Book Reviews

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age 14+
 
Cautionary tale about a teen drug addict.
By Walter Dean Myers
(2009)
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age 9+
 
Wicked, wildly funny stories with gross-out humor.
By Barry Yourgrau
(2007)
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age 8+
 
Playful story full of fun, inventions, trouble, and friends.
By Katy Kelly
(2009)
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age 14+
 
Gorgeous twins hit success in unlikely Hollywood tale.
By Ed Decter, Laura Burns
(2009)
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age 16+
 
Chick lit with a dose of feminism.
By Abby McDonald
(2009)
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age 10+
 
Intense story about illegal immigration and friendship.
By Julia Alvarez
(2009)
age 6+
 
Gentle, humorous story of fearful boy.
By Lenore Look
(2008)
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age 15+
 
Misfit escapes inner city. Moving identity story for teens.
By Oscar Hijuelos
(2008)
age 15+
 
Chick-lit fave gets a movie tie-in.
By Sophie Kinsella
(2001)
age 8+
 
More funny antics, clueless behavior in 3rd installment.
By Jeff Kinney
(2009)
age 13+
 
Realistic, nonpolitical view of the war in Iraq.
By Walter Dean Myers
(2008)
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age 15+
 
Teen star's struggle gives families lots to talk about.
By Randi Reisfeld
(2008)
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age 14+
 
Southern Gossip Girl has slightly more depth.
By Susan McBride
(2008)
age 14+
 
Third installment of series with wild plot twists and turns.
By Janet Tashjian
(2008)
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age 10+
 
Both hilarious and fast-paced -- a great vacation read.
By Dave Barry, Ridley Pearson
(2008)
age 15+
 
Teen drunk's tragic story best for mature readers.
By Tim Tharp
(2008)
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age 14+
 
Disturbing novel explores the aftermath of bullying.
By Suzanne Phillips
(2008)
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age 16+
 
Thick free-verse bestseller takes graphic look at incest.
By Ellen Hopkins
(2008)
age 8+
 
Great fun, and not nearly as crude as the title.
By Kevin Bolger
(2008)
age 7+
 
Offbeat fun ideal for early chapter book readers.
By Peggy Gifford
(2007)

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