Book Reviews

AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Haunting tale of a boy coming to terms with mother's cancer.
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By Patrick Ness
(2011)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Gripping story of a girl's bravery during Hurricane Katrina.
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By Jewell Parker Rhodes
(2010)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Compelling tale of teen haunted by troubled sister's death.
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By Marcella Pixley
(2011)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Rap star's moving novel about a bully redeemed.
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By 50 Cent
(2011)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Candid charmer a positive intro to self-esteem and race.
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By Taye Diggs
(2011)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Heartfelt letters to cyberbullied teen inspire compassion.
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By Emily Buder, Olivia Gardner, Sarah Buder
(2008)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Affirming story of a little rat standing up to a bully.
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By Tracey Campbell Pearson
(2004)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Misfit finds a place to belong through Scrabble superpower.
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By Meg Wolitzer
(2011)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Boy risks all to find his dog after Hurricane Katrina.
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By Brenda Woods
(2011)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Inauthentic story explores mental illness, Internet rumors.
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By Janet Ruth Young
(2011)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Protagonist shows more depth here, but still pretty shallow.
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By Rachel Renee Russell
(2010)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
First in diary series thick with materialism, thin on plot.
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By Rachel Renee Russell
(2009)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Tween friends tackle healthy relationships and food choices.
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By Lauren Myracle
(2010)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Gritty retelling of Shakespeare tale for older teens.
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By Mal Peet
(2009)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Wry, warm sports story will hook both boys and girls.
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By Ron Koertge
(2011)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
From suicide to bullying, every tough teen topic is present.
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By Lauren Oliver
(2010)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
A humorous lesson in the power of positive thinking.
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By Kevin Waldron
(2010)
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
Cool cat shows how to go with the flow.
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By Eric Litwin
(2010)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Sweeping story of bicultural mother-daughter friction.
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By Amy Tan
(1989)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Dueling tantrums lead to a truce -- and lessons.
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By Ellen Weiss
(2010)

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