Book Reviews

American Born Chinese Book Poster Image
age 13+
First graphic novel to win major child lit awards.
By Gene Luen Yang
(2006)
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Book Poster Image
age 9+
A classic that both adults and kids love.
By Lewis Carroll
(1865)
The Spectacular Now Book Poster Image
age 15+
Teen drunk's tragic story best for mature readers.
By Tim Tharp
(2008)
Native Son Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Gritty novel of violence and race best for older teens.
By Richard Wright
(1940)
In Darkness Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Violent but riveting story of Haiti's past and present.
By Nick Lake
(2012)
The Bluest Eye Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Deeply poetic novel explores racial and sexual feelings.
By Toni Morrison
(1970)
Applewhites at Wit's End Book Poster Image
age 10+
Funny mayhem at creative family's unusual summer camp.
By Stephanie S. Tolan
(2012)
My Mixed-up Berry Blue Summer Book Poster Image
age 10+
Girl stands up for gay mom in slight but thoughtful story.
By Jennifer Gennari
(2012)
Laugh with the Moon Book Poster Image
age 10+
Moving story of grieving American teen in African village.
By Shana Burg
(2012)
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Book Poster Image
age 12+
Twain's classic is full of humor and suspense.
By Mark Twain
(1876)
When We Wuz Famous Book Poster Image
age 14+
Gritty, moving tale of boy trying to escape his barrio past.
By Greg Takoudes
(2013)
OCD Love Story Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Unique novel about OCD teens in love is disturbing but good.
By Corey Ann Haydu
(2013)
Far Far Away Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Clever, creepy modern fairy tale with irresistible heroes.
By Tom McNeal
(2013)
If You Could Be Mine Book Poster Image
age 14+
Love story about two Iranian girls is sad but educational.
By Sara Farizan
(2013)
Friday Never Leaving Book Poster Image
age 14+
Gut-wrenching tale of grieving runaway is edgy, lyrical.
By Vikki Wakefield
(2013)
The Kite Runner Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Brilliant, violent Afghanistan novel will enlighten teens.
By Khaled Hosseini
(2003)
Why We Took the Car Book Poster Image
age 14+
Dark humor, edgy details elevate teen road trip.
By Wolfgang Herrndorf
(2014)
New Kid Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Gripping sports story about a boy's struggle for identity.
By Tim Green
(2014)
Love Letters to the Dead Book Poster Image
age 14+
Heartbreaking but beautiful novel about a sister's grief.
By Ava Dellaira
(2014)
Shattered: Slated, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Kyla runs for her life in exciting trilogy conclusion.
By Teri Terry
(2014)

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