Book Reviews

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)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Graphic portrayal of homelessness; best for older teens.
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By Coe Booth
(2006)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Teens connect over music and death. Intriguing.
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By Andrew Clements
(2006)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Easy reader about aliens stranded on Earth.
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By Dan Greenburg
(2006)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Honest story about first crushes -- tweens and up.
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By Wendelin Van Draanen
(2006)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Thoughtful sci-fi about the price of beauty.
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By Scott Westerfeld
(2006)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Too arcane for younger kids, better for adults.
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By Dan Brown
(2006)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Don't look for much Ember here. But OK for tweens.
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By Jeanne DuPrau
(2006)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
OK series launch about flock of mutants. Tweens.
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By James Patterson
(2006)

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