Book Reviews

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age 14+
Beautiful coming-of-age story about fandom and first love.
By Rainbow Rowell
(2013)
age 14+
Teen must prove she didn't kill parents in taut thriller.
By James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
(2012)
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age 14+
Suspenseful series starter full of pranks and mean girls.
By Sara Shepard
(2010)
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age 16+
From suicide to bullying, every tough teen topic is present.
By Lauren Oliver
(2010)
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age 17+
Good-girl-goes-bad tale packed with adult content.
By Amy Reed
(2009)
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age 17+
Violent, disturbing read meant for discussion with teens.
By Alice Sebold
(2002)
age 9+
Perfectly voiced, mysterious sci-fi coming-of-age tale.
By Rebecca Stead
(2009)
age 12+
Engaging cliffhanger continues series' rollercoaster ride.
By Meg Cabot
(2009)
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age 11+
Book/online-video hybrid is creepy fun.
By Patrick Carman
(2009)
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age 10+
Eco-mystery is suspenseful and funny.
By Carl Hiaasen
(2009)
age 15+
Chick-lit fave gets a movie tie-in.
By Sophie Kinsella
(2001)
age 15+
Sophisticated, mature mystery better for older teens.
By Judy Blundell
(2008)
age 9+
Exciting mystery, heavily merchandised.
By Rick Riordan, Gordon Korman, Jude Watson, Peter Lerangis
(2008)
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age 12+
Freaky life-swap tale with fashion and flair.
By Meg Cabot
(2008)
age 9+
Positive lessons, but more danger than 1st book.
By Trenton Lee Stewart
(2008)
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age 9+
Poignant tale of dyslexic seeking his past.
By Patricia Reilly Giff
(2008)
age 10+
Exciting vampire tale sucks in reluctant readers.
By Heather Brewer
(2007)
age 14+
Disturbing suicide novel examines bullying, indifference.
By Jay Asher
(2007)
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age 13+
Gritty, honest look at teen pregnancy. Teens and up.
By Sharon M. Draper
(2007)
age 9+
Suspenseful mystery with a Lemony Snicket vibe.
By Trenton Lee Stewart
(2007)

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