Book Reviews

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age 12+
 
Clever, creepy modern fairy tale with irresistible heroes.
By Tom McNeal
(2013)
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age 10+
 
Moving, entertaining tale of dysfunctional family's turmoil.
By Natasha Farrant
(2013)
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age 14+
 
Unique novel about OCD teens in love is disturbing but good.
By Corey Ann Haydu
(2013)
age 9+
 
Warm family story of children's wish for a mother.
By Patricia MacLachlan
(1985)
age 4+
 
Much to treasure in girl's discoveries on family walks.
By Cari Best
(2013)
age 13+
 
Gripping novel of kids filmed every five years for docu.
By Jennifer Castle
(2013)
age 6+
 
Sweet tale of adopted sibling and her loving older sister.
By Andrea Cheng
(2013)
age 14+
 
Mesmerizing, gritty story of bullied Latina teen in NYC.
By Meg Medina
(2013)
age 10+
 
Migrant worker girl faces big responsibility in sweet story.
By Cynthia Kadohata
(2013)
age 14+
 
Gritty, moving tale of boy trying to escape his barrio past.
By Greg Takoudes
(2013)
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age 4+
 
Princesses shine more than their tiaras in refreshing tale.
By Mary Hoffman
(2008)
age 9+
 
Utterly charming tale of Berkeley girl in search of father.
By Kathryn Fitzmaurice
(2013)
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age 15+
 
Mature romance explores love, travel, and self-discovery.
By Gayle Forman
(2013)
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age 16+
 
Brilliant, violent Afghanistan novel will enlighten teens.
By Khaled Hosseini
(2003)
age 10+
 
Scrapbook-style sequel tells girl's heartfelt story.
By Jennifer L. Holm
(2012)
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age 15+
 
Powerful novel examines teen's world of grief.
By Judy Blume
(1981)
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age 8+
 
Clever novel connects family history with self-acceptance.
By Shawn K. Stout
(2012)
age 8+
 
Realistic story of girl coping with sick cat, dad's death.
By Joanne Rocklin
(2012)
age 10+
 
Moving story of grieving American teen in African village.
By Shana Burg
(2012)
age 8+
 
Fun story of tween girl getting her shot on Jeopardy!
By Donna Gephart
(2012)

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