Book Reviews

AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Beautiful tale of missing girl explores magic, love, loss.
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By Laura Ruby
(2015)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Strong writing lifts angsty apocalypse scenario.
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By Tommy Wallach
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Chinese girl visits U.S. in powerful friendship tale.
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By Andrea Cheng
(2015)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Boy strives to make his mark in funny family tale.
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By Molly B. Burnham
(2015)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Second, stronger installment focuses on characters.
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By Lauren DeStefano
(2015)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Haunting look at killing of unarmed African-American teen.
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By Kekla Magoon
(2014)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Uneven writing in kid-friendly intro to black history.
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By Charles R. Smith Jr.
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Confrontations intensify in riveting civil rights memoir.
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By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
History this lively should be required reading in school.
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By Jonah Winter
(2015)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Emotional story about the devastating effects of suicide.
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By Gayle Forman
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Heartbreaking, powerful tale amid diamond mines of Zimbabwe.
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By Michael Williams
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
A heartfelt intro to King's peaceful protest movement.
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By Angela Farris Watkins
(2014)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Little-known disaster gets overdue, in-depth treatment.
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By Steve Sheinkin
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Fabulous, thought-provoking tale about a boy with epilepsy.
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By Andrew Smith
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Funny, sweet fountain-of-youth fantasy about growing wiser.
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By Jennifer L. Holm
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Brother-sister twins trace their rift in riveting novel.
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By Jandy Nelson
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Vivid, sometimes violent tale of Russia's last royal family.
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By Candace Fleming
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Blind teen probes a friend's death in compelling tale.
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By Rachel DeWoskin
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Cross-cultural teen love story is heartfelt, enlightening.
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By Una LaMarche
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Compelling heroine drives gripping dystopian thriller.
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By Catherine Linka
(2014)

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