Book Reviews

AGE
11
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Honest story about first crushes -- tweens and up.
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By Wendelin Van Draanen
(2006)
AGE
10
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Award-winning tale has environmental theme.
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By Carl Hiaasen
(2006)
AGE
14
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Powerful, intense short stories of love in the inner city.
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By Walter Dean Myers
(2007)
AGE
15
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Raw look at loss & addiction best for older teens.
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By Joyce Carol Oates
(2006)
AGE
13
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Gritty, honest look at teen pregnancy. Teens and up.
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By Sharon M. Draper
(2007)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
An honest look at teen pregnancy from boy's point of view.
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By Nick Hornby
(2007)
AGE
14
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Coming-of-age story about girl who had sex at 13.
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By Sara Zarr
(2007)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Freaky life-swap tale with fashion and flair.
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By Meg Cabot
(2008)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Teen copes after sisters die at mom's hand.
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By R. A. Nelson
(2007)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Teen survives abuse by mentally ill older sister.
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By Norma Fox Mazer
(2000)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Ripped-from-headlines story of mistaken identity.
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By Jacquelyn Mitchard
(2008)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Exciting vampire tale sucks in reluctant readers.
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By Heather Brewer
(2007)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Great discussion book on sex and repercussions.
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By Laura Ruby
(2006)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Third installment of series with wild plot twists and turns.
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By Janet Tashjian
(2008)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Teen drunk's tragic story best for mature readers.
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By Tim Tharp
(2008)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Realistic, nonpolitical view of the war in Iraq.
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By Walter Dean Myers
(2008)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Misfit escapes inner city. Moving identity story for teens.
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By Oscar Hijuelos
(2008)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
15 surrealist tales by a master illustrator.
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By Shaun Tan
(2009)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Cautionary tale about a teen drug addict.
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By Walter Dean Myers
(2009)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Teen's quest for truth is compelling; some strong profanity.
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By Deb Caletti
(2009)

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