Book Reviews

AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Adventure series is formulaic but satisfying.
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By Victor Appleton
(2007)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Shocking sci-fi gives teens plenty to get wound up about.
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By Neal Shusterman
(2007)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Stephen Hawking tale confuses fact and fiction.
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By Lucy Hawking, Stephen Hawking
(2007)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Mystery overshadowed by mean-girl vibe, shopping.
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By Sara Shepard
(2007)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Coming-of-age story about girl who had sex at 13.
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By Sara Zarr
(2007)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Funny, gritty, and powerful novel of growing up on the rez.
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By Sherman Alexie
(2007)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
An honest look at teen pregnancy from boy's point of view.
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By Nick Hornby
(2007)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Teens fight polluting casino boat owner.
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By Carl Hiaasen
(2005)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Peek into Stargirl's diary in this moody sequel.
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By Jerry Spinelli
(2007)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Gripping story of teen entering foster care.
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By Ron Koertge
(2007)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Gripping, terrifying disaster tale will inspire discussions.
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By Susan Beth Pfeffer
(2006)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Flabby finale to senseless yet exciting series.
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By James Patterson
(2007)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Adventure continues with same lack of plot.
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By James Patterson
(2006)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Vonnegut's time-travel classic best for mature teen readers.
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By Kurt Vonnegut
(1969)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Great intro to Kurt Vonnegut for teens.
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By Kurt Vonnegut
(1959)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
First graphic novel to win major child lit awards.
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By Gene Luen Yang
(2006)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Newbery winner is delicate, humorous, poignant.
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By Susan Patron
(2006)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
Lyrical, award-winning thriller is complex; read with teens.
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By Sonya Hartnett
(2006)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Violent ecological time-travel thriller for teens.
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By David Klass
(2006)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Comic slacker-geek lit is fun for the right teen.
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By John Green
(2006)

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