Book Reviews

AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Gripping story of a girl's bravery during Hurricane Katrina.
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By Jewell Parker Rhodes
(2010)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Rap star's moving novel about a bully redeemed.
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By 50 Cent
(2011)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Old-fashioned charmer will appeal to the whole family.
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By Jeanne Birdsall
(2011)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Misfit finds a place to belong through Scrabble superpower.
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By Meg Wolitzer
(2011)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Boy risks all to find his dog after Hurricane Katrina.
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By Brenda Woods
(2011)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Inauthentic story explores mental illness, Internet rumors.
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By Janet Ruth Young
(2011)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Hilarious, willful Fudge meets his match.
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By Judy Blume
(2002)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Funny, realistic family takes Fudge on vacation.
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By Judy Blume
(1990)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Funny, honest novel pokes fun at sibling rivalry.
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By Judy Blume
(1980)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Toddler antics bug brother, amuse readers in 1st Fudge book.
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By Judy Blume
(1972)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Lighthearted tale of eccentric family's creative homeschool.
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By Stephanie S. Tolan
(2002)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Protagonist shows more depth here, but still pretty shallow.
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By Rachel Renee Russell
(2010)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
First in diary series thick with materialism, thin on plot.
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By Rachel Renee Russell
(2009)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Explosive play shows hopes, struggles of urban black family.
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By Lorraine Hansberry
(2004)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Tween friends tackle healthy relationships and food choices.
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By Lauren Myracle
(2010)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Funny way to talk about how much TV is too much.
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By James Proimos
(2010)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Celebrates a girl's relationship with her dad and stepdad.
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By Kelly Bennett
(2010)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
A gentle, honest look at healing after a parent's death.
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By Amy Hest
(2007)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
A gem, with strong girl characters, '60s black history.
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By Rita Williams-Garcia
(2010)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Gritty retelling of Shakespeare tale for older teens.
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By Mal Peet
(2009)

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