Book Reviews

age 8+
 
More spunk and "rules" from Cabot's popular series.
By Meg Cabot
(2008)
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age 14+
 
Edgy but compelling teen angst mystery.
By John Green
(2008)
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age 16+
 
Thick free-verse bestseller takes graphic look at incest.
By Ellen Hopkins
(2008)
age 7+
 
Offbeat fun ideal for early chapter book readers.
By Peggy Gifford
(2007)
age 9+
 
Fun writing exercise, but doesn't always inspire.
By Avi, Katherine Paterson, Patricia MacLachlan, Richard Peck, Sharon Creech, Susan Cooper
(2008)
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age 9+
 
Offbeat, moving tale of coping with grief.
By Jerry Spinelli
(2007)
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age 15+
 
Great discussion book on sex and repercussions.
By Laura Ruby
(2006)
age 14+
 
Girls take a year off for plenty of iffy behavior.
By Elizabeth Craft, Sarah Fain
(2007)
age 14+
 
Ripped-from-headlines story of mistaken identity.
By Jacquelyn Mitchard
(2008)
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age 12+
 
Freaky life-swap tale with fashion and flair.
By Meg Cabot
(2008)
age 15+
 
Despite risque cover, this is about friendship.
By Mariah Fredericks
(2004)
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age 13+
 
Light, soapy summer read about a teen soap writer.
By David Van Etten
(2008)
age 16+
 
Strip club on prom night? Worth a parent preview.
By Brian Sloan
(2008)
age 14+
 
Rich-girl series is so materialistic it hurts.
By Lisi Harrison
(2008)
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age 15+
 
Teen copes after sisters die at mom's hand.
By R. A. Nelson
(2007)
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age 13+
 
Good lesson on fame's price, but iffy content, too.
By Robin Benway
(2008)
age 15+
 
Sweet core, despite drugs and sex references.
By Jody Gehrman
(2008)
age 11+
 
Three girls grow up together in the inner city.
By Jacqueline Woodson
(2008)
age 10+
 
Exciting vampire tale sucks in reluctant readers.
By Heather Brewer
(2007)
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age 12+
 
A hip-hop, Romeo & Juliet-inspired love story.
By Walter Dean Myers
(2006)

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