Book Reviews

age 11+
 
A riveting utopian novel that's expertly crafted.
By Lois Lowry
(1993)
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age 12+
 
Clever, creepy modern fairy tale with irresistible heroes.
By Tom McNeal
(2013)
age 14+
 
Brother-sister twins trace their rift in riveting novel.
By Jandy Nelson
(2014)
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age 10+
 
Haunting look at killing of unarmed African-American teen.
By Kekla Magoon
(2014)
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age 15+
 
Powerful, heartbreaking tale of young soldiers in Iraq.
By Patricia McCormick
(2009)
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age 12+
 
Haunting tale of a boy coming to terms with mother's cancer.
By Patrick Ness
(2011)
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age 15+
 
Graphic portrayal of homelessness; best for older teens.
By Coe Booth
(2006)
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age 11+
 
Three novellas tell of teens dealing with death.
By Bruce Brooks
(2004)
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age 9+
 
A realistic look at the life of a burn victim.
By Priscilla Cummings
(2004)
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age 9+
 
Poignant search for the truth about a boy's death.
By Nicky Singer
(2004)
age 12+
 
Poetry helps a jock get well -- and get the girl.
By Ron Koertge
(2004)
age 15+
 
Heartbreaking, intense story of boy freed after kidnapping.
By Catherine Atkins
(2004)
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age 14+
 
Racism, mystery, murder, and politics ... at the mall.
By Edward Bloor
(2004)
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age 9+
 
A mysterious library card affects four lives.
By Jerry Spinelli
(2004)
age 11+
 
Gripping tale handles abuse with a delicate hand.
By Susan Shaw
(2005)
age 13+
 
Teen uses humor and fantasy to cope with abuse.
By David Klass
(2005)
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age 16+
 
Dark, brutal, otherworldly stories for mature readers.
By Margo Lanagan
(2007)
age 10+
 
A disturbing novel with no easy answers.
By Virginia Walter
(1998)
age 13+
 
Suspenseful plot has a psychological twist.
By Robert Cormier
(1979)
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age 13+
 
Sensitive portraits of kids growing up.
By Robert Cormier
(1991)

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