Book Reviews

age 8+
 
Wacky graphic novel series serves justice with sloppy joes.
By Jarrett J. Krosoczka
(2009)
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age 15+
 
Wild night of parties, drug deals, and mature misadventures.
By Peter Lerangis
(2009)
age 4+
 
Comic starring eager mouse will delight young readers.
By Jeff Smith
(2009)
age 9+
 
Meet a crabby 90-year-old heroine kids will love.
By Richard Peck
(2009)
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age 15+
 
Powerful, heartbreaking tale of young soldiers in Iraq.
By Patricia McCormick
(2009)
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age 17+
 
Good-girl-goes-bad tale packed with adult content.
By Amy Reed
(2009)
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age 17+
 
Violent, disturbing read meant for discussion with teens.
By Alice Sebold
(2002)
age 11+
 
Daily Show producer delivers pranks and yuks.
By Josh Lieb
(2009)
age 9+
 
Sweet, funny summer vacation tale in 4th installment.
By Jeff Kinney
(2009)
age 5+
 
Clever, but more an art project than a kid-friendly book.
By Jeremy Holmes
(2009)
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age 14+
 
Very violent, stereotyped look at life in the 'hood.
By Todd Strasser
(2009)
age 14+
 
Gorgeously moving story about autistic teen.
By Francisco X. Stork
(2009)
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age 14+
 
Chilling book about girl-on-girl violence will leave mark.
By Rita Williams-Garcia
(2009)
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age 14+
 
Gritty, powerful tale of growing up -- teens only.
By K. L. Going
(2006)
age 15+
 
Witty, raunchy novel spiked with geeky humor.
By Larry Doyle
(2009)
age 16+
 
Crass, explicit novel tries to be provocative, ends up lame.
By Jake Wizner
(2009)
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age 15+
 
Not as bad as you might expect from a reality TV star.
By Lauren Conrad
(2009)
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age 16+
 
Grim account of a runaway teen is intense and disturbing.
By Adam Rapp
(2009)
age 14+
 
Teen's quest for truth is compelling; some strong profanity.
By Deb Caletti
(2009)
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age 13+
 
Vampire series debut pales in Twilight's shadow.
By Lucienne Diver
(2009)

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