Book Reviews

AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Playful story full of fun, inventions, trouble, and friends.
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By Katy Kelly
(2009)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Gorgeous twins hit success in unlikely Hollywood tale.
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By Ed Decter, Laura Burns
(2009)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Chick lit with a dose of feminism.
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By Abby McDonald
(2009)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Intense story about illegal immigration and friendship.
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By Julia Alvarez
(2009)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Gentle, humorous story of fearful boy.
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By Lenore Look
(2008)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Misfit escapes inner city. Moving identity story for teens.
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By Oscar Hijuelos
(2008)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Chick-lit fave gets a movie tie-in.
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By Sophie Kinsella
(2001)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
More funny antics, clueless behavior in 3rd installment.
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By Jeff Kinney
(2009)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Realistic, nonpolitical view of the war in Iraq.
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By Walter Dean Myers
(2008)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Teen star's struggle gives families lots to talk about.
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By Randi Reisfeld
(2008)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Southern Gossip Girl has slightly more depth.
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By Susan McBride
(2008)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
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
 
Lively 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)

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