Book Reviews

AGE
10
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Fun illustrated "journal" explores early teen anxieties.
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By Marissa Moss
(2015)
AGE
14
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Strong writing lifts angsty apocalypse scenario.
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By Tommy Wallach
(2015)
AGE
8
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Chinese girl visits U.S. in powerful friendship tale.
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By Andrea Cheng
(2015)
AGE
8
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Fun and insightful look at elementary school friend drama.
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By Julie Sternberg
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Magical, heartrending story of loss, change, and hope.
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By Nikki Loftin
(2015)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Boy strives to make his mark in funny family tale.
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By Molly B. Burnham
(2015)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Fun text-gone-wrong tale promotes offline relationships.
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By Tommy Greenwald
(2015)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Second, stronger installment focuses on characters.
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By Lauren DeStefano
(2015)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Haunting look at killing of unarmed African-American teen.
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By Kekla Magoon
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Heartbreaking, powerful tale amid diamond mines of Zimbabwe.
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By Michael Williams
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Brother-sister twins trace their rift in riveting novel.
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By Jandy Nelson
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Girl comes to terms with dad's illness in relatable tale.
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By Megan Jean Severn
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Heartbreaking but beautiful novel about a sister's grief.
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By Ava Dellaira
(2014)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Boy finds smart ways to overcome challenges in fun story.
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By Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver
(2014)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Poignant tale of a fictional dictator's teen daughter.
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By J.C. Carleson
(2014)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Likable hero shows he's responsible enough to have a pet.
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By Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Warm story of science-lover learning to be a good friend.
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By Anna Humphrey
(2013)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Realistic teen tragedy blends well with fantasy graphics.
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By Swati Avasthi
(2013)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Beautiful coming-of-age story about fandom and first love.
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By Rainbow Rowell
(2013)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Kids stand up to bullies in warm family story.
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By Sally Warner
(2013)

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