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)
age 11+
Another exciting, scary installment for ghost-story fans.
By Jonathan Stroud
(2015)
age 9+
Friends, villain clash on speeding train in gripping finale.
By Lemony Snicket
(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)
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age 12+
Strong, smart heroine in absorbing, gently paced mystery.
By Valynne E. Maetani
(2015)
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age 9+
Fascinating mystery nurtures a love of puzzles and codes.
By Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
(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)
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age 12+
Gripping thriller skimps on character development.
By CJ Omololu
(2015)
age 11+
Second, stronger installment focuses on characters.
By Lauren DeStefano
(2015)
age 10+
Kids race to save world in fast-paced sequel.
By Whitaker Ringwald
(2015)
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age 15+
Plenty of twists in exciting, mature mystery.
By Lauren Oliver
(2015)
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age 10+
Haunting look at killing of unarmed African-American teen.
By Kekla Magoon
(2014)
age 10+
Less quirky, darker, more absorbing mystery sequel.
By Rohan Gavin
(2015)
age 12+
Nail-biting page-turner jolts ghost series back to life.
By Maureen Johnson
(2015)

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