Book Reviews

age 14+
A realistic look at being a teen parent.
By Angela Johnson
(2003)
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age 15+
Graphic portrayal of homelessness; best for older teens.
By Coe Booth
(2006)
age 14+
Meaty book offers plenty to talk about.
By K. L. Going
(2004)
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age 9+
Boy's writings are lyrical, yet seamless and real.
By Jacqueline Woodson
(2004)
age 13+
Funny overweight girl goes through some heavy stuff.
By Carolyn Mackler
(2004)
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age 9+
A realistic look at the life of a burn victim.
By Priscilla Cummings
(2004)
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age 8+
Strange, surreal tale sure to creep kids out.
By Neil Gaiman
(2004)
age 11+
Vampire horror series may hook reluctant readers.
By Darren Shan
(2004)
age 14+
Free verse poems about troubled teens -- and school attack.
By Ron Koertge
(2004)
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age 14+
Edgy, sardonic book is OK for mature readers.
By Ron Koertge
(2004)
age 9+
Poems about God experiencing life as a human.
By Cynthia Rylant
(2004)
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age 9+
Poignant search for the truth about a boy's death.
By Nicky Singer
(2004)
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age 14+
Gripping story of teen entering foster care.
By Ron Koertge
(2007)
age 12+
Poetry helps a jock get well -- and get the girl.
By Ron Koertge
(2004)
age 15+
Heartbreaking, intense story of boy freed after kidnapping.
By Catherine Atkins
(2004)
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age 14+
Racism, mystery, murder, and politics ... at the mall.
By Edward Bloor
(2004)
age 11+
Luther fights to survive his criminal mother.
By Christopher Paul Curtis
(2004)
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age 14+
Powerful, violent tale about kids caught in a modern war.
By Meg Rosoff
(2005)
age 10+
Horror trashmeister begins a new series -- oh joy.
By R. L. Stine
(2005)
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age 9+
Award-winning tale takes risks with storytelling.
By Sharon Creech
(2005)

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