Book Reviews

AGE
14
QUALITY
 
A realistic look at being a teen parent.
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By Angela Johnson
(2003)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Graphic portrayal of homelessness; best for older teens.
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By Coe Booth
(2006)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Boy's writings are lyrical, yet seamless and real.
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By Jacqueline Woodson
(2004)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
A realistic look at the life of a burn victim.
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By Priscilla Cummings
(2004)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Free verse poems about troubled teens -- and school attack.
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By Ron Koertge
(2004)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Poems about God experiencing life as a human.
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By Cynthia Rylant
(2004)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Poignant search for the truth about a boy's death.
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By Nicky Singer
(2004)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Gripping story of teen entering foster care.
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By Ron Koertge
(2007)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Poetry helps a jock get well -- and get the girl.
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By Ron Koertge
(2004)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Heartbreaking, intense story of boy freed after kidnapping.
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By Catherine Atkins
(2004)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Racism, mystery, murder, and politics ... at the mall.
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By Edward Bloor
(2004)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Luther fights to survive his criminal mother.
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By Christopher Paul Curtis
(2004)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Powerful, violent tale about kids caught in a modern war.
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By Meg Rosoff
(2005)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Teen uses humor and fantasy to cope with abuse.
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By David Klass
(2005)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Classic novel of four brave children looking for a home.
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By Cynthia Voigt
(1981)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Newbery winner is delicate, humorous, poignant.
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By Susan Patron
(2006)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
A riveting utopian novel that's expertly crafted.
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By Lois Lowry
(1993)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Draws in railroad buffs and reluctant readers.
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By Christine Heap
(1998)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
A disturbing novel with no easy answers.
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By Virginia Walter
(1998)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Mesmerizing and disturbing moral allegory.
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By Jerry Spinelli
(1997)

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