Book Reviews

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age 13+
 
Contemporary Beauty-Beast tale curses shallow rich kid.
By Alex Flinn
(2007)
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age 15+
 
Powerful, heartbreaking tale of young soldiers in Iraq.
By Patricia McCormick
(2009)
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age 17+
 
Good-girl-goes-bad tale packed with adult content.
By Amy Reed
(2009)
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age 17+
 
Violent, disturbing read meant for discussion with teens.
By Alice Sebold
(2002)
age 15+
 
Wildly inventive, wonderful fairy tales for mature teens.
By Laini Taylor
(2009)
age 9+
 
Delightful, exciting adventure for girls who love fantasy.
By Andrea Burden, Jan Bozarth
(2009)
age 4+
 
Warm-hearted, beautifully illustrated flight of fancy.
By Florence Parry Heide, Lane Smith
(2009)
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age 14+
 
Very violent, stereotyped look at life in the 'hood.
By Todd Strasser
(2009)
age 14+
 
Gorgeously moving story about autistic teen.
By Francisco X. Stork
(2009)
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age 14+
 
Chilling book about girl-on-girl violence will leave mark.
By Rita Williams-Garcia
(2009)
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age 14+
 
Gritty, powerful tale of growing up -- teens only.
By K. L. Going
(2006)
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age 12+
 
Fantasy tale of adventure and intrigue in colonial India.
By Antonia Michaelis
(2008)
age 15+
 
Witty, raunchy novel spiked with geeky humor.
By Larry Doyle
(2009)
age 16+
 
Crass, explicit novel tries to be provocative, ends up lame.
By Jake Wizner
(2009)
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age 15+
 
Not as bad as you might expect from a reality TV star.
By Lauren Conrad
(2009)
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age 16+
 
Grim account of a runaway teen is intense and disturbing.
By Adam Rapp
(2009)
age 14+
 
Teen's quest for truth is compelling; some strong profanity.
By Deb Caletti
(2009)
age 14+
 
A teen's big nose leads to a big lesson in self-acceptance.
By Sydney Salter
(2009)
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age 14+
 
Cautionary tale about a teen drug addict.
By Walter Dean Myers
(2009)
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age 14+
 
Gorgeous twins hit success in unlikely Hollywood tale.
By Ed Decter, Laura Burns
(2009)

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