Book Reviews

Fangirl Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Beautiful coming-of-age story about fandom and first love.
By Rainbow Rowell
(2013)
The Fingertips of Duncan Dorfman Book Poster Image
age 9+
Misfit finds a place to belong through Scrabble superpower.
By Meg Wolitzer
(2011)
One Crazy Summer Book Poster Image
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age 11+
A gem, with strong girl characters, '60s black history.
By Rita Williams-Garcia
(2010)
Before I Fall Book Poster Image
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age 16+
From suicide to bullying, every tough teen topic is present.
By Lauren Oliver
(2010)
Beautiful Book Poster Image
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age 17+
Good-girl-goes-bad tale packed with adult content.
By Amy Reed
(2009)
The Lovely Bones Book Poster Image
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age 17+
Violent, disturbing read meant for discussion with teens.
By Alice Sebold
(2002)
Little Women Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Classic still charms despite outdated gender roles.
By Louisa May Alcott
(1868)
If I Stay Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Gripping, unsentimental look at teen in coma.
By Gayle Forman
(2009)
Ways to Live Forever Book Poster Image
age 11+
Touching but not maudlin story about a dying child.
By Sally Nicholls
(2008)
Waiting for Normal Book Poster Image
age 9+
Moving portrait of a neglected child.
By Leslie Connor
(2008)
Confessions of a Shopaholic Book Poster Image
age 15+
Chick-lit fave gets a movie tie-in.
By Sophie Kinsella
(2001)
Airhead Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Freaky life-swap tale with fashion and flair.
By Meg Cabot
(2008)
Eighth Grade Bites: The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod Book Poster Image
age 10+
Exciting vampire tale sucks in reluctant readers.
By Heather Brewer
(2007)
Thirteen Reasons Why Book Poster Image
age 14+
Disturbing suicide novel examines bullying, indifference.
By Jay Asher
(2007)
November Blues Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Gritty, honest look at teen pregnancy. Teens and up.
By Sharon M. Draper
(2007)
The Ashleys #1: There's a New Name in School Book Poster Image
age 11+
Standard clique book with same mean-girl behavior.
By Melissa de la Cruz
(2008)
Perfect: Pretty Little Liars #3 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Mystery overshadowed by mean-girl vibe, shopping.
By Sara Shepard
(2007)
Story of a Girl Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Coming-of-age story about girl who had sex at 13.
By Sara Zarr
(2007)
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Book Poster Image
age 14+
Funny, gritty, and powerful novel of growing up on the rez.
By Sherman Alexie
(2007)
Flush Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Teens fight polluting casino boat owner.
By Carl Hiaasen
(2005)

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