Book Reviews

The Female of the Species Book Poster Image
age 15+
Powerful, dark, violent story of teen girl set on vengeance.
By Mindy McGinnis
(2016)
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When the Moon Was Ours Book Poster Image
age 14+
Lush and lyrical story explores identity, love, and magic.
By Anna-Marie McLemore
(2016)
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P.S. I Like You Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Charming contemporary romance hits all the right notes.
By Kasie West
(2016)
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Thieving Weasels Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Dark, funny tale of teen trying to flee his criminal family.
By Billy Taylor
(2016)
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Towers Falling Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Moving, sometimes harrowing story of learning about 9/11.
By Jewell Parker Rhodes
(2016)
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When Friendship Followed Me Home Book Poster Image
age 10+
Gripping, heartwarming story of foster boy's serious loss.
By Paul Griffin
(2016)
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Some Kind of Happiness Book Poster Image
age 8+
Adventurous girl uncovers family secrets in engrossing read.
By Claire Legrand
(2016)
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When We Collided Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Heartfelt summer romance explores mental illness and grief.
By Emery Lord
(2016)
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Asking for It Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Haunting, harrowing story of rape, consent, blame, shame.
By Louise O'Neill
(2016)
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Counting Thyme Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Sensitive, engaging tale of girl with seriously ill brother.
By Melanie Conklin
(2016)
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The First Time She Drowned Book Poster Image
age 14+
Beautiful, gripping story of healing after abuse.
By Kerry Kletter
(2016)
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We Are the Ants Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Mature themes explored in angsty end-of-the-world story.
By Shaun David Hutchinson
(2016)
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Only Ever Yours Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Disturbing, riveting dystopian novel skewers beauty values.
By Louise O'Neill
(2015)
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Monster: A Graphic Novel Book Poster Image
age 14+
Thought-provoking adaptation of classic coming-of-age novel.
By Walter Dean Myers, Guy A Sims
(2015)
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One
age 13+
Beautiful, emotional free-verse novel about conjoined twins.
By Sarah Crossan
(2015)
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The Marvels Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Epic saga of theater family, told mostly in pictures.
By Brian Selznick
(2015)
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Confessions of an Imaginary Friend: A Memoir by Jacques Papier Book Poster Image
age 8+
Whimsical, breezy faux memoir told by an imaginary friend.
By Michelle Cuevas
(2015)
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A Girl Undone:  A Girl Called Fearless, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Angsty, suspenseful sequel is less socially conscious.
By Catherine Linka
(2015)
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Dime Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Gritty, realistic tale of teen prostitution and trafficking.
By E.R. Frank
(2015)
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Twintuition: Double Vision Book Poster Image
age 8+
Magic happens when twins touch in fun tween romp.
By Tia Mowry, Tamera Mowry
(2015)
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