Book Reviews

AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Too arcane for younger kids, better for adults.
csm_book
By Dan Brown
(2006)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Don't look for much Ember here. But OK for tweens.
csm_book
By Jeanne DuPrau
(2006)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Teen angst and serious issues; best for mature teens.
csm_book
By Sarah Dessen
(2006)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Award-winning tale has environmental theme.
csm_book
By Carl Hiaasen
(2006)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Lots of mature content in gritty tale; OK for older teens.
csm_book
By Markus Zusak
(2006)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Powerful but mature novel about child assassins.
csm_book
By Matt Whyman
(2006)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Lyrical tale of small-town teens in a '60s summer.
csm_book
By Lynne Rae Perkins
(2006)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Holes sequel delves into edgier territory.
csm_book
By Louis Sachar
(2006)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Teen survives abuse by mentally ill older sister.
csm_book
By Norma Fox Mazer
(2000)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Duff finds trouble while driving cross country.
csm_book
By Jeanne DuPrau
(2005)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Offbeat, gritty story with heart. OK for older tweens.
csm_book
By Sue Stauffacher
(2005)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Teen uses humor and fantasy to cope with abuse.
csm_book
By David Klass
(2005)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Gripping tale handles abuse with a delicate hand.
csm_book
By Susan Shaw
(2005)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Award-winning tale takes risks with storytelling.
csm_book
By Sharon Creech
(2005)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Powerful, violent tale about kids caught in a modern war.
csm_book
By Meg Rosoff
(2005)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
A car crash ends one life and begins another.
csm_book
By Paul Fleischman
(1998)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Luther fights to survive his criminal mother.
csm_book
By Christopher Paul Curtis
(2004)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Mesmerizing and disturbing moral allegory.
csm_book
By Jerry Spinelli
(1997)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Poetry helps a jock get well -- and get the girl.
csm_book
By Ron Koertge
(2004)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Heartbreaking, intense story of boy freed after kidnapping.
csm_book
By Catherine Atkins
(2004)

Pages