Book Reviews

Story of a Girl Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Coming-of-age story about girl who had sex at 13.
By Sara Zarr
(2007)
Middle School Is Worse Than Meatloaf Book Poster Image
age 10+
Seventh grader documents her struggles in clever scrapbook.
By Jennifer L. Holm
(2007)
Airhead Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Freaky life-swap tale with fashion and flair.
By Meg Cabot
(2008)
Breathe My Name Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Teen copes after sisters die at mom's hand.
By R. A. Nelson
(2007)
When She Was Good Book Poster Image
age 14+
Teen survives abuse by mentally ill older sister.
By Norma Fox Mazer
(2000)
All We Know of Heaven Book Poster Image
age 14+
Ripped-from-headlines story of mistaken identity.
By Jacquelyn Mitchard
(2008)
Eighth Grade Bites: The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod Book Poster Image
age 10+
Exciting vampire tale sucks in reluctant readers.
By Heather Brewer
(2007)
Good Girls Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Great discussion book on sex and repercussions.
By Laura Ruby
(2006)
Off to First Grade Book Poster Image
age 4+
Kids from A to Z get ready for first grade fun.
By Louise Borden
(2008)
Almost Alice Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Next chapter in popular series deals with teen pregnancy.
By Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
(2008)
Skim Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Graphic novel of teen misery -- authentic but mature.
By Mariko Tamaki
(2008)
Larry and the Meaning of Life Book Poster Image
age 14+
Third installment of series with wild plot twists and turns.
By Janet Tashjian
(2008)
The Spectacular Now Book Poster Image
age 15+
Teen drunk's tragic story best for mature readers.
By Tim Tharp
(2008)
Sunrise Over Fallujah Book Poster Image
age 13+
Realistic, nonpolitical view of the war in Iraq.
By Walter Dean Myers
(2008)
Dark Dude Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Misfit escapes inner city. Moving identity story for teens.
By Oscar Hijuelos
(2008)
Dope Sick Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Cautionary tale about a teen drug addict.
By Walter Dean Myers
(2009)
The Secret Life of Prince Charming Book Poster Image
age 14+
Teen's quest for truth is compelling; some strong profanity.
By Deb Caletti
(2009)
Punkzilla Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Grim account of a runaway teen is intense and disturbing.
By Adam Rapp
(2009)
I Love You, Beth Cooper Book Poster Image
age 15+
Witty, raunchy novel spiked with geeky humor.
By Larry Doyle
(2009)
Jumped Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Chilling book about girl-on-girl violence will leave mark.
By Rita Williams-Garcia
(2009)

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