Book Reviews

age 14+
A realistic look at being a teen parent.
By Angela Johnson
(2003)
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age 15+
Graphic portrayal of homelessness; best for older teens.
By Coe Booth
(2006)
age 14+
Meaty book offers plenty to talk about.
By K. L. Going
(2004)
age 13+
Funny overweight girl goes through some heavy stuff.
By Carolyn Mackler
(2004)
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age 14+
Edgy, sardonic book is OK for mature readers.
By Ron Koertge
(2004)
age 9+
Girl fights to save her uncles' artistic towers.
By E. L. Konigsburg
(2004)
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age 14+
Powerful, violent tale about kids caught in a modern war.
By Meg Rosoff
(2005)
age 13+
Teen uses humor and fantasy to cope with abuse.
By David Klass
(2005)
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age 11+
Classic novel of four brave children looking for a home.
By Cynthia Voigt
(1981)
age 11+
A riveting utopian novel that's expertly crafted.
By Lois Lowry
(1993)
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age 10+
Mesmerizing and disturbing moral allegory.
By Jerry Spinelli
(1997)
age 13+
Suspenseful plot has a psychological twist.
By Robert Cormier
(1979)
age 11+
Hardly a classic, but still a riveting adventure.
By Caroline B. Cooney
(1992)
age 14+
Comic slacker-geek lit is fun for the right teen.
By John Green
(2006)
age 9+
A classic that both adults and kids love.
By Lewis Carroll
(1865)
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age 10+
A heartrending, beautiful, educational classic.
By Anna Sewell
(1887)
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age 10+
Teens fight polluting casino boat owner.
By Carl Hiaasen
(2005)
age 14+
One of the greatest novels of the 20th century.
By J. D. Salinger
(1969)
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age 12+
Holes sequel delves into edgier territory.
By Louis Sachar
(2006)
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age 12+
Peek into Stargirl's diary in this moody sequel.
By Jerry Spinelli
(2007)

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