Book Reviews

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age 14+
Beautiful coming-of-age story about fandom and first love.
By Rainbow Rowell
(2013)
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age 16+
Brilliant, violent Afghanistan novel will enlighten teens.
By Khaled Hosseini
(2003)
age 14+
Brother-sister twins trace their rift in riveting novel.
By Jandy Nelson
(2014)
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age 12+
Heartbreaking, powerful tale amid diamond mines of Zimbabwe.
By Michael Williams
(2014)
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age 10+
Haunting look at killing of unarmed African-American teen.
By Kekla Magoon
(2014)
age 11+
Second, stronger installment focuses on characters.
By Lauren DeStefano
(2015)
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age 10+
Big-hearted book about overcoming dyslexia inspires.
By Lynda Mullaly Hunt
(2015)
age 7+
Boy strives to make his mark in funny family tale.
By Molly B. Burnham
(2015)
age 8+
Chinese girl visits U.S. in powerful friendship tale.
By Andrea Cheng
(2015)
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age 10+
Epic saga of theater family, told mostly in pictures.
By Brian Selznick
(2015)
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age 13+
Beautiful, emotional free-verse novel about conjoined twins.
By Sarah Crossan
(2015)
age 10+
Poignant story of a shy girl who speaks for social justice.
By Kristin Levine
(2012)
age 13+
Intimate, intense tale of soldier healing from brain injury.
By Harry Mazer, Peter Lerangis
(2012)
age 14+
Teen's emotional journey through loss, addiction, recovery.
By Jacqueline Woodson
(2012)
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age 9+
Honest novel shows brutality of grade school bullying.
By Judy Blume
(1974)
age 8+
Realistic story of girl coping with sick cat, dad's death.
By Joanne Rocklin
(2012)
age 6+
Junie B. Jones brings good fun and laughs to early readers.
By Barbara Park
(1992)
age 14+
Gritty, moving tale of boy trying to escape his barrio past.
By Greg Takoudes
(2013)
age 10+
Migrant worker girl faces big responsibility in sweet story.
By Cynthia Kadohata
(2013)
age 7+
Engaging school story about a messy boy with a good heart.
By Bill Harley
(2013)

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