Book Reviews

AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Beautiful coming-of-age story about fandom and first love.
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By Rainbow Rowell
(2013)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
Brilliant, violent Afghanistan novel will enlighten teens.
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By Khaled Hosseini
(2003)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Brother-sister twins trace their rift in riveting novel.
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By Jandy Nelson
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Heartbreaking, powerful tale amid diamond mines of Zimbabwe.
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By Michael Williams
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Haunting look at killing of unarmed African-American teen.
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By Kekla Magoon
(2014)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Second, stronger installment focuses on characters.
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By Lauren DeStefano
(2015)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Boy strives to make his mark in funny family tale.
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By Molly B. Burnham
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Chinese girl visits U.S. in powerful friendship tale.
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By Andrea Cheng
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Realistic story of girl coping with sick cat, dad's death.
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By Joanne Rocklin
(2012)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Gritty, moving tale of boy trying to escape his barrio past.
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By Greg Takoudes
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Migrant worker girl faces big responsibility in sweet story.
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By Cynthia Kadohata
(2013)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Girl comes to terms with dad's illness in relatable tale.
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By Megan Jean Severn
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Heartbreaking but beautiful novel about a sister's grief.
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By Ava Dellaira
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Strong writing lifts angsty apocalypse scenario.
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By Tommy Wallach
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Magic happens when twins touch in fun tween romp.
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By Tia Mowry, Tamera Mowry
(2015)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Poignant tale of a fictional dictator's teen daughter.
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By J.C. Carleson
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Teen's emotional journey through loss, addiction, recovery.
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By Jacqueline Woodson
(2012)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Intimate, intense tale of soldier healing from brain injury.
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By Harry Mazer, Peter Lerangis
(2012)