Book Reviews

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age 15+
 
Graphic portrayal of homelessness; best for older teens.
By Coe Booth
(2006)
age 13+
 
Funny overweight girl goes through some heavy stuff.
By Carolyn Mackler
(2004)
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age 9+
 
A realistic look at the life of a burn victim.
By Priscilla Cummings
(2004)
age 9+
 
Poems about God experiencing life as a human.
By Cynthia Rylant
(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)
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)
age 4+
 
Draws in railroad buffs and reluctant readers.
By Christine Heap
(1998)
age 10+
 
A disturbing novel with no easy answers.
By Virginia Walter
(1998)
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age 10+
 
Mesmerizing and disturbing moral allegory.
By Jerry Spinelli
(1997)
age 13+
 
Suspenseful plot has a psychological twist.
By Robert Cormier
(1979)
age 11+
 
Hardly a classic, but still a riveting adventure.
By Caroline B. Cooney
(1992)
age 6+
 
Mildly charming but unspectacular book.
By Edith Baer
(1992)
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age 10+
 
A car crash ends one life and begins another.
By Paul Fleischman
(1998)
age 14+
 
Comic slacker-geek lit is fun for the right teen.
By John Green
(2006)
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age 10+
 
Teens connect over music and death. Intriguing.
By Andrew Clements
(2006)
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age 16+
 
Lyrical, award-winning thriller is complex; read with teens.
By Sonya Hartnett
(2006)

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