Book Reviews

age 8+
 
Fast-paced adventure with friends, zombies, and magic.
By Patrik Henry Bass
(2014)
age 8+
 
Funny, sweet fountain-of-youth fantasy about growing wiser.
By Jennifer L. Holm
(2014)
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age 9+
 
Worried girl gets magical pencil in reassuring story.
By Kate Messner
(2015)
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age 14+
 
Strong writing lifts angsty apocalypse scenario.
By Tommy Wallach
(2015)
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age 14+
 
Beautiful tale of missing girl explores magic, love, loss.
By Laura Ruby
(2015)
age 8+
 
Magic happens when twins touch in fun tween romp.
By Tia Mowry, Tamera Mowry
(2015)
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age 15+
 
Gritty, realistic tale of teen prostitution and trafficking.
By E.R. Frank
(2015)
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age 14+
 
Heartfelt romance about childhood BFFs reunited as teens.
By Robin Benway
(2015)
age 13+
 
Suspend disbelief for this dishy, exciting revenge tale.
By Carrie Ryan
(2015)
age 10+
 
Girl turns trash into treasures in hopeful underdog tale.
By Holly Schindler
(2014)
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age 14+
 
Gripping story of teen entering foster care.
By Ron Koertge
(2007)
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age 15+
 
Great discussion book on sex and repercussions.
By Laura Ruby
(2006)
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age 14+
 
Edgy, sardonic book is OK for mature readers.
By Ron Koertge
(2004)
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age 14+
 
Powerful, violent tale about kids caught in a modern war.
By Meg Rosoff
(2005)
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age 9+
 
A disfigured classmate teaches stirring lessons.
By Tony Abbott
(2006)
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age 13+
 
Gritty, honest look at teen pregnancy. Teens and up.
By Sharon M. Draper
(2007)
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age 17+
 
Violent, disturbing read meant for discussion with teens.
By Alice Sebold
(2002)
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age 11+
 
Classic novel of four brave children looking for a home.
By Cynthia Voigt
(1981)
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age 12+
 
Peek into Stargirl's diary in this moody sequel.
By Jerry Spinelli
(2007)
age 12+
 
Ghost boy tells the story of a book-banning.
By Chris Crutcher
(2005)

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