Book Reviews

AGE
9
QUALITY
 
First in diary series thick with materialism, thin on plot.
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By Rachel Renee Russell
(2009)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Protagonist shows more depth here, but still pretty shallow.
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By Rachel Renee Russell
(2010)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Boy risks all to find his dog after Hurricane Katrina.
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By Brenda Woods
(2011)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Misfit finds a place to belong through Scrabble superpower.
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By Meg Wolitzer
(2011)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Girl's vivid imagination, kindness enrich all-time classic.
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By Frances Hodgson Burnett
(1998)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Rap star's moving novel about a bully redeemed.
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By 50 Cent
(2011)
AGE
17
QUALITY
 
Kesey's great madhouse epic best for older teens.
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By Ken Kesey
(2002)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
American classic captures romance, debauchery of Jazz Age.
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By F. Scott Fitzgerald
(1925)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
Tense journey to find ivory trader gone rogue in Congo.
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By Joseph Conrad
(1901)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Classic story of love and revenge still captivates.
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By Emily Bronte
(2005)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Moving Depression-era story of friendship, loneliness, fate.
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By John Steinbeck
(2002)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Gripping story of a girl's bravery during Hurricane Katrina.
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By Jewell Parker Rhodes
(2010)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Masterpiece of romance and manners entertains at any age.
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By Jane Austen
(1813)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Haunting tale of a boy coming to terms with mother's cancer.
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By Patrick Ness
(2011)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Classic satirical allegory about the abuse of power.
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By George Orwell
(1945)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Hemingway's masterpiece salutes Spain and Lost Generation.
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By Ernest Hemingway
(2006)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
Gritty novel of violence and race best for older teens.
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By Richard Wright
(1940)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Sweeping story of bicultural mother-daughter friction.
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By Amy Tan
(1989)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
Classic dystopian novel of life under constant scrutiny.
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By George Orwell
(1949)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Fast-paced, moving Dickens classic of reversed fortune.
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By Charles Dickens
(1893)

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