Book Reviews

AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Lyrical view of life and love won't interest most kids.
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By Sonya Hartnett
(2008)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
A rare treat for young book lovers.
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By Lewis Buzbee
(2008)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Realistic, nonpolitical view of the war in Iraq.
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By Walter Dean Myers
(2008)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Chick-lit fave gets a movie tie-in.
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By Sophie Kinsella
(2001)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Misfit escapes inner city. Moving identity story for teens.
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By Oscar Hijuelos
(2008)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Intense story about illegal immigration and friendship.
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By Julia Alvarez
(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
 
Cautionary tale about a teen drug addict.
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By Walter Dean Myers
(2009)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Art and emotion both lost in retelling of classic.
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By Martin Jenkins
(2009)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Teen's quest for truth is compelling; some strong profanity.
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By Deb Caletti
(2009)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Witty, raunchy novel spiked with geeky humor.
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By Larry Doyle
(2009)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Chilling book about girl-on-girl violence will leave mark.
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By Rita Williams-Garcia
(2009)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Gritty, powerful tale of growing up -- teens only.
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By K. L. Going
(2006)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Gorgeously moving story about autistic teen.
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By Francisco X. Stork
(2009)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Powerful, heartbreaking tale of young soldiers in Iraq.
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By Patricia McCormick
(2009)
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AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Wild night of parties, drug deals, and mature misadventures.
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By Peter Lerangis
(2009)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Wry, warm sports story will hook both boys and girls.
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By Ron Koertge
(2011)
Editors' pick
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
This book will inspire teens to think about big issues, from our media-obsessed culture to the cost of racism.
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By Mal Peet
(2009)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Brutal yet educational depiction of slavery and wartime.
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By Laurie Halse Anderson
(2010)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Tween friends tackle healthy relationships and food choices.
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By Lauren Myracle
(2010)

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