Book Reviews

AGE
11
QUALITY
 
A riveting utopian novel that's expertly crafted.
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By Lois Lowry
(1993)
AGE
10
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Mesmerizing and disturbing moral allegory.
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By Jerry Spinelli
(1997)
AGE
11
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Brilliant but complex novel for older kids.
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By E. L. Konigsburg
(1996)
AGE
9
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Honest, moving story of friendship and loss.
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By Katherine Paterson
(1977)
AGE
14
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Funny, gritty, and powerful novel of growing up on the rez.
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By Sherman Alexie
(2007)
AGE
14
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Beautiful coming-of-age story about fandom and first love.
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By Rainbow Rowell
(2013)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
This poignant novel is one of the best around.
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By Kate DiCamillo
(2000)
AGE
14
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A realistic look at being a teen parent.
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By Angela Johnson
(2003)
AGE
15
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Graphic portrayal of homelessness; best for older teens.
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By Coe Booth
(2006)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Going unnoticed isn't always fun.
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By Neal Shusterman
(2004)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Powerful, violent tale about kids caught in a modern war.
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By Meg Rosoff
(2005)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Teen uses humor and fantasy to cope with abuse.
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By David Klass
(2005)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Classic novel of four brave children looking for a home.
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By Cynthia Voigt
(1981)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Timeless classic about Toad's adventures and his friends.
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By Kenneth Grahame
(1969)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Suspenseful plot has a psychological twist.
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By Robert Cormier
(1979)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Outcasts join forces to conquer readers' hearts.
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By Rodman Philbrick
(1993)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Comic slacker-geek lit is fun for the right teen.
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By John Green
(2006)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Classic, sensitive parable about selflessness.
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By Shel Silverstein
(1964)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Second book in friendship series is a good fit for teens.
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By Ann Brashares
(2003)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Peek into Stargirl's diary in this moody sequel.
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By Jerry Spinelli
(2007)

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