Book Reviews

AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Lyrical tale of small-town teens in a '60s summer.
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By Lynne Rae Perkins
(2006)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Spectacular illustrations spotlight Parks' historic protest.
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By Nikki Giovanni
(2006)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Holes sequel delves into edgier territory.
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By Louis Sachar
(2006)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Teen survives abuse by mentally ill older sister.
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By Norma Fox Mazer
(2000)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Duff finds trouble while driving cross country.
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By Jeanne DuPrau
(2005)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Offbeat, gritty story with heart. OK for older tweens.
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By Sue Stauffacher
(2005)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
A wordless witness to history.
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By Mitsumasa Anno
(2000)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Teen uses humor and fantasy to cope with abuse.
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By David Klass
(2005)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Gripping tale handles abuse with a delicate hand.
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By Susan Shaw
(2005)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Award-winning tale takes risks with storytelling.
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By Sharon Creech
(2005)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Powerful, violent tale about kids caught in a modern war.
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By Meg Rosoff
(2005)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
A car crash ends one life and begins another.
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By Paul Fleischman
(1998)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Luther fights to survive his criminal mother.
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By Christopher Paul Curtis
(2004)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Mesmerizing and disturbing moral allegory.
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By Jerry Spinelli
(1997)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Poetry helps a jock get well -- and get the girl.
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By Ron Koertge
(2004)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Heartbreaking, intense story of boy freed after kidnapping.
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By Catherine Atkins
(2004)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Racism, mystery, murder, and politics ... at the mall.
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By Edward Bloor
(2004)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
A disturbing novel with no easy answers.
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By Virginia Walter
(1998)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
A realistic look at the life of a burn victim.
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By Priscilla Cummings
(2004)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Suspenseful plot has a psychological twist.
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By Robert Cormier
(1979)

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