Book Reviews

AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Graphic adaptation of popular sci-fi novel seems oddly flat.
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By Marie Lu, Leigh Dragoon
(2015)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Strong writing lifts angsty apocalypse scenario.
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By Tommy Wallach
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Chinese girl visits U.S. in powerful friendship tale.
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By Andrea Cheng
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Lunar military adventure has strong teen girl at center.
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By Karen Bao
(2015)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Boy strives to make his mark in funny family tale.
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By Molly B. Burnham
(2015)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Second, stronger installment focuses on characters.
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By Lauren DeStefano
(2015)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Orphan refugee finds new family in beautifully bizarre tale.
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By Andrew Smith
(2015)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Fun, fresh sci-fi adventure has touching message of empathy.
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By Sophia McDougall
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Thinner story, less character depth in action-packed sequel.
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By Marion Jensen
(2015)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Haunting look at killing of unarmed African-American teen.
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By Kekla Magoon
(2014)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Absorbing prequel from the evil queen's perspective.
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By Marissa Meyer
(2015)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Fun space-pirate sequel adds complexity.
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By Jason Fry
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Heartbreaking, powerful tale amid diamond mines of Zimbabwe.
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By Michael Williams
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Brother-sister twins trace their rift in riveting novel.
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By Jandy Nelson
(2014)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Addictive alien-invasion sequel is jaw-droppingly intense.
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By Rick Yancey
(2014)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Harrowing, gripping end to post-apocalyptic trilogy.
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By Emmy Laybourne
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Girl comes to terms with dad's illness in relatable tale.
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By Megan Jean Severn
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Heartbreaking but beautiful novel about a sister's grief.
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By Ava Dellaira
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Nasty Brits rule 1816 New York in clever steampunk twist.
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By Andrea Cremer
(2014)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Captivating tale about teens sent to recolonize Earth.
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By Kass Morgan
(2013)

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