Book Reviews

AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Graphic adaptation of popular sci-fi novel seems oddly flat.
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By Marie Lu, Leigh Dragoon
(2015)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Beautiful tale of missing girl explores magic, love, loss.
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By Laura Ruby
(2015)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Strong writing lifts angsty apocalypse scenario.
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By Tommy Wallach
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Chinese girl visits U.S. in powerful friendship tale.
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By Andrea Cheng
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Lunar military adventure has strong teen girl at center.
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By Karen Bao
(2015)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Multiethnic superhero saga reaches explosive conclusion.
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By Eric Dean Seaton
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Exciting sci-fi saga expands scope, adds depth to Tula.
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By Cecil Castellucci
(2015)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Boy strives to make his mark in funny family tale.
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By Molly B. Burnham
(2015)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Second, stronger installment focuses on characters.
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By Lauren DeStefano
(2015)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Orphan refugee finds new family in beautifully bizarre tale.
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By Andrew Smith
(2015)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Fun, fresh sci-fi adventure has touching message of empathy.
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By Sophia McDougall
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Thinner story, less character depth in action-packed sequel.
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By Marion Jensen
(2015)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Haunting look at killing of unarmed African-American teen.
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By Kekla Magoon
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Girl blasts off to alien moon in wacky, wise sci-fi sequel.
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By Adam Rex
(2015)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
High body count, low believability in Frankenstein homage.
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By Megan Shepherd
(2015)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Diverse superhero saga ups ante with mystical villains.
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By Eric Dean Seaton
(2014)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Absorbing prequel from the evil queen's perspective.
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By Marissa Meyer
(2015)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Modern civil war erupts in intense, action-packed sequel.
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By Trent Reedy
(2015)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Emotional story about the devastating effects of suicide.
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By Gayle Forman
(2015)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Fun space-pirate sequel adds complexity.
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By Jason Fry
(2014)

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