Book Reviews

AGE
11
QUALITY
 
This gorgeously weird novel captivates readers.
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By David Almond
(1998)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
A period slice-of-life book.
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By Lois Lowry
(2003)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Lyrical tale of girl who must avoid sunlight.
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By Angela Johnson
(2003)
AGE
14
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A realistic look at being a teen parent.
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By Angela Johnson
(2003)
AGE
12
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Slow-paced book about tough issues has supernatural spark.
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By Janet Taylor Lisle
(2003)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Eccentric and enchanting kid art caper.
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By Frank Cottrell Boyce
(2006)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Spunky tween learns to accept her new, complicated family.
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By Rachel Cohn
(2003)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Compelling novel of boy's 12th summer in Harlem.
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By Walter Dean Myers
(2003)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Gently opens children's eyes to class differences.
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By Carolyn Marsden
(2003)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Graphic portrayal of homelessness; best for older teens.
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By Coe Booth
(2006)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Meaty book offers plenty to talk about.
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By K. L. Going
(2004)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Boy's writings are lyrical, yet seamless and real.
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By Jacqueline Woodson
(2004)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Funny overweight girl goes through some heavy stuff.
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By Carolyn Mackler
(2004)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Magical story about a boy and his grandfather.
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By Peter Dickinson
(2004)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
A realistic look at the life of a burn victim.
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By Priscilla Cummings
(2004)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Free verse poems about troubled teens -- and school attack.
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By Ron Koertge
(2004)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Edgy, sardonic book is OK for mature readers.
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By Ron Koertge
(2004)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Poems about God experiencing life as a human.
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By Cynthia Rylant
(2004)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
The beautiful and the bizarre coexist here.
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By David Almond
(2004)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Poignant search for the truth about a boy's death.
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By Nicky Singer
(2004)

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