Book Reviews

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age 14+
Mature themes explored in angsty end-of-the-world story.
By Shaun David Hutchinson
(2016)
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age 12+
Poignant, thoughtful tale of teen's loss, grief, recovery.
By Edwidge Danticat
(2015)
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age 13+
Beautiful, emotional free-verse novel about conjoined twins.
By Sarah Crossan
(2015)
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age 10+
Epic saga of theater family, told mostly in pictures.
By Brian Selznick
(2015)
age 8+
Whimsical, breezy faux memoir told by an imaginary friend.
By Michelle Cuevas
(2015)
age 8+
Magic happens when twins touch in fun tween romp.
By Tia Mowry, Tamera Mowry
(2015)
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age 14+
Strong writing lifts angsty apocalypse scenario.
By Tommy Wallach
(2015)
age 8+
Chinese girl visits U.S. in powerful friendship tale.
By Andrea Cheng
(2015)
age 7+
Boy strives to make his mark in funny family tale.
By Molly B. Burnham
(2015)
age 11+
Second, stronger installment focuses on characters.
By Lauren DeStefano
(2015)
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age 10+
Haunting look at killing of unarmed African-American teen.
By Kekla Magoon
(2014)
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age 12+
Heartbreaking, powerful tale amid diamond mines of Zimbabwe.
By Michael Williams
(2014)
age 14+
Brother-sister twins trace their rift in riveting novel.
By Jandy Nelson
(2014)
age 9+
Girl comes to terms with dad's illness in relatable tale.
By Megan Jean Severn
(2014)
age 14+
Heartbreaking but beautiful novel about a sister's grief.
By Ava Dellaira
(2014)
age 13+
Poignant tale of a fictional dictator's teen daughter.
By J.C. Carleson
(2014)
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age 14+
Beautiful coming-of-age story about fandom and first love.
By Rainbow Rowell
(2013)
age 10+
Migrant worker girl faces big responsibility in sweet story.
By Cynthia Kadohata
(2013)
age 14+
Gritty, moving tale of boy trying to escape his barrio past.
By Greg Takoudes
(2013)
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age 16+
Brilliant, violent Afghanistan novel will enlighten teens.
By Khaled Hosseini
(2003)

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