Book Reviews

AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Mesmerizing and disturbing moral allegory.
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By Jerry Spinelli
(1997)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Poetry helps a jock get well -- and get the girl.
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By Ron Koertge
(2004)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Heartbreaking, intense story of boy freed after kidnapping.
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By Catherine Atkins
(2004)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Racism, mystery, murder, and politics ... at the mall.
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By Edward Bloor
(2004)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
A disturbing novel with no easy answers.
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By Virginia Walter
(1998)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
A realistic look at the life of a burn victim.
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By Priscilla Cummings
(2004)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Suspenseful plot has a psychological twist.
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By Robert Cormier
(1979)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
The humor is as wicked as the evil twin.
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By Lynne Reid Banks
(2004)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Poignant search for the truth about a boy's death.
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By Nicky Singer
(2004)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Poems about God experiencing life as a human.
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By Cynthia Rylant
(2004)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Meaty book offers plenty to talk about.
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By K. L. Going
(2004)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Free verse poems about troubled teens -- and school attack.
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By Ron Koertge
(2004)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Edgy, sardonic book is OK for mature readers.
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By Ron Koertge
(2004)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Story of memory, danger, suspense, and trauma.
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By Robert Cormier
(1977)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
A riveting utopian novel that's expertly crafted.
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By Lois Lowry
(1993)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Marred by a pat ending, but an enjoyable romp.
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By Meg Cabot
(2003)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Funny overweight girl goes through some heavy stuff.
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By Carolyn Mackler
(2004)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Boy's writings are lyrical, yet seamless and real.
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By Jacqueline Woodson
(2004)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Witty story, exciting adventure keeps kids reading.
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By Lemony Snicket
(2003)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
A realistic look at being a teen parent.
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By Angela Johnson
(2003)

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