Book Reviews

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Book Poster Image
age 14+
Funny, gritty, and powerful novel of growing up on the rez.
By Sherman Alexie
(2007)
Slam Book Poster Image
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age 14+
An honest look at teen pregnancy from boy's point of view.
By Nick Hornby
(2007)
My Friend Rabbit Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Award-winning book with great preschool lessons.
By Eric Rohmann
(2002)
Flush Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Teens fight polluting casino boat owner.
By Carl Hiaasen
(2005)
Love, Stargirl Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Peek into Stargirl's diary in this moody sequel.
By Jerry Spinelli
(2007)
Strays Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Gripping story of teen entering foster care.
By Ron Koertge
(2007)
l8r, g8r: The Internet Girls, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Fun friendship series concludes with more mature content.
By Lauren Myracle
(2007)
American Born Chinese Book Poster Image
age 13+
First graphic novel to win major child lit awards.
By Gene Luen Yang
(2006)
The Higher Power of Lucky Book Poster Image
age 9+
Newbery winner is delicate, humorous, poignant.
By Susan Patron
(2006)
Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood Book Poster Image
age 13+
End of pants-swap series fits older teens best.
By Ann Brashares
(2007)
Surrender Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Lyrical, award-winning thriller is complex; read with teens.
By Sonya Hartnett
(2006)
Toys Go Out Book Poster Image
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age 7+
Playful, inventive stories starring oddball toys.
By Emily Jenkins
(2006)
Clementine Book Poster Image
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age 7+
Move over, Ramona -- here comes Clementine.
By Sara Pennypacker
(2006)
The Accidental Cheerleader Book Poster Image
age 11+
Easy read on fitting in not worth cheering about.
By Mimi McCoy
(2007)
Beacon Street Girls: Worst Enemies/Best Friends Book Poster Image
age 9+
Different is OK -- a great message for tweens.
By Annie Bryant
(2007)
Bridge to Terabithia Book Poster Image
age 9+
Honest, moving story of friendship and loss.
By Katherine Paterson
(1977)
An Abundance of Katherines Book Poster Image
age 14+
Comic slacker-geek lit is fun for the right teen.
By John Green
(2006)
Tyrell Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Graphic portrayal of homelessness; best for older teens.
By Coe Booth
(2006)
Things Hoped For Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Teens connect over music and death. Intriguing.
By Andrew Clements
(2006)
Donutheart Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Funny, moving, loving portrait of a neurotic boy.
By Sue Stauffacher
(2006)

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