Book Reviews

age 10+
High-spirited, funny steampunk adventure on Mars.
By Patrick Samphire
(2016)
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age 14+
Mature themes explored in angsty end-of-the-world story.
By Shaun David Hutchinson
(2016)
age 8+
Thought-provoking sci-fi saga has riveting twists.
By Margaret Peterson Haddix
(2016)
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age 12+
Poignant, thoughtful tale of teen's loss, grief, recovery.
By Edwidge Danticat
(2015)
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age 13+
Beautiful, emotional free-verse novel about conjoined twins.
By Sarah Crossan
(2015)
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age 10+
Epic saga of theater family, told mostly in pictures.
By Brian Selznick
(2015)
age 8+
Whimsical, breezy faux memoir told by an imaginary friend.
By Michelle Cuevas
(2015)
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age 9+
Engrossing, fast-paced sci-fi/fantasy has haunting dilemmas.
By Christine Hayes
(2015)
age 8+
Magic happens when twins touch in fun tween romp.
By Tia Mowry, Tamera Mowry
(2015)
age 12+
Graphic adaptation of popular sci-fi novel seems oddly flat.
By Marie Lu, Leigh Dragoon
(2015)
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age 14+
Strong writing lifts angsty apocalypse scenario.
By Tommy Wallach
(2015)
age 8+
Chinese girl visits U.S. in powerful friendship tale.
By Andrea Cheng
(2015)
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age 12+
Lunar military adventure has strong teen girl at center.
By Karen Bao
(2015)
age 7+
Boy strives to make his mark in funny family tale.
By Molly B. Burnham
(2015)
age 11+
Second, stronger installment focuses on characters.
By Lauren DeStefano
(2015)
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age 14+
Orphan refugee finds new family in beautifully bizarre tale.
By Andrew Smith
(2015)
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age 9+
Fun, fresh sci-fi adventure has touching message of empathy.
By Sophia McDougall
(2015)
age 8+
Thinner story, less character depth in action-packed sequel.
By Marion Jensen
(2015)
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age 10+
Haunting look at killing of unarmed African-American teen.
By Kekla Magoon
(2014)
age 13+
Absorbing prequel from the evil queen's perspective.
By Marissa Meyer
(2015)

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