Book Reviews

AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Wacky, hilarious tale of feuding brother and sister.
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By Geoff Rodkey
(2015)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Strong writing lifts angsty apocalypse scenario.
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By Tommy Wallach
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Chinese girl visits U.S. in powerful friendship tale.
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By Andrea Cheng
(2015)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Boy strives to make his mark in funny family tale.
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By Molly B. Burnham
(2015)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Second, stronger installment focuses on characters.
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By Lauren DeStefano
(2015)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Haunting look at killing of unarmed African-American teen.
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By Kekla Magoon
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Heartbreaking, powerful tale amid diamond mines of Zimbabwe.
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By Michael Williams
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Family road trip goes hilariously awry in 9th installment.
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By Jeff Kinney
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Brother-sister twins trace their rift in riveting novel.
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By Jandy Nelson
(2014)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Third grader changes attitude in cute tale of self-control.
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By Megan McDonald
(2014)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Giggles, wisdom as worrywart Justin starts fourth grade.
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By Rachel Vail
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Girl comes to terms with dad's illness in relatable tale.
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By Megan Jean Severn
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Heartbreaking but beautiful novel about a sister's grief.
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By Ava Dellaira
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Thinly stretched plot takes air out of fun idea.
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By Erin Soderberg
(2014)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Poignant tale of a fictional dictator's teen daughter.
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By J.C. Carleson
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Brainy twins fight evil onstage in silly, fun sequel.
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By Ellis Weiner
(2013)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Beautiful coming-of-age story about fandom and first love.
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By Rainbow Rowell
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Comically creepy tale of celebrity family hit by a curse.
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By Matthew Ward
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Migrant worker girl faces big responsibility in sweet story.
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By Cynthia Kadohata
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Realistic middle school issues from a girl's point of view.
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By James Patterson, Lisa Papademetriou
(2013)

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