Book Reviews

AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Raw look at loss & addiction best for older teens.
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By Joyce Carol Oates
(2006)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Teen copes after sisters die at mom's hand.
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By R. A. Nelson
(2007)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Mystery overshadowed by mean-girl vibe, shopping.
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By Sara Shepard
(2007)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Great discussion book on sex and repercussions.
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By Laura Ruby
(2006)
AGE
14
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Teen star's struggle gives families lots to talk about.
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By Randi Reisfeld
(2008)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Southern Gossip Girl has slightly more depth.
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By Susan McBride
(2008)
AGE
14
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Chick lit with a dose of feminism.
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By Abby McDonald
(2009)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Grim account of a runaway teen is intense and disturbing.
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By Adam Rapp
(2009)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
Violent, disturbing read meant for discussion with teens.
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By Alice Sebold
(2002)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Disturbing novel explores the aftermath of bullying.
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By Suzanne Phillips
(2008)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Not as bad as you might expect from a reality TV star.
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By Lauren Conrad
(2009)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
A realistic look at being a teen parent.
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By Angela Johnson
(2003)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Graphic portrayal of homelessness; best for older teens.
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By Coe Booth
(2006)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Boy's writings are lyrical, yet seamless and real.
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By Jacqueline Woodson
(2004)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
A realistic look at the life of a burn victim.
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By Priscilla Cummings
(2004)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Free verse poems about troubled teens -- and school attack.
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By Ron Koertge
(2004)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Poems about God experiencing life as a human.
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By Cynthia Rylant
(2004)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Poignant search for the truth about a boy's death.
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By Nicky Singer
(2004)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Gripping story of teen entering foster care.
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By Ron Koertge
(2007)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Poetry helps a jock get well -- and get the girl.
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By Ron Koertge
(2004)

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