Book Reviews

AGE
8
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More funny antics, clueless behavior in 3rd installment.
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By Jeff Kinney
(2009)
AGE
13
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Realistic, nonpolitical view of the war in Iraq.
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By Walter Dean Myers
(2008)
AGE
14
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Teen star's struggle gives families lots to talk about.
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By Randi Reisfeld
(2008)
AGE
14
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Southern Gossip Girl has slightly more depth.
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By Susan McBride
(2008)
AGE
14
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Third installment of series with wild plot twists and turns.
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By Janet Tashjian
(2008)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Both hilarious and fast-paced -- a great vacation read.
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By Dave Barry, Ridley Pearson
(2008)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Teen drunk's tragic story best for mature readers.
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By Tim Tharp
(2008)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Disturbing novel explores the aftermath of bullying.
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By Suzanne Phillips
(2008)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
Thick free-verse bestseller takes graphic look at incest.
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By Ellen Hopkins
(2008)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Great fun, and not nearly as crude as the title.
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By Kevin Bolger
(2008)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Offbeat fun ideal for early chapter book readers.
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By Peggy Gifford
(2007)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
New translation aptly modernizes a classic.
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By Astrid Lindgren
(1969)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Fun writing exercise, but doesn't always inspire.
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By Avi, Katherine Paterson, Patricia MacLachlan, Richard Peck, Sharon Creech, Susan Cooper
(2008)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Darkly funny book is full of Goth-chic style.
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By Tonya Hurley
(2008)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Great discussion book on sex and repercussions.
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By Laura Ruby
(2006)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Dark humor may not be to everyone's taste.
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By Lois Lowry
(2008)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Boy humor should appeal to reluctant readers.
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By Lin Oliver
(2008)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Reluctant readers have a quirky new friend.
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By Sarah Weeks
(2008)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Ripped-from-headlines story of mistaken identity.
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By Jacquelyn Mitchard
(2008)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Freaky life-swap tale with fashion and flair.
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By Meg Cabot
(2008)

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