Book Reviews

Million-Dollar Throw Book Poster Image
age 10+
Another Lupica sensitive dad/son sports story.
By Mike Lupica
(2009)
Pop Book Poster Image
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Pop
age 12+
Complex story of football, friendship, and family secrets.
By Gordon Korman
(2009)
The Lovely Bones Book Poster Image
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age 17+
Violent, disturbing read meant for discussion with teens.
By Alice Sebold
(2002)
Beautiful Book Poster Image
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age 17+
Good-girl-goes-bad tale packed with adult content.
By Amy Reed
(2009)
Purple Heart Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Powerful, heartbreaking tale of young soldiers in Iraq.
By Patricia McCormick
(2009)
wtf Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Wild night of parties, drug deals, and mature misadventures.
By Peter Lerangis
(2009)
The Batboy Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Conversation starter for kids who look up to pro athletes.
By Mike Lupica
(2010)
Before I Fall Book Poster Image
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age 16+
From suicide to bullying, every tough teen topic is present.
By Lauren Oliver
(2010)
Shakespeare Makes the Playoffs Book Poster Image
age 12+
Wry, warm sports story will hook both boys and girls.
By Ron Koertge
(2011)
Exposure Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Gritty retelling of Shakespeare tale for older teens.
By Mal Peet
(2009)
Violet in Bloom: A Flower Power Book Book Poster Image
age 9+
Tween friends tackle healthy relationships and food choices.
By Lauren Myracle
(2010)
Dork Diaries 1: Tales from a NOT-SO-Fabulous Life Book Poster Image
age 9+
First in diary series thick with materialism, thin on plot.
By Rachel Renee Russell
(2009)
Dork Diaries 2: Tales from a NOT-SO-Popular Party Girl Book Poster Image
age 9+
Protagonist shows more depth here, but still pretty shallow.
By Rachel Renee Russell
(2010)
Hothead Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Hit book teams baseball with lessons on character.
By Cal Ripken, Jr.
(2011)
Best of the Best Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Tween baseball book provides tips for sports and friendship.
By Tim Green
(2011)
The First Part Last Book Poster Image
age 14+
A realistic look at being a teen parent.
By Angela Johnson
(2003)
Tyrell Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Graphic portrayal of homelessness; best for older teens.
By Coe Booth
(2006)
Fat Kid Rules the World Book Poster Image
age 14+
Meaty book offers plenty to talk about.
By K. L. Going
(2004)
Locomotion Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Boy's writings are lyrical, yet seamless and real.
By Jacqueline Woodson
(2004)
The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things Book Poster Image
age 13+
Funny overweight girl goes through some heavy stuff.
By Carolyn Mackler
(2004)

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