Book Reviews

What We Saw Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Thought-provoking story about consent and truth.
By Aaron Hartzler
(2015)
Only Ever Yours Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Disturbing, riveting dystopian novel skewers beauty values.
By Louise O'Neill
(2015)
The First Time She Drowned Book Poster Image
age 14+
Beautiful, gripping story of healing after abuse.
By Kerry Kletter
(2016)
Sold Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Unforgettable story of Nepali girl sold into prostitution.
By Patricia McCormick
(2006)
Asking for It Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Haunting, harrowing story of rape, consent, blame, shame.
By Louise O'Neill
(2016)
A Monster Calls Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Haunting tale of a boy coming to terms with mother's cancer.
By Patrick Ness
(2011)
Me Before You Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Moving story of a quadriplegic and his quirky caregiver.
By Jojo Moyes
(2013)
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Book Poster Image
age 14+
Funny, gritty, and powerful novel of growing up on the rez.
By Sherman Alexie
(2007)
Towers Falling Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Moving, sometimes harrowing story of learning about 9/11.
By Jewell Parker Rhodes
(2016)
The First Part Last Book Poster Image
age 14+
A realistic look at being a teen parent.
By Angela Johnson
(2003)
Tyrell Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Graphic portrayal of homelessness; best for older teens.
By Coe Booth
(2006)
Fat Kid Rules the World Book Poster Image
age 14+
Meaty book offers plenty to talk about.
By K. L. Going
(2004)
A Face First Book Poster Image
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age 9+
A realistic look at the life of a burn victim.
By Priscilla Cummings
(2004)
Judy Moody Saves the World Book Poster Image
age 6+
Captivates kids transitioning to chapter books.
By Megan McDonald
(2004)
Judy Moody was in a mood. Not a good mood. A bad mood. Book Poster Image
age 6+
Wickedly funny take on life in third grade.
By Megan McDonald
(2004)
Stoner & Spaz Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Edgy, sardonic book is OK for mature readers.
By Ron Koertge
(2004)
Feather Boy Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Poignant search for the truth about a boy's death.
By Nicky Singer
(2004)
Strays Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Gripping story of teen entering foster care.
By Ron Koertge
(2007)
Shakespeare Bats Cleanup Book Poster Image
age 12+
Poetry helps a jock get well -- and get the girl.
By Ron Koertge
(2004)
When Jeff Comes Home Book Poster Image
age 15+
Heartbreaking, intense story of boy freed after kidnapping.
By Catherine Atkins
(2004)

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