Book Reviews

AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Intimate, intense tale of soldier healing from brain injury.
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By Harry Mazer, Peter Lerangis
(2012)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Violent but riveting story of Haiti's past and present.
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By Nick Lake
(2012)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Girl fights to save friend in creepy, comic horror tale.
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By Keith Graves
(2011)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Haunting tale of a boy coming to terms with mother's cancer.
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By Patrick Ness
(2011)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Gripping story of a girl's bravery during Hurricane Katrina.
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By Jewell Parker Rhodes
(2010)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Snowstorm tale lacks some punch but stays funny in 6th book.
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By Jeff Kinney
(2011)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Rap star's moving novel about a bully redeemed.
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By 50 Cent
(2011)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Irreverent look at school life explores complex feelings.
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By Chris Tebbetts, James Patterson
(2011)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Misfit finds a place to belong through Scrabble superpower.
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By Meg Wolitzer
(2011)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Boy risks all to find his dog after Hurricane Katrina.
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By Brenda Woods
(2011)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Inauthentic story explores mental illness, Internet rumors.
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By Janet Ruth Young
(2011)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Silly start to series from Captain Underpants author.
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By Dav Pilkey
(2010)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Will appeal to Wimpy Kid fans and reluctant readers.
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By Lincoln Peirce
(2011)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Cute, clever start to series from Babymouse authors.
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By Jennifer L. Holm, Matthew Holm
(2011)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Silly series starter about wannabe villain.
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By Allan Woodrow
(2011)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Fun, oddball farce reminiscent of Lemony Snicket.
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By Tom Angleberger
(2011)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Family cheerfully does everything wrong in goofy, fun tale.
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By Harry Allard
(1974)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Superhero comic novel full of slapstick and bathroom humor.
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By Dav Pilkey
(2002)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Protagonist shows more depth here, but still pretty shallow.
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By Rachel Renee Russell
(2010)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
First in diary series thick with materialism, thin on plot.
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By Rachel Renee Russell
(2009)

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