelle Cuevas
(2015)
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age 14+
Touching tale of girl with OCD finding love through poetry.
By Tamara Ireland Stone
(2015)
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age 10+
Gripping, taut eco-thriller a thoughtful, satisfying read.
By Louis Sachar
(2015)
age 13+
Angsty, suspenseful sequel is less socially conscious.
By Catherine Linka
(2015)
age 13+
Suspend disbelief for this dishy, exciting revenge tale.
By Carrie Ryan
(2015)
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age 14+
Heartfelt romance about childhood BFFs reunited as teens.
By Robin Benway
(2015)
age 9+
Heartfelt, hopeful meditation on grief and life.
By Elana K. Arnold
(2015)
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age 15+
Gritty, realistic tale of teen prostitution and trafficking.
By E.R. Frank
(2015)
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age 14+
Strong writing lifts angsty apocalypse scenario.
By Tommy Wallach
(2015)
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age 14+
Beautiful tale of missing girl explores magic, love, loss.
By Laura Ruby
(2015)

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