Book Reviews

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Luther fights to survive his criminal mother.
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By Christopher Paul Curtis
(2004)
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A realistic look at being a teen parent.
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By Angela Johnson
(2003)
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Graphic portrayal of homelessness; best for older teens.
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By Coe Booth
(2006)
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Meaty book offers plenty to talk about.
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By K. L. Going
(2004)
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Boy's writings are lyrical, yet seamless and real.
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By Jacqueline Woodson
(2004)
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Funny overweight girl goes through some heavy stuff.
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By Carolyn Mackler
(2004)
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A realistic look at the life of a burn victim.
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By Priscilla Cummings
(2004)
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Poems about God experiencing life as a human.
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By Cynthia Rylant
(2004)
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Poignant search for the truth about a boy's death.
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By Nicky Singer
(2004)
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Poetry helps a jock get well -- and get the girl.
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By Ron Koertge
(2004)
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Heartbreaking, intense story of boy freed after kidnapping.
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By Catherine Atkins
(2004)
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Racism, mystery, murder, and politics ... at the mall.
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By Edward Bloor
(2004)
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Award-winning tale takes risks with storytelling.
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By Sharon Creech
(2005)
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Gripping tale handles abuse with a delicate hand.
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By Susan Shaw
(2005)
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Teen uses humor and fantasy to cope with abuse.
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By David Klass
(2005)
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Classic novel of four brave children looking for a home.
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By Cynthia Voigt
(1981)
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Newbery winner is delicate, humorous, poignant.
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By Susan Patron
(2006)
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Complex, intense story is OK for mature teens.
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By Meg Rosoff
(2007)
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A riveting utopian novel that's expertly crafted.
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By Lois Lowry
(1993)
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First graphic novel to win major child lit awards.
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By Gene Luen Yang
(2006)

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