Book Reviews

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age 9+
Boy's writings are lyrical, yet seamless and real.
By Jacqueline Woodson
(2004)
age 11+
A riveting utopian novel that's expertly crafted.
By Lois Lowry
(1993)
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age 10+
Mesmerizing and disturbing moral allegory.
By Jerry Spinelli
(1997)
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age 13+
Story of memory, danger, suspense, and trauma.
By Robert Cormier
(1977)
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age 10+
A car crash ends one life and begins another.
By Paul Fleischman
(1998)
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age 11+
Offbeat, gritty story with heart. OK for older tweens.
By Sue Stauffacher
(2005)
age 14+
Funny, gritty, and powerful novel of growing up on the rez.
By Sherman Alexie
(2007)
age 14+
Gorgeously moving story about autistic teen.
By Francisco X. Stork
(2009)
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age 15+
Powerful, heartbreaking tale of young soldiers in Iraq.
By Patricia McCormick
(2009)
age 10+
Boy risks all to find his dog after Hurricane Katrina.
By Brenda Woods
(2011)
age 3+
Exceptional art, sensitive story reunite a boy and his bear.
By Philip C. Stead
(2011)
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age 12+
Haunting tale of a boy coming to terms with mother's cancer.
By Patrick Ness
(2011)
age 2+
Excellent vocab builder is also big wacky fun.
By Richard Scarry
(1998)
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age 15+
Mature romance explores love, travel, and self-discovery.
By Gayle Forman
(2013)
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age 12+
Clever, creepy modern fairy tale with irresistible heroes.
By Tom McNeal
(2013)
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age 14+
Beautiful coming-of-age story about fandom and first love.
By Rainbow Rowell
(2013)
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age 16+
Brilliant, violent Afghanistan novel will enlighten teens.
By Khaled Hosseini
(2003)
age 10+
Epic, adventurous, romantic, fantastic graphic novel.
By Isabel Greenberg
(2013)
age 12+
Kyla runs for her life in exciting trilogy conclusion.
By Teri Terry
(2014)
age 14+
Brother-sister twins trace their rift in riveting novel.
By Jandy Nelson
(2014)

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