Book Reviews

Beautiful Book Poster Image
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age 17+
Good-girl-goes-bad tale packed with adult content.
By Amy Reed
(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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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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Love Is the Higher Law Book Poster Image
age 14+
NYC teens react to 9/11 tragedy in beautiful story of hope.
By David Levithan
(2009)
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The Yellow Tutu Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Exuberant, earnest friendship tale.
By Kirsten Bramsen
(2009)
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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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If I Grow Up Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Very violent, stereotyped look at life in the 'hood.
By Todd Strasser
(2009)
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Marcelo in the Real World Book Poster Image
age 14+
Gorgeously moving story about autistic teen.
By Francisco X. Stork
(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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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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Faith, Hope, and Ivy June Book Poster Image
age 9+
Similarities trump differences in true friendship.
By Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
(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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Castration Celebration Book Poster Image
age 16+
Crass, explicit novel tries to be provocative, ends up lame.
By Jake Wizner
(2009)
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L.A. Candy Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Not as bad as you might expect from a reality TV star.
By Lauren Conrad
(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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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 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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The Kind of Friends We Used to Be Book Poster Image
age 10+
Accurate and heartwarming story about tween friendship.
By Frances O'Roark Dowell
(2009)
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My Big Nose and Other Natural Disasters Book Poster Image
age 14+
A teen's big nose leads to a big lesson in self-acceptance.
By Sydney Salter
(2009)
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