Book Reviews

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age 14+
 
Touching tale of girl with OCD finding love through poetry.
By Tamara Ireland Stone
(2015)
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age 8+
 
Sweet, poignant tale of loss, friendship, following dreams.
By Alison McGhee
(2015)
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age 10+
 
Gripping, taut eco-thriller a thoughtful, satisfying read.
By Louis Sachar
(2015)
age 13+
 
Angsty, suspenseful sequel is less socially conscious.
By Catherine Linka
(2015)
age 6+
 
Six-year-old imaginations run riot in appealing sequel.
By Abby Hanlon
(2015)
age 13+
 
Suspend disbelief for this dishy, exciting revenge tale.
By Carrie Ryan
(2015)
age 9+
 
Strong Prairie Evers sequel focuses on Ivy.
By Ellen Airgood
(2015)
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age 12+
 
Friendship tale, graphics blend well in absorbing mystery.
By Cherie Priest
(2015)
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age 14+
 
Heartfelt romance about childhood BFFs reunited as teens.
By Robin Benway
(2015)
age 8+
 
Honest, affecting story of fifth-grader with mom in prison.
By Nora Raleigh Baskin
(2015)
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age 15+
 
Gritty, realistic tale of teen prostitution and trafficking.
By E.R. Frank
(2015)
age 9+
 
Installment in popular series is long on drama, stereotypes.
By Rachel Renee Russell
(2015)
age 8+
 
Magic happens when twins touch in fun tween romp.
By Tia Mowry, Tamera Mowry
(2015)
age 10+
 
Fun illustrated "journal" explores early teen anxieties.
By Marissa Moss
(2015)
age 9+
 
Second fun adventure is creepier, less gross.
By Tom Angleberger
(2015)
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age 14+
 
Strong writing lifts angsty apocalypse scenario.
By Tommy Wallach
(2015)
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age 14+
 
Beautiful tale of missing girl explores magic, love, loss.
By Laura Ruby
(2015)
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age 8+
 
Quirky adventure about the power of friendship and fantasy.
By A.F. Harrold
(2015)
age 8+
 
Chinese girl visits U.S. in powerful friendship tale.
By Andrea Cheng
(2015)
age 8+
 
Fun and insightful look at elementary school friend drama.
By Julie Sternberg
(2014)

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