Book Reviews

Eighth Grade Bites: The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod Book Poster Image
age 10+
Exciting vampire tale sucks in reluctant readers.
By Heather Brewer
(2007)
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Street Love Book Poster Image
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age 12+
A hip-hop, Romeo & Juliet-inspired love story.
By Walter Dean Myers
(2006)
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Thirteen Reasons Why Book Poster Image
age 14+
Disturbing suicide novel examines bullying, indifference.
By Jay Asher
(2007)
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Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls: Moving Day Book Poster Image
age 8+
Cabot for tweens introduces a spunky heroine.
By Meg Cabot
(2008)
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After the Wreck, I Picked Myself Up, Spread My Wings, and Flew Away Book Poster Image
age 15+
Raw look at loss & addiction best for older teens.
By Joyce Carol Oates
(2006)
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November Blues Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Gritty, honest look at teen pregnancy. Teens and up.
By Sharon M. Draper
(2007)
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Nikki and Deja Book Poster Image
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age 4+
A great buddy tale for beginning readers.
By Karen English
(2007)
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The Ashleys #1: There's a New Name in School Book Poster Image
age 11+
Standard clique book with same mean-girl behavior.
By Melissa de la Cruz
(2008)
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Perfect: Pretty Little Liars #3 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Mystery overshadowed by mean-girl vibe, shopping.
By Sara Shepard
(2007)
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Story of a Girl Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Coming-of-age story about girl who had sex at 13.
By Sara Zarr
(2007)
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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)
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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)
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My Friend Rabbit Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Award-winning book with great preschool lessons.
By Eric Rohmann
(2002)
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Flush Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Teens fight polluting casino boat owner.
By Carl Hiaasen
(2005)
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Love, Stargirl Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Peek into Stargirl's diary in this moody sequel.
By Jerry Spinelli
(2007)
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Strays Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Gripping story of teen entering foster care.
By Ron Koertge
(2007)
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l8r, g8r: The Internet Girls, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Fun friendship series concludes with more mature content.
By Lauren Myracle
(2007)
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American Born Chinese Book Poster Image
age 13+
First graphic novel to win major child lit awards.
By Gene Luen Yang
(2006)
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The Higher Power of Lucky Book Poster Image
age 9+
Newbery winner is delicate, humorous, poignant.
By Susan Patron
(2006)
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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)
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