Book Reviews

AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Protagonist shows more depth here, but still pretty shallow.
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By Rachel Renee Russell
(2010)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
First in diary series thick with materialism, thin on plot.
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By Rachel Renee Russell
(2009)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Tween friends tackle healthy relationships and food choices.
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By Lauren Myracle
(2010)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Gritty retelling of Shakespeare tale for older teens.
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By Mal Peet
(2009)
AGE
12
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Wry, warm sports story will hook both boys and girls.
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By Ron Koertge
(2011)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
From suicide to bullying, every tough teen topic is present.
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By Lauren Oliver
(2010)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Sweeping story of bicultural mother-daughter friction.
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By Amy Tan
(1989)
wtf
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Wild night of parties, drug deals, and mature misadventures.
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By Peter Lerangis
(2009)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Powerful, heartbreaking tale of young soldiers in Iraq.
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By Patricia McCormick
(2009)
AGE
17
QUALITY
 
Good-girl-goes-bad tale packed with adult content.
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By Amy Reed
(2009)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
Violent, disturbing read meant for discussion with teens.
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By Alice Sebold
(2002)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Very violent, stereotyped look at life in the 'hood.
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By Todd Strasser
(2009)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Gorgeously moving story about autistic teen.
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By Francisco X. Stork
(2009)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Chilling book about girl-on-girl violence will leave mark.
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By Rita Williams-Garcia
(2009)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Gritty, powerful tale of growing up -- teens only.
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By K. L. Going
(2006)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Witty, raunchy novel spiked with geeky humor.
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By Larry Doyle
(2009)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
Crass, explicit novel tries to be provocative, ends up lame.
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By Jake Wizner
(2009)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Not as bad as you might expect from a reality TV star.
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By Lauren Conrad
(2009)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Grim account of a runaway teen is intense and disturbing.
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By Adam Rapp
(2009)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Teen's quest for truth is compelling; some strong profanity.
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By Deb Caletti
(2009)

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