Book Reviews

age 15+
 
Raw look at loss & addiction best for older teens.
By Joyce Carol Oates
(2006)
age 15+
 
Boarding school novel with depth, drugs, and sex.
By Caroline Says, Hobson Brown, Taylor Materne
(2007)
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age 14+
 
An honest look at teen pregnancy from boy's point of view.
By Nick Hornby
(2007)
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age 14+
 
Coming-of-age story about girl who had sex at 13.
By Sara Zarr
(2007)
age 10+
 
Seventh grader documents her struggles in clever scrapbook.
By Jennifer L. Holm
(2007)
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age 12+
 
Freaky life-swap tale with fashion and flair.
By Meg Cabot
(2008)
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age 15+
 
Teen copes after sisters die at mom's hand.
By R. A. Nelson
(2007)
age 14+
 
Teen survives abuse by mentally ill older sister.
By Norma Fox Mazer
(2000)
age 14+
 
Ripped-from-headlines story of mistaken identity.
By Jacquelyn Mitchard
(2008)
age 10+
 
Exciting vampire tale sucks in reluctant readers.
By Heather Brewer
(2007)
age 4+
 
Kids from A to Z get ready for first grade fun.
By Louise Borden
(2008)
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age 14+
 
Next chapter in popular series deals with teen pregnancy.
By Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
(2008)
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age 15+
 
Graphic novel of teen misery -- authentic but mature.
By Mariko Tamaki
(2008)
age 14+
 
Third installment of series with wild plot twists and turns.
By Janet Tashjian
(2008)
age 15+
 
Teen drunk's tragic story best for mature readers.
By Tim Tharp
(2008)
age 13+
 
Realistic, nonpolitical view of the war in Iraq.
By Walter Dean Myers
(2008)
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age 14+
 
Cautionary tale about a teen drug addict.
By Walter Dean Myers
(2009)
age 14+
 
Teen's quest for truth is compelling; some strong profanity.
By Deb Caletti
(2009)
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age 16+
 
Grim account of a runaway teen is intense and disturbing.
By Adam Rapp
(2009)
age 15+
 
Witty, raunchy novel spiked with geeky humor.
By Larry Doyle
(2009)

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