Book Reviews

AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Ben is lured to the dark side in fun, action-packed sequel.
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By Stuart Gibbs
(2015)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Beautiful tale of missing girl explores magic, love, loss.
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By Laura Ruby
(2015)
AGE
14
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Strong writing lifts angsty apocalypse scenario.
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By Tommy Wallach
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Chinese girl visits U.S. in powerful friendship tale.
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By Andrea Cheng
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Gripping thriller skimps on character development.
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By CJ Omololu
(2015)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Second, stronger installment focuses on characters.
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By Lauren DeStefano
(2015)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Kids race to save world in fast-paced sequel.
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By Whitaker Ringwald
(2015)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Plenty of twists in exciting, mature mystery.
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By Lauren Oliver
(2015)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Haunting, timely look at kiling of an unarmend black teen.
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By Kekla Magoon
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Mystery, adventure, laughs in imaginative series start.
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By Gordon Korman
(2015)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Emotional story about the devastating effects of suicide.
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By Gayle Forman
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Thriller full of glamour, intrigue may hook tweens, teens.
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By Ally Carter
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Heartbreaking, powerful tale amid diamond mines of Zimbabwe.
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By Michael Williams
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Mildly entertaining tween mystery falls short in resolution.
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By Heather Vogel Frederick
(2014)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Dark but fun 1890 murder mystery has feminist message.
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By Julie Berry
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Eye-opening high-tech thriller endorses activism.
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By Paolo Bacigalupi
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Murder mystery is formulaic fluff but rather addictive.
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By Sara Shepard
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Fabulous, thought-provoking tale about a boy with epilepsy.
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By Andrew Smith
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Snicket trails an arsonist in compelling installment.
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By Lemony Snicket
(2014)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Suspenseful, satisfying conclusion to teen hacker trilogy.
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By Michelle Gagnon
(2014)

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