Book Reviews

Audrey, Wait! Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Good lesson on fame's price, but iffy content, too.
By Robin Benway
(2008)
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November Blues Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Gritty, honest look at teen pregnancy. Teens and up.
By Sharon M. Draper
(2007)
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Thirteen Reasons Why Book Poster Image
age 14+
Disturbing suicide novel examines bullying, indifference.
By Jay Asher
(2007)
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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Book Poster Image
age 14+
Funny, gritty, and powerful novel of growing up on the rez.
By Sherman Alexie
(2007)
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Slam Book Poster Image
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age 14+
An honest look at teen pregnancy from boy's point of view.
By Nick Hornby
(2007)
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Story of a Girl Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Coming-of-age story about girl who had sex at 13.
By Sara Zarr
(2007)
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Airhead Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Freaky life-swap tale with fashion and flair.
By Meg Cabot
(2008)
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Breathe My Name Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Teen copes after sisters die at mom's hand.
By R. A. Nelson
(2007)
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Jack Plank Tells Tales Book Poster Image
age 8+
An ex-pirate spins captivating yarns.
By Natalie Babbitt
(2007)
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When She Was Good Book Poster Image
age 14+
Teen survives abuse by mentally ill older sister.
By Norma Fox Mazer
(2000)
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Perfect: Pretty Little Liars #3 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Mystery overshadowed by mean-girl vibe, shopping.
By Sara Shepard
(2007)
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The Clique Summer Collection: Massie Book Poster Image
age 14+
Rich-girl series is so materialistic it hurts.
By Lisi Harrison
(2008)
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Likely Story Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Light, soapy summer read about a teen soap writer.
By David Van Etten
(2008)
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All We Know of Heaven Book Poster Image
age 14+
Ripped-from-headlines story of mistaken identity.
By Jacquelyn Mitchard
(2008)
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Eighth Grade Bites: The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod Book Poster Image
age 10+
Exciting vampire tale sucks in reluctant readers.
By Heather Brewer
(2007)
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Good Girls Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Great discussion book on sex and repercussions.
By Laura Ruby
(2006)
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Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love Stuart Little Book Poster Image
age 7+
Offbeat fun ideal for early chapter book readers.
By Peggy Gifford
(2007)
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Acting Out: Six One-Act Plays, Six Newbery Stars Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fun writing exercise, but doesn't always inspire.
By Avi, Katherine Paterson, Patricia MacLachlan, Richard Peck, Sharon Creech, Susan Cooper
(2008)
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Identical Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Thick free-verse bestseller takes graphic look at incest.
By Ellen Hopkins
(2008)
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Burn Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Disturbing novel explores the aftermath of bullying.
By Suzanne Phillips
(2008)
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