Book Reviews

The Amanda Project: invisible i Book Poster Image
age 12+
Compelling, quirky onion of a mystery.
By Amanda Valentino, Stella Lennon, Melissa Kantor
(2009)
If I Grow Up Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Very violent, stereotyped look at life in the 'hood.
By Todd Strasser
(2009)
Change-Up: Mystery at the World Series Book Poster Image
age 9+
Mystery and ethics in sports journalism.
By John Feinstein
(2009)
Marcelo in the Real World Book Poster Image
age 14+
Gorgeously moving story about autistic teen.
By Francisco X. Stork
(2009)
Jumped Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Chilling book about girl-on-girl violence will leave mark.
By Rita Williams-Garcia
(2009)
Saint Iggy Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Gritty, powerful tale of growing up -- teens only.
By K. L. Going
(2006)
When You Reach Me Book Poster Image
age 9+
Perfectly voiced, mysterious sci-fi coming-of-age tale.
By Rebecca Stead
(2009)
I Love You, Beth Cooper Book Poster Image
age 15+
Witty, raunchy novel spiked with geeky humor.
By Larry Doyle
(2009)
Castration Celebration Book Poster Image
age 16+
Crass, explicit novel tries to be provocative, ends up lame.
By Jake Wizner
(2009)
Being Nikki: An Airhead Novel Book Poster Image
age 12+
Engaging cliffhanger continues series' rollercoaster ride.
By Meg Cabot
(2009)
L.A. Candy Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Not as bad as you might expect from a reality TV star.
By Lauren Conrad
(2009)
Punkzilla Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Grim account of a runaway teen is intense and disturbing.
By Adam Rapp
(2009)
The Secret Life of Prince Charming Book Poster Image
age 14+
Teen's quest for truth is compelling; some strong profanity.
By Deb Caletti
(2009)
The Ring of Rocamadour: The Red Blazer Girls, Bk. 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Delightful girl sleuth story with puzzles.
By Michael D. Bell
(2009)
The Composer Is Dead Book Poster Image
age 7+
Murder and mystery create a unique intro to the orchestra.
By Lemony Snicket
(2009)
My Big Nose and Other Natural Disasters Book Poster Image
age 14+
A teen's big nose leads to a big lesson in self-acceptance.
By Sydney Salter
(2009)
Dope Sick Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Cautionary tale about a teen drug addict.
By Walter Dean Myers
(2009)
The One Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Gorgeous twins hit success in unlikely Hollywood tale.
By Ed Decter, Laura J. Burns
(2009)
Skeleton Creek Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Book/online-video hybrid is creepy fun.
By Patrick Carman
(2009)
Sophomore Switch Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Chick lit with a dose of feminism.
By Abby McDonald
(2009)

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