Book Reviews

csm_book
age 15+
Powerful, heartbreaking tale of young soldiers in Iraq.
By Patricia McCormick
(2009)
csm_book
age 17+
Good-girl-goes-bad tale packed with adult content.
By Amy Reed
(2009)
csm_book
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)
csm_book
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)
csm_book
age 14+
Chilling book about girl-on-girl violence will leave mark.
By Rita Williams-Garcia
(2009)
csm_book
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)
csm_book
age 15+
Not as bad as you might expect from a reality TV star.
By Lauren Conrad
(2009)
csm_book
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)
csm_book
age 13+
Vampire series debut pales in Twilight's shadow.
By Lucienne Diver
(2009)
csm_book
age 9+
Sequel to The Neddiad offers more goofy humor.
By Daniel Pinkwater
(2009)
age 14+
A teen's big nose leads to a big lesson in self-acceptance.
By Sydney Salter
(2009)
csm_book
age 14+
Cautionary tale about a teen drug addict.
By Walter Dean Myers
(2009)
csm_book
age 9+
Wicked, wildly funny stories with gross-out humor.
By Barry Yourgrau
(2007)

Pages