Book Reviews

AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Teens love this mature, Newbery-winning fantasy.
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By Robin McKinley
(1984)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Dark tale of a good boy misled by temptation.
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By Robert Cormier
(1988)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Too arcane for younger kids, better for adults.
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By Dan Brown
(2006)
AGE
11
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Standard clique book with same mean-girl behavior.
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By Melissa de la Cruz
(2008)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Raw look at loss & addiction best for older teens.
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By Joyce Carol Oates
(2006)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Good lesson on fame's price, but iffy content too.
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By Robin Benway
(2008)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Teen copes after sisters die at mom's hand.
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By R. A. Nelson
(2007)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Teen survives abuse by mentally ill older sister.
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By Norma Fox Mazer
(2000)
Editors' pick
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
If your teen likes realism, this ripped-from-the-headlines case of mistaken identity will be impossible to put down.
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By Jacquelyn Mitchard
(2008)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Great discussion book on sex and repercussions.
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By Laura Ruby
(2006)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Well-written, twisted fairytale has mature themes.
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By Nancy Werlin
(2008)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Spiderwick author's graphic novel for teen fans only.
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By Holly Black
(2008)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Disturbing novel explores the aftermath of bullying.
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By Suzanne Phillips
(2008)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
Intense, award-winning fairy tale for mature readers only.
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By Margo Lanagan
(2008)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Teen star's struggle gives families lots to talk about.
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By Randi Reisfeld
(2008)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Southern Gossip Girl has slightly more depth.
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By Susan McBride
(2008)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Chick lit with a dose of feminism.
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By Abby McDonald
(2009)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
A teen's big nose leads to a big lesson in self-acceptance.
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By Sydney Salter
(2009)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Grim account of a runaway teen is intense and disturbing.
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By Adam Rapp
(2009)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Not as bad as you might expect from a reality TV star.
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By Lauren Conrad
(2009)

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