Book Reviews

AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Heartfelt romance about childhood BFFs reunited as teens.
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By Robin Benway
(2015)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Gritty, realistic tale of teen prostitution and trafficking.
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By E.R. Frank
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Giddily fun start to ninja series has lots of fighting.
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By Kevin Serwacki, Chris Pallace
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Lively, loony tale sneaks in moral about responsibility.
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By Andy Griffiths
(2015)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Strong writing lifts angsty apocalypse scenario.
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By Tommy Wallach
(2015)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Beautiful tale of missing girl explores magic, love, loss.
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By Laura Ruby
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Chinese girl visits U.S. in powerful friendship tale.
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By Andrea Cheng
(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
15
QUALITY
 
Emotional story about the devastating effects of suicide.
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By Gayle Forman
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Zany fun, great writing in smart prankster tale with heart.
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By Mac Barnett, Jory John
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Heartbreaking, powerful tale amid diamond mines of Zimbabwe.
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By Michael Williams
(2014)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Funny memoir of a boy trying to get his first girlfriend.
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By Josh Sundquist
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Sentimental heart beats beneath goofy humor.
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By Stephan Pastis
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Fabulous, thought-provoking tale about a boy with epilepsy.
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By Andrew Smith
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Brother-sister twins trace their rift in riveting novel.
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By Jandy Nelson
(2014)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Silly cowboy adventure perfect for new chapter-book readers.
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By Kate DiCamillo
(2014)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Madcap time-travel mayhem for the potty-humor set.
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By Dav Pilkey
(2014)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Third grader changes attitude in cute tale of self-control.
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By Megan McDonald
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Field-trip mayhem in smart, satisfying end to clever series.
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By Tom Angleberger
(2014)

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