Book Reviews

Saint Iggy Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Gritty, powerful tale of growing up -- teens only.
By K. L. Going
(2006)
The Lovely Bones Book Poster Image
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age 17+
Violent, disturbing read meant for discussion with teens.
By Alice Sebold
(2002)
Exposure Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Gritty retelling of Shakespeare tale for older teens.
By Mal Peet
(2009)
Playground Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Rap star's moving novel about a bully redeemed.
By 50 Cent
(2011)
Ninth Ward Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Gripping story of a girl's bravery during Hurricane Katrina.
By Jewell Parker Rhodes
(2010)
The Joy Luck Club Book Poster Image
age 14+
Sweeping story of bicultural mother-daughter friction.
By Amy Tan
(1989)
The Lions of Little Rock Book Poster Image
age 10+
Poignant story of a shy girl who speaks for social justice.
By Kristin Levine
(2012)
In Darkness Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Violent but riveting story of Haiti's past and present.
By Nick Lake
(2012)
Somebody, Please Tell Me Who I Am Book Poster Image
age 13+
Intimate, intense tale of soldier healing from brain injury.
By Harry Mazer, Peter Lerangis
(2012)
Beneath a Meth Moon Book Poster Image
age 14+
Teen's emotional journey through loss, addiction, recovery.
By Jacqueline Woodson
(2012)
Blubber Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Honest novel shows brutality of grade school bullying.
By Judy Blume
(1974)
Laugh with the Moon Book Poster Image
age 10+
Moving story of grieving American teen in African village.
By Shana Burg
(2012)
The Five Lives of Our Cat Zook Book Poster Image
age 8+
Realistic story of girl coping with sick cat, dad's death.
By Joanne Rocklin
(2012)
Junie B. Jones Series Book Poster Image
age 6+
Junie B. Jones brings good fun and laughs to early readers.
By Barbara Park
(1992)
When We Wuz Famous Book Poster Image
age 14+
Gritty, moving tale of boy trying to escape his barrio past.
By Greg Takoudes
(2013)
The Thing About Luck Book Poster Image
age 10+
Migrant worker girl faces big responsibility in sweet story.
By Cynthia Kadohata
(2013)
You Look Different in Real Life Book Poster Image
age 13+
Gripping novel of kids filmed every five years for docu.
By Jennifer Castle
(2013)
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda: Origami Yoda, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Funny, charming tale of middle school crushes, friendships.
By Tom Angleberger
(2010)
OCD Love Story Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Unique novel about OCD teens in love is disturbing but good.
By Corey Ann Haydu
(2013)
If You Could Be Mine Book Poster Image
age 14+
Love story about two Iranian girls is sad but educational.
By Sara Farizan
(2013)

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