Book Reviews

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age 14+
 
Beautiful coming-of-age story about fandom and first love.
By Rainbow Rowell
(2013)
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age 16+
 
From suicide to bullying, every tough teen topic is present.
By Lauren Oliver
(2010)
age 10+
 
Going unnoticed isn't always fun.
By Neal Shusterman
(2004)
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age 17+
 
Good-girl-goes-bad tale packed with adult content.
By Amy Reed
(2009)
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age 17+
 
Violent, disturbing read meant for discussion with teens.
By Alice Sebold
(2002)
age 9+
 
Similarities trump differences in true friendship.
By Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
(2009)
age 15+
 
Chick-lit fave gets a movie tie-in.
By Sophie Kinsella
(2001)
age 8+
 
More spunk and "rules" from Cabot's popular series.
By Meg Cabot
(2008)
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age 14+
 
Edgy but compelling teen angst mystery.
By John Green
(2008)
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age 9+
 
Offbeat, moving tale of coping with grief.
By Jerry Spinelli
(2007)
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age 12+
 
Freaky life-swap tale with fashion and flair.
By Meg Cabot
(2008)
age 10+
 
Exciting vampire tale sucks in reluctant readers.
By Heather Brewer
(2007)
age 14+
 
Disturbing suicide novel examines bullying, indifference.
By Jay Asher
(2007)
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age 13+
 
Gritty, honest look at teen pregnancy. Teens and up.
By Sharon M. Draper
(2007)
age 11+
 
Standard clique book with same mean-girl behavior.
By Melissa de la Cruz
(2008)
age 14+
 
Mystery overshadowed by mean-girl vibe, shopping.
By Sara Shepard
(2007)
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age 14+
 
Coming-of-age story about girl who had sex at 13.
By Sara Zarr
(2007)
age 14+
 
Funny, gritty, and powerful novel of growing up on the rez.
By Sherman Alexie
(2007)
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age 10+
 
Teens fight polluting casino boat owner.
By Carl Hiaasen
(2005)
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age 12+
 
Peek into Stargirl's diary in this moody sequel.
By Jerry Spinelli
(2007)

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