Book Reviews

AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Beautiful coming-of-age story about fandom and first love.
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By Rainbow Rowell
(2013)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
Brilliant, violent Afghanistan novel will enlighten teens.
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By Khaled Hosseini
(2003)
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
14
QUALITY
 
Brother-sister twins trace their rift in riveting novel.
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By Jandy Nelson
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Heartbreaking, powerful tale amid diamond mines of Zimbabwe.
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By Michael Williams
(2014)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Second, stronger installment focuses on characters.
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By Lauren DeStefano
(2015)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Boy strives to make his mark in funny family tale.
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By Molly B. Burnham
(2015)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Magical, heartrending story of loss, change, and hope.
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By Nikki Loftin
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Chinese girl visits U.S. in powerful friendship tale.
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By Andrea Cheng
(2015)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Wacky mayhem fills tale of troublemaker in genius academy.
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By Gordon Korman
(2012)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Fun illustrated "journal" explores early teen anxieties.
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By Marissa Moss
(2015)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Haunting, timely look at kiling of an unarmend black teen.
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By Kekla Magoon
(2014)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Intimate, intense tale of soldier healing from brain injury.
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By Harry Mazer, Peter Lerangis
(2012)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Teen's emotional journey through loss, addiction, recovery.
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By Jacqueline Woodson
(2012)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Charming tale of high school jitters, with a ghostly twist.
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By Faith Erin Hicks
(2012)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Realistic story about friendship and facing fears.
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By Judy Blume
(1972)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Realistic story of girl coping with sick cat, dad's death.
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By Joanne Rocklin
(2012)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Brave misfit tames fears in inspiring, surprising novel.
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By Rebecca Stead
(2012)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Gritty, moving tale of boy trying to escape his barrio past.
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By Greg Takoudes
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Lighthearted story of sickly kid helped by huge talking dog.
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By Jenny Lee
(2013)

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