Book Reviews

AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Evocative illustrated nonfiction, great for history buffs.
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By Don Brown
(2013)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Oddly sweet dystopian mystery marred by out-of-place action.
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By Lauren DeStefano
(2013)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
End-of-the-world story doesn't live up to its premise.
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By Alexandra Coutts
(2013)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Exciting graphic-novel set is powerful historical fiction.
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By Gene Luen Yang
(2013)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Beautiful coming-of-age story about fandom and first love.
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By Rainbow Rowell
(2013)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Engaging novel shows teens' lives altered by tragedy.
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By Robyn Schneider
(2013)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Powerful graphic novel captures spirit of desegregation.
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By Andrew Aydin, John Lewis
(2013)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Love story about two Iranian girls is sad but educational.
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By Sara Farizan
(2013)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Clever, creepy modern fairy tale with irresistible heroes.
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By Tom McNeal
(2013)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Unique novel about OCD teens in love is disturbing but good.
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By Corey Ann Haydu
(2013)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Gripping novel of kids filmed every five years for docu.
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By Jennifer Castle
(2013)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Lovely, poignant look at key moment in Indian history.
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By Alice B. McGinty
(2013)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Mesmerizing, gritty story of bullied Latina teen in NYC.
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By Meg Medina
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Migrant worker girl faces big responsibility in sweet story.
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By Cynthia Kadohata
(2013)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Gritty, moving tale of boy trying to escape his barrio past.
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By Greg Takoudes
(2013)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Stunning art amplifies meaning of King's words for kids.
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By Kadir Nelson
(2012)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Rythmic, thoughtful tale of slaves building the White House.
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By Charles R. Smith Jr.
(2012)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Captivating storytelling makes these heroes relatable.
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By Andrea Davis Pinkney
(2012)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Fascinating nonfiction account of little-known conspiracy.
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By Steve Sheinkin
(2013)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Mature romance explores love, travel, and self-discovery.
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By Gayle Forman
(2013)

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