Book Reviews

AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Classic novel of four brave children looking for a home.
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By Cynthia Voigt
(1981)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Newbery winner is delicate, humorous, poignant.
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By Susan Patron
(2006)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Complex, intense story is OK for mature teens.
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By Meg Rosoff
(2007)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
A riveting utopian novel that's expertly crafted.
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By Lois Lowry
(1993)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
First graphic novel to win major child lit awards.
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By Gene Luen Yang
(2006)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Funny, moving, thoughtful small-town life.
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By Deborah Wiles
(2007)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
A kind of "Dangerous Liaisons" for teenagers.
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By Robert Cormier
(1974)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Classic story of the power of positive thinking.
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By Eleanor H. Porter
(2004)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
A disturbing novel with no easy answers.
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By Virginia Walter
(1998)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Mesmerizing and disturbing moral allegory.
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By Jerry Spinelli
(1997)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Story of memory, danger, suspense, and trauma.
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By Robert Cormier
(1977)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Suspenseful plot has a psychological twist.
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By Robert Cormier
(1979)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Hardly a classic, but still a riveting adventure.
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By Caroline B. Cooney
(1992)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
A car crash ends one life and begins another.
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By Paul Fleischman
(1998)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Classic story has lost none of its joy and power.
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By Johanna Spyri
(1969)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Comic slacker-geek lit is fun for the right teen.
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By John Green
(2006)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Teens connect over music and death. Intriguing.
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By Andrew Clements
(2006)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
Lyrical, award-winning thriller is complex; read with teens.
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By Sonya Hartnett
(2006)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
A heartrending, beautiful, educational classic.
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By Anna Sewell
(1887)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Brilliant but mature classic explores racism, gender, power.
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By Toni Morrison
(1977)

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