Book Reviews

AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Clever, creepy modern fairy tale with irresistible heroes.
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By Tom McNeal
(2013)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
Brilliant, violent Afghanistan novel will enlighten teens.
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By Khaled Hosseini
(2003)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Kyla runs for her life in exciting trilogy conclusion.
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By Teri Terry
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Fabulous, thought-provoking tale about a boy with epilepsy.
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By Andrew Smith
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Heartbreaking, powerful tale amid diamond mines of Zimbabwe.
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By Michael Williams
(2014)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
First graphic novel to win major child lit awards.
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By Gene Luen Yang
(2006)
Editors' pick
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
The protagonist doesn't make an expected transformation -- but teens still learn cost of addiction.
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By Tim Tharp
(2008)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Poignant story of a shy girl who speaks for social justice.
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By Kristin Levine
(2012)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Violent but riveting story of Haiti's past and present.
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By Nick Lake
(2012)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Honest novel shows brutality of grade school bullying.
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By Judy Blume
(1974)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Moving story of grieving American teen in African village.
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By Shana Burg
(2012)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Gritty, moving tale of boy trying to escape his barrio past.
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By Greg Takoudes
(2013)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Funny, charming tale of middle school crushes, friendships.
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By Tom Angleberger
(2010)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Unique novel about OCD teens in love is disturbing but good.
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By Corey Ann Haydu
(2013)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Love story about two Iranian girls is sad but educational.
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By Sara Farizan
(2013)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Engaging school story about a messy boy with a good heart.
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By Bill Harley
(2013)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Kindergarten jitters flipped in cute story of mom at school.
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By Maureen Fergus, Mike Lowery
(2013)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Funny, oddball story about sticking up for a friend.
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By Tom Angleberger
(2011)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Dark humor, edgy details elevate teen road trip.
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By Wolfgang Herrndorf
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Students stand up to principal and bullies in clever sequel.
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By Tom Angleberger
(2014)

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