Book Reviews

Thirteen Reasons Why Book Poster Image
age 14+
Disturbing suicide novel examines bullying, indifference.
By Jay Asher
(2007)
Tuttle's Red Barn Book Poster Image
age 5+
Family farm story will cultivate love of history.
By Richard Michelson
(2007)
Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village Book Poster Image
age 9+
Unique, brilliant, award-winning history book.
By Laura Amy Schlitz
(2007)
After the Wreck, I Picked Myself Up, Spread My Wings, and Flew Away Book Poster Image
age 15+
Raw look at loss & addiction best for older teens.
By Joyce Carol Oates
(2006)
November Blues Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Gritty, honest look at teen pregnancy. Teens and up.
By Sharon M. Draper
(2007)
The Ashleys #1: There's a New Name in School Book Poster Image
age 11+
Standard clique book with same mean-girl behavior.
By Melissa de la Cruz
(2008)
Perfect: Pretty Little Liars #3 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Mystery overshadowed by mean-girl vibe, shopping.
By Sara Shepard
(2007)
Story of a Girl Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Coming-of-age story about girl who had sex at 13.
By Sara Zarr
(2007)
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Book Poster Image
age 14+
Funny, gritty, and powerful novel of growing up on the rez.
By Sherman Alexie
(2007)
Slam Book Poster Image
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age 14+
An honest look at teen pregnancy from boy's point of view.
By Nick Hornby
(2007)
The Secret World of Hildegard Book Poster Image
age 8+
Gorgeous artwork, but too ethereal for many kids.
By Jonah Winter
(2007)
Flush Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Teens fight polluting casino boat owner.
By Carl Hiaasen
(2005)
Love, Stargirl Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Peek into Stargirl's diary in this moody sequel.
By Jerry Spinelli
(2007)
Strays Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Gripping story of teen entering foster care.
By Ron Koertge
(2007)
Team Moon: How 400,000 People Landed Apollo 11 on the Moon Book Poster Image
age 9+
Thrilling story of the people behind the mission.
By Catherine Thimmesh
(2006)
American Born Chinese Book Poster Image
age 13+
First graphic novel to win major child lit awards.
By Gene Luen Yang
(2006)
The Higher Power of Lucky Book Poster Image
age 9+
Newbery winner is delicate, humorous, poignant.
By Susan Patron
(2006)
Surrender Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Lyrical, award-winning thriller is complex; read with teens.
By Sonya Hartnett
(2006)
Sky Boys: How They Built the Empire State Building Book Poster Image
age 5+
Inspiring tale of landmark's construction.
By Deborah Hopkinson
(2006)
An Abundance of Katherines Book Poster Image
age 14+
Comic slacker-geek lit is fun for the right teen.
By John Green
(2006)

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