Book Reviews

age 14+
 
Rich-girl series is so materialistic it hurts.
By Lisi Harrison
(2008)
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age 15+
 
Teen copes after sisters die at mom's hand.
By R. A. Nelson
(2007)
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age 13+
 
Good lesson on fame's price, but iffy content, too.
By Robin Benway
(2008)
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age 5+
 
Fairytale too raucous and silly for sleepy time.
By Bruce Hale
(2008)
age 10+
 
Exciting vampire tale sucks in reluctant readers.
By Heather Brewer
(2007)
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age 12+
 
A hip-hop, Romeo & Juliet-inspired love story.
By Walter Dean Myers
(2006)
age 14+
 
Disturbing suicide novel examines bullying, indifference.
By Jay Asher
(2007)
age 9+
 
Delightfully offbeat fairytale full of surprises.
By Jean Ferris
(2004)
age 15+
 
Raw look at loss & addiction best for older teens.
By Joyce Carol Oates
(2006)
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age 13+
 
Gritty, honest look at teen pregnancy. Teens and up.
By Sharon M. Draper
(2007)
age 11+
 
Standard clique book with same mean-girl behavior.
By Melissa de la Cruz
(2008)
age 4+
 
Captivating artwork makes classic wolf tale howl.
By Jerry Pinkney
(2007)
age 14+
 
Mystery overshadowed by mean-girl vibe, shopping.
By Sara Shepard
(2007)
age 8+
 
Clever, fun fairy tale with positive messages.
By Sharon Creech
(2007)
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age 14+
 
Coming-of-age story about girl who had sex at 13.
By Sara Zarr
(2007)
age 14+
 
Funny, gritty, and powerful novel of growing up on the rez.
By Sherman Alexie
(2007)
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age 14+
 
An honest look at teen pregnancy from boy's point of view.
By Nick Hornby
(2007)
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age 10+
 
Teens fight polluting casino boat owner.
By Carl Hiaasen
(2005)
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age 9+
 
Overlong, partly successful fairy-tale mash-up.
By Lyn Gardner
(2007)
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age 12+
 
Peek into Stargirl's diary in this moody sequel.
By Jerry Spinelli
(2007)

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