Book Reviews

Thieving Weasels Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Dark, funny tale of teen trying to flee his criminal family.
By Billy Taylor
(2016)
The Unexpected Everything Book Poster Image
age 13+
Sweet summer romance explores open and honest relationships.
By Morgan Matson
(2016)
Towers Falling Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Moving, sometimes harrowing story of learning about 9/11.
By Jewell Parker Rhodes
(2016)
When Friendship Followed Me Home Book Poster Image
age 10+
Gripping, heartwarming story of foster boy's serious loss.
By Paul Griffin
(2016)
The Nocturnals: The Mysterious Abductions Book Poster Image
age 7+
Sweet, wacky series start has strong values, scary moments.
By Tracey Hecht
(2016)
You Know Me Well Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Sweet story of gay teens who become fast friends.
By Nina LaCour, David Levithan
(2016)
This Is Where It Ends Book Poster Image
age 14+
Harrowing and heartbreaking story of a school shooting.
By Marieke Nijkamp
(2016)
Queen of Likes Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Lighthearted but memorable look at social media addiction.
By Hillary Homzie
(2016)
Some Kind of Happiness Book Poster Image
age 8+
Adventurous girl uncovers family secrets in engrossing read.
By Claire Legrand
(2016)
When We Collided Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Heartfelt summer romance explores mental illness and grief.
By Emery Lord
(2016)
Asking for It Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Haunting, harrowing story of rape, consent, blame, shame.
By Louise O'Neill
(2016)
Counting Thyme Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Sensitive, engaging tale of girl with seriously ill brother.
By Melanie Conklin
(2016)
Sold Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Unforgettable story of Nepali girl sold into prostitution.
By Patricia McCormick
(2006)
The First Time She Drowned Book Poster Image
age 14+
Beautiful, gripping story of healing after abuse.
By Kerry Kletter
(2016)
The Way I Used to Be Book Poster Image
age 14+
Teen's life unravels after rape in insightful, sad tale.
By Amber Smith
(2016)
The Memory of Light Book Poster Image
age 13+
Realistic, gripping look at teen suicide and mental illness.
By Francisco X. Stork
(2016)
Spirit Week Showdown: Magnificent Mya Tibbs, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Layered, fun romp focuses on friendship and trust.
By Crystal Allen
(2015)
We Are the Ants Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Mature themes explored in angsty end-of-the-world story.
By Shaun David Hutchinson
(2016)
Little Shaq Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Engaging early reader shows teamwork via community garden.
By Shaquille O'Neal
(2015)
Untwine Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Poignant, thoughtful tale of teen's loss, grief, recovery.
By Edwidge Danticat
(2015)

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