Book Reviews

AGE
15
QUALITY
 
OK series debut highlights the falseness of reality TV.
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By Lauren Conrad
(2012)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Funny mayhem at creative family's unusual summer camp.
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By Stephanie S. Tolan
(2012)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Fun story shows that inclusion is better than exclusion.
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By Stephanie Barden
(2012)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Charming tale of high school jitters, with a ghostly twist.
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By Faith Erin Hicks
(2012)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Teen's emotional journey through loss, addiction, recovery.
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By Jacqueline Woodson
(2012)
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
 
Violent but riveting story of Haiti's past and present.
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By Nick Lake
(2012)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Haunting tale of a boy coming to terms with mother's cancer.
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By Patrick Ness
(2011)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Gripping story of a girl's bravery during Hurricane Katrina.
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By Jewell Parker Rhodes
(2010)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Rap star's moving novel about a bully redeemed.
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By 50 Cent
(2011)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Cryptic photos drive emotional novel of teen angst and loss.
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By David Levithan
(2011)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Misfit finds a place to belong through Scrabble superpower.
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By Meg Wolitzer
(2011)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Boy risks all to find his dog after Hurricane Katrina.
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By Brenda Woods
(2011)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
A fresh look at tween obsession with being in the in crowd.
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By Hillary Homzie
(2011)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Inauthentic story explores mental illness, Internet rumors.
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By Janet Ruth Young
(2011)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Realistic story about friendship and facing fears.
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By Judy Blume
(1972)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Protagonist shows more depth here, but still pretty shallow.
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By Rachel Renee Russell
(2010)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
First in diary series thick with materialism, thin on plot.
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By Rachel Renee Russell
(2009)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Friendship flourishes in fun graphic novel for younger set.
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By Alison McGhee, Kate DiCamillo
(2010)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Tween friends tackle healthy relationships and food choices.
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By Lauren Myracle
(2010)

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