Book Reviews

wtf Book Poster Image
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wtf
age 15+
Wild night of parties, drug deals, and mature misadventures.
By Peter Lerangis
(2009)
Stuck on Earth Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Older kids will relate to sci-fi fantasy about misfit teen.
By David Klass
(2010)
The Doom Machine Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Fun characters pepper save-the-world-from-aliens adventure.
By Mark Teague
(2009)
Purple Heart Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Powerful, heartbreaking tale of young soldiers in Iraq.
By Patricia McCormick
(2009)
Beautiful Book Poster Image
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age 17+
Good-girl-goes-bad tale packed with adult content.
By Amy Reed
(2009)
The Lovely Bones Book Poster Image
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age 17+
Violent, disturbing read meant for discussion with teens.
By Alice Sebold
(2002)
Sent: The Missing, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Intriguing premise, but too much exposition.
By Margaret Peterson Haddix
(2009)
The Maze Runner: Maze Runner Trilogy, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Teens are the pawns of evil adults in violent dystopia.
By James Dashner
(2009)
Leviathan Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Fast-paced World War I fantasy exciting yet low on violence.
By Scott Westerfeld
(2009)
The Hunchback Assignments Book Poster Image
age 12+
Horror mystery is too dark for most kids' tastes.
By Arthur Slade
(2009)
Catching Fire: The Hunger Games, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Sequel just as gripping -- and brutal -- as the first.
By Suzanne Collins
(2009)
If I Grow Up Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Very violent, stereotyped look at life in the 'hood.
By Todd Strasser
(2009)
Marcelo in the Real World Book Poster Image
age 14+
Gorgeously moving story about autistic teen.
By Francisco X. Stork
(2009)
Jumped Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Chilling book about girl-on-girl violence will leave mark.
By Rita Williams-Garcia
(2009)
Saint Iggy Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Gritty, powerful tale of growing up -- teens only.
By K. L. Going
(2006)
I Love You, Beth Cooper Book Poster Image
age 15+
Witty, raunchy novel spiked with geeky humor.
By Larry Doyle
(2009)
Castration Celebration Book Poster Image
age 16+
Crass, explicit novel tries to be provocative, ends up lame.
By Jake Wizner
(2009)
L.A. Candy Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Not as bad as you might expect from a reality TV star.
By Lauren Conrad
(2009)
Punkzilla Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Grim account of a runaway teen is intense and disturbing.
By Adam Rapp
(2009)
The Secret Life of Prince Charming Book Poster Image
age 14+
Teen's quest for truth is compelling; some strong profanity.
By Deb Caletti
(2009)

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