Book Reviews

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

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