Book Reviews

age 14+
Sweeping story of bicultural mother-daughter friction.
By Amy Tan
(1989)
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age 14+
Violent but riveting story of Haiti's past and present.
By Nick Lake
(2012)
age 13+
Intimate, intense tale of soldier healing from brain injury.
By Harry Mazer, Peter Lerangis
(2012)
age 14+
Teen's emotional journey through loss, addiction, recovery.
By Jacqueline Woodson
(2012)
age 12+
Charming tale of high school jitters, with a ghostly twist.
By Faith Erin Hicks
(2012)
age 8+
Fun story shows that inclusion is better than exclusion.
By Stephanie Barden
(2012)
age 6+
Charming story of lonely, book-loving girl who finds friend.
By Andrea Cheng
(2012)
age 9+
Realistic story about friendship and facing fears.
By Judy Blume
(1972)
age 10+
Moving story of grieving American teen in African village.
By Shana Burg
(2012)
age 6+
Friendship strengthens in fun, tender graphic novel sequel.
By Kate DiCamillo, Alison McGhee
(2012)
age 8+
Realistic story of girl coping with sick cat, dad's death.
By Joanne Rocklin
(2012)
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age 10+
Brave misfit tames fears in inspiring, surprising novel.
By Rebecca Stead
(2012)
age 7+
Super sleuths turn matchmakers in fun Valentine caper.
By Jane O'Connor
(2013)
age 14+
Gritty, moving tale of boy trying to escape his barrio past.
By Greg Takoudes
(2013)
age 8+
Lighthearted story of sickly kid helped by huge talking dog.
By Jenny Lee
(2013)
age 10+
Migrant worker girl faces big responsibility in sweet story.
By Cynthia Kadohata
(2013)
age 14+
Mesmerizing, gritty story of bullied Latina teen in NYC.
By Meg Medina
(2013)
age 13+
Gripping novel of kids filmed every five years for docu.
By Jennifer Castle
(2013)
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age 14+
Unique novel about OCD teens in love is disturbing but good.
By Corey Ann Haydu
(2013)
age 3+
Sweet fable has beautiful look and message.
By Jennifer Yerkes
(2013)

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