Book Reviews

Locomotion Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Boy's writings are lyrical, yet seamless and real.
By Jacqueline Woodson
(2004)
The Giver, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
A riveting utopian novel that's expertly crafted.
By Lois Lowry
(1993)
Wringer Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Mesmerizing and disturbing moral allegory.
By Jerry Spinelli
(1997)
I Am the Cheese Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Story of memory, danger, suspense, and trauma.
By Robert Cormier
(1977)
Whirligig Book Poster Image
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age 10+
A car crash ends one life and begins another.
By Paul Fleischman
(1998)
Harry Sue Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Offbeat, gritty story with heart. OK for older tweens.
By Sue Stauffacher
(2005)
Marcelo in the Real World Book Poster Image
age 14+
Gorgeously moving story about autistic teen.
By Francisco X. Stork
(2009)
Purple Heart Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Powerful, heartbreaking tale of young soldiers in Iraq.
By Patricia McCormick
(2009)
This Dark Endeavor: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein Book Poster Image
age 12+
Gripping, fascinating story of one soon-to-be-mad scientist.
By Kenneth Oppel
(2011)
Saint Louis Armstrong Beach Book Poster Image
age 10+
Boy risks all to find his dog after Hurricane Katrina.
By Brenda Woods
(2011)
Great Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe Book Poster Image
age 13+
Collection highlights horrific stories and romantic poems.
By Edgar Allan Poe
(2007)
The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls Book Poster Image
age 10+
Deeply creepy, thought-provoking tale of weird school.
By Claire Legrand
(2012)
Just One Day Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Mature romance explores love, travel, and self-discovery.
By Gayle Forman
(2013)
The Twelve-Fingered Boy Book Poster Image
age 15+
Exciting, creepy horror adventure tweaks superheroics.
By John Hornor Jacobs
(2013)
Far Far Away Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Clever, creepy modern fairy tale with irresistible heroes.
By Tom McNeal
(2013)
Fangirl Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Beautiful coming-of-age story about fandom and first love.
By Rainbow Rowell
(2013)
Gris Grimly's Frankenstein Book Poster Image
age 14+
Illustrated version puts fresh, surreal spin on classic.
By Mary Shelley
(2013)
The Kite Runner Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Brilliant, violent Afghanistan novel will enlighten teens.
By Khaled Hosseini
(2003)
The Encyclopedia of Early Earth Book Poster Image
age 10+
Epic, adventurous, romantic, fantastic graphic novel.
By Isabel Greenberg
(2013)
Shattered: Slated, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Kyla runs for her life in exciting trilogy conclusion.
By Teri Terry
(2014)

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