Book Reviews

AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Comic-strip collection makes middle-school trials relatable.
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By Lincoln Peirce
(2010)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Chapter-book version of young Amelia is vulnerable, funny.
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By Herman Parish
(2013)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Mature romance explores love, travel, and self-discovery.
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By Gayle Forman
(2013)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Hilarious fun when cranky Kitty goes to obedience school.
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By Nick Bruel
(2013)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Brilliantly funny, insightful, dark high school tragicomedy.
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By Chris Colfer
(2012)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
Brilliant, violent Afghanistan novel will enlighten teens.
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By Khaled Hosseini
(2003)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Greg hilariously searches for dance date in 7th book.
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By Jeff Kinney
(2012)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Funny series continues with more folding and friendships.
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By Tom Angleberger
(2012)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Fun, clever time-travel plot mixes with usual potty jokes.
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By Dav Pilkey
(2012)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Wisecracking narrator hogs spotlight in funny twins tale.
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By Ellis Weiner
(2012)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Realistic story of girl coping with sick cat, dad's death.
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By Joanne Rocklin
(2012)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Funny diary of an 8-year-old worry wart braving summer camp.
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By Rachel Vail
(2012)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Moving story of grieving American teen in African village.
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By Shana Burg
(2012)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Real middle school issues mix with lots of humor.
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By Chris Tebbetts, James Patterson
(2012)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Girl stands up for gay mom in slight but thoughtful story.
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By Jennifer Gennari
(2012)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
OK series debut highlights the falseness of reality TV.
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By Lauren Conrad
(2012)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Funny mayhem at creative family's unusual summer camp.
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By Stephanie S. Tolan
(2012)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Indignities of middle school fill funny blog novel.
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By Tim Carvell
(2012)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Wacky, charming tale of girl and bunnies to the rescue.
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By Polly Horvath
(2012)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Teen's emotional journey through loss, addiction, recovery.
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By Jacqueline Woodson
(2012)

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