Book Reviews

AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Raw look at loss & addiction best for older teens.
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By Joyce Carol Oates
(2006)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Disturbing novel explores the aftermath of bullying.
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By Suzanne Phillips
(2008)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
A realistic look at being a teen parent.
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By Angela Johnson
(2003)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Graphic portrayal of homelessness; best for older teens.
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By Coe Booth
(2006)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Free verse poems about troubled teens -- and school attack.
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By Ron Koertge
(2004)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Teen uses humor and fantasy to cope with abuse.
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By David Klass
(2005)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Classic novel of four brave children looking for a home.
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By Cynthia Voigt
(1981)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Newbery winner is delicate, humorous, poignant.
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By Susan Patron
(2006)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
A riveting utopian novel that's expertly crafted.
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By Lois Lowry
(1993)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Peek into Stargirl's diary in this moody sequel.
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By Jerry Spinelli
(2007)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Lots of mature content in gritty tale; OK for older teens.
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By Markus Zusak
(2006)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Teen angst and serious issues; best for mature teens.
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By Sarah Dessen
(2006)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Honest story about first crushes -- tweens and up.
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By Wendelin Van Draanen
(2006)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Award-winning tale has environmental theme.
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By Carl Hiaasen
(2006)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Standard clique book with same mean-girl behavior.
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By Melissa de la Cruz
(2008)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Disturbing suicide novel examines bullying, indifference.
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By Jay Asher
(2007)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Funny, gritty, and powerful novel of growing up on the rez.
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By Sherman Alexie
(2007)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
An honest look at teen pregnancy from boy's point of view.
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By Nick Hornby
(2007)
AGE
17
QUALITY
 
Good-girl-goes-bad tale packed with adult content.
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By Amy Reed
(2009)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
From suicide to bullying, every tough teen topic is present.
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By Lauren Oliver
(2010)

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