Book Reviews

Larry and the Meaning of Life Book Poster Image
age 14+
Third installment of series with wild plot twists and turns.
By Janet Tashjian
(2008)
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The Spectacular Now Book Poster Image
age 15+
Teen drunk's tragic story best for mature readers.
By Tim Tharp
(2008)
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Sunrise Over Fallujah Book Poster Image
age 13+
Realistic, nonpolitical view of the war in Iraq.
By Walter Dean Myers
(2008)
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Dark Dude Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Misfit escapes inner city. Moving identity story for teens.
By Oscar Hijuelos
(2008)
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3 Willows Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Sisterhood author writes sweet new book about friendship.
By Ann Brashares
(2009)
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Dope Sick Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Cautionary tale about a teen drug addict.
By Walter Dean Myers
(2009)
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The Secret Life of Prince Charming Book Poster Image
age 14+
Teen's quest for truth is compelling; some strong profanity.
By Deb Caletti
(2009)
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Punkzilla Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Grim account of a runaway teen is intense and disturbing.
By Adam Rapp
(2009)
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The Dunderheads Book Poster Image
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age 7+
Teamwork trumps an evil teacher; too scary for preschoolers.
By Paul Fleischman
(2009)
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I Love You, Beth Cooper Book Poster Image
age 15+
Witty, raunchy novel spiked with geeky humor.
By Larry Doyle
(2009)
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Jumped Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Chilling book about girl-on-girl violence will leave mark.
By Rita Williams-Garcia
(2009)
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Saint Iggy Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Gritty, powerful tale of growing up -- teens only.
By K. L. Going
(2006)
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Markus and the Girls Book Poster Image
age 12+
Funny story of young love is full of antics and heart.
By Klaus Hagerup
(2009)
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Best Friends Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Story of a friend moving is comforting and relatable.
By Jacqueline Wilson
(2008)
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The Duchess of Whimsy Book Poster Image
age 5+
Spirited, funny tale of an unlikely friendship.
By Randall de Seve
(2009)
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The Lovely Bones Book Poster Image
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age 17+
Violent, disturbing read meant for discussion with teens.
By Alice Sebold
(2002)
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This Means War Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Gentle look into gender roles; age-appropriate for tweens.
By Ellen Wittlinger
(2010)
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The Popularity Papers Book Poster Image
age 9+
Good-hearted story about popularity's true meaning.
By Amy Ignatow
(2010)
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Mouse and Mole: Fine Feathered Friends Book Poster Image
age 4+
Warm friendship tale may inspire kids to go out and explore.
By Wong Herbert Yee
(2009)
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Cat the Cat, Who Is That? Book Poster Image
age 2+
Charming friend tale for both toddlers and new readers.
By Mo Willems
(2010)
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