Book Reviews

The Spectacular Now Book Poster Image
age 15+
Teen drunk's tragic story best for mature readers.
By Tim Tharp
(2008)
Burn Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Disturbing novel explores the aftermath of bullying.
By Suzanne Phillips
(2008)
Identical Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Thick free-verse bestseller takes graphic look at incest.
By Ellen Hopkins
(2008)
Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love Stuart Little Book Poster Image
age 7+
Offbeat fun ideal for early chapter book readers.
By Peggy Gifford
(2007)
Acting Out: Six One-Act Plays, Six Newbery Stars Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fun writing exercise, but doesn't always inspire.
By Avi, Katherine Paterson, Patricia MacLachlan, Richard Peck, Sharon Creech, Susan Cooper
(2008)
Good Girls Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Great discussion book on sex and repercussions.
By Laura Ruby
(2006)
All We Know of Heaven Book Poster Image
age 14+
Ripped-from-headlines story of mistaken identity.
By Jacquelyn Mitchard
(2008)
Airhead Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Freaky life-swap tale with fashion and flair.
By Meg Cabot
(2008)
Likely Story Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Light, soapy summer read about a teen soap writer.
By David Van Etten
(2008)
A Really Nice Prom Mess Book Poster Image
age 16+
Strip club on prom night? Worth a parent preview.
By Brian Sloan
(2008)
The Clique Summer Collection: Massie Book Poster Image
age 14+
Rich-girl series is so materialistic it hurts.
By Lisi Harrison
(2008)
Breathe My Name Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Teen copes after sisters die at mom's hand.
By R. A. Nelson
(2007)
Audrey, Wait! Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Good lesson on fame's price, but iffy content, too.
By Robin Benway
(2008)
Eighth Grade Bites: The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod Book Poster Image
age 10+
Exciting vampire tale sucks in reluctant readers.
By Heather Brewer
(2007)
Street Love Book Poster Image
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age 12+
A hip-hop, Romeo & Juliet-inspired love story.
By Walter Dean Myers
(2006)
Thirteen Reasons Why Book Poster Image
age 14+
Disturbing suicide novel examines bullying, indifference.
By Jay Asher
(2007)
After the Wreck, I Picked Myself Up, Spread My Wings, and Flew Away Book Poster Image
age 15+
Raw look at loss & addiction best for older teens.
By Joyce Carol Oates
(2006)
November Blues Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Gritty, honest look at teen pregnancy. Teens and up.
By Sharon M. Draper
(2007)
The Ashleys #1: There's a New Name in School Book Poster Image
age 11+
Standard clique book with same mean-girl behavior.
By Melissa de la Cruz
(2008)
Perfect: Pretty Little Liars #3 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Mystery overshadowed by mean-girl vibe, shopping.
By Sara Shepard
(2007)

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