Book Reviews

The First Part Last Book Poster Image
age 14+
A realistic look at being a teen parent.
By Angela Johnson
(2003)
Tyrell Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Graphic portrayal of homelessness; best for older teens.
By Coe Booth
(2006)
Fat Kid Rules the World Book Poster Image
age 14+
Meaty book offers plenty to talk about.
By K. L. Going
(2004)
Locomotion Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Boy's writings are lyrical, yet seamless and real.
By Jacqueline Woodson
(2004)
The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things Book Poster Image
age 13+
Funny overweight girl goes through some heavy stuff.
By Carolyn Mackler
(2004)
A Face First Book Poster Image
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age 9+
A realistic look at the life of a burn victim.
By Priscilla Cummings
(2004)
The English Roses Book Poster Image
age 6+
Madonna's first book has good message for grade-schoolers.
By Madonna
(2003)
The Brimstone Journals Book Poster Image
age 14+
Free verse poems about troubled teens -- and school attack.
By Ron Koertge
(2004)
Perfect Ruin: The Internment Chronicles, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Oddly sweet dystopian mystery marred by out-of-place action.
By Lauren DeStefano
(2013)
A Big Guy Took My Ball! Book Poster Image
age 4+
Sweet, funny story spotlights the trouble with assumptions.
By Mo Willems
(2013)
Chasing Shadows Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Realistic teen tragedy blends well with fantasy graphics.
By Swati Avasthi
(2013)
Season of the Witch Book Poster Image
age 14+
Edgy psychological thriller mixes mean girls and spells.
By Mariah Fredericks
(2013)
Seven Deadlies: A Cautionary Tale Book Poster Image
age 15+
Violent satire sees rich high schoolers through their sins.
By Gigi Levangie
(2013)
The Kite Runner Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Brilliant, violent Afghanistan novel will enlighten teens.
By Khaled Hosseini
(2003)
A Prayer for Owen Meany Book Poster Image
age 15+
Affecting, darkly comic novel has heavy, mature themes.
By John Irving
(1989)
Ruby Goldberg's Bright Idea Book Poster Image
age 8+
Warm story of science-lover learning to be a good friend.
By Anna Humphrey
(2013)
Teen Spirit Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Romantic ghost story is light on chills and thrills.
By Francesca Lia Block
(2014)
The Tyrant's Daughter Book Poster Image
age 13+
Poignant tale of a fictional dictator's teen daughter.
By J.C. Carleson
(2014)
The Well's End Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Action, suspense fill fast-paced virus-outbreak tale.
By Seth Fishman
(2014)
The Invisible Boy Book Poster Image
age 6+
Kind tale of empathy shows how to reach out to left-out kid.
By Trudy Ludwig
(2013)

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