Book Reviews

AGE
12
QUALITY
 
A hip-hop, Romeo & Juliet-inspired love story.
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By Walter Dean Myers
(2006)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Award-winner faces tough topic of animal testing.
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By Ginny Rorby
(2006)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Disturbing suicide novel examines bullying, indifference.
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By Jay Asher
(2007)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Raw look at loss & addiction best for older teens.
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By Joyce Carol Oates
(2006)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Gritty, honest look at teen pregnancy. Teens and up.
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By Sharon M. Draper
(2007)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Standard clique book with same mean-girl behavior.
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By Melissa de la Cruz
(2008)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Engrossing story of fitting in at private school.
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By Gennifer Choldenko
(2007)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Honest look at teen's grief after her dad's death.
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By Delia Ephron
(2007)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Vivid, violent child abuse story sure to leave mark.
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By M. Sindy Felin
(2007)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Mystery overshadowed by mean-girl vibe, shopping.
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By Sara Shepard
(2007)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Coming-of-age story about girl who had sex at 13.
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By Sara Zarr
(2007)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Funny, gritty, and powerful novel of growing up on the rez.
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By Sherman Alexie
(2007)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
An honest look at teen pregnancy from boy's point of view.
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By Nick Hornby
(2007)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Gentle story of Ramadan and doing what's right.
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By Mary Matthews
(2000)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Teens fight polluting casino boat owner.
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By Carl Hiaasen
(2005)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Peek into Stargirl's diary in this moody sequel.
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By Jerry Spinelli
(2007)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Gripping story of teen entering foster care.
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By Ron Koertge
(2007)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
Spoonfuls of adult content in modern Poppins tale.
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By Emma McLaughlin, Nicola Kraus
(2007)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Sweet, poignant story of overcoming fear.
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By Susanna Pitzer
(2006)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Snapshot of Vietnamese culture past and present.
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By Carolyn Marsden
(2007)

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