Book Reviews

AGE
10
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Intense story about illegal immigration and friendship.
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By Julia Alvarez
(2009)
AGE
15
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Misfit escapes inner city. Moving identity story for teens.
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By Oscar Hijuelos
(2008)
AGE
15
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Chick-lit fave gets a movie tie-in.
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By Sophie Kinsella
(2001)
AGE
13
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Realistic, nonpolitical view of the war in Iraq.
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By Walter Dean Myers
(2008)
AGE
14
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Teen star's struggle gives families lots to talk about.
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By Randi Reisfeld
(2008)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Southern Gossip Girl has slightly more depth.
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By Susan McBride
(2008)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Third installment of series with wild plot twists and turns.
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By Janet Tashjian
(2008)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Teen drunk's tragic story best for mature readers.
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By Tim Tharp
(2008)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Disturbing novel explores the aftermath of bullying.
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By Suzanne Phillips
(2008)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
Thick free-verse bestseller takes graphic look at incest.
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By Ellen Hopkins
(2008)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Offbeat fun ideal for early chapter book readers.
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By Peggy Gifford
(2007)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Fun writing exercise, but doesn't always inspire.
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By Avi, Katherine Paterson, Patricia MacLachlan, Richard Peck, Sharon Creech, Susan Cooper
(2008)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Great discussion book on sex and repercussions.
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By Laura Ruby
(2006)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Ripped-from-headlines story of mistaken identity.
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By Jacquelyn Mitchard
(2008)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Freaky life-swap tale with fashion and flair.
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By Meg Cabot
(2008)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Light, soapy summer read about a teen soap writer.
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By David Van Etten
(2008)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
Strip club on prom night? Worth a parent preview.
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By Brian Sloan
(2008)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Rich-girl series is so materialistic it hurts.
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By Lisi Harrison
(2008)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Teen copes after sisters die at mom's hand.
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By R. A. Nelson
(2007)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Good lesson on fame's price, but iffy content too.
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By Robin Benway
(2008)

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