Book Reviews

age 15+
 
Chick-lit fave gets a movie tie-in.
By Sophie Kinsella
(2001)
age 13+
 
Realistic, nonpolitical view of the war in Iraq.
By Walter Dean Myers
(2008)
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age 15+
 
Teen star's struggle gives families lots to talk about.
By Randi Reisfeld
(2008)
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age 14+
 
Southern Gossip Girl has slightly more depth.
By Susan McBride
(2008)
age 14+
 
Third installment of series with wild plot twists and turns.
By Janet Tashjian
(2008)
age 15+
 
Teen drunk's tragic story best for mature readers.
By Tim Tharp
(2008)
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age 14+
 
Disturbing novel explores the aftermath of bullying.
By Suzanne Phillips
(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+
 
Enjoyable, if not always accurate, history tales.
By Various
(2008)
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 15+
 
Great discussion book on sex and repercussions.
By Laura Ruby
(2006)
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)
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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 9+
 
Stories of strong women to inspire tween politic.
By Catherine Thimmesh
(2008)

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