Book Reviews

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age 14+
 
Beautiful coming-of-age story about fandom and first love.
By Rainbow Rowell
(2013)
age 10+
 
Seventh grader documents her struggles in clever scrapbook.
By Jennifer L. Holm
(2007)
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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 12+
 
Refreshing Clique series spinoff features smart girls.
By Lisi Harrison
(2009)
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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 15+
 
Chick-lit fave gets a movie tie-in.
By Sophie Kinsella
(2001)
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age 14+
 
Cautionary teen tale of gossip and social networking sites.
By Katie Finn
(2008)
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age 12+
 
Freaky life-swap tale with fashion and flair.
By Meg Cabot
(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)
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age 8+
 
Ear-to-ear-grinningly delightful school story.
By Andrew Clements
(2007)
age 11+
 
Standard clique book with same mean-girl behavior.
By Melissa de la Cruz
(2008)
age 14+
 
Mystery overshadowed by mean-girl vibe, shopping.
By Sara Shepard
(2007)
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age 14+
 
Coming-of-age story about girl who had sex at 13.
By Sara Zarr
(2007)
age 14+
 
Funny, gritty, and powerful novel of growing up on the rez.
By Sherman Alexie
(2007)
age 9+
 
Laugh-out-loud-funny series start tucks lessons in stories.
By Jeff Kinney
(2007)
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age 10+
 
Teens fight polluting casino boat owner.
By Carl Hiaasen
(2005)
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age 12+
 
Peek into Stargirl's diary in this moody sequel.
By Jerry Spinelli
(2007)

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