Book Reviews

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age 10+
 
Mesmerizing and disturbing moral allegory.
By Jerry Spinelli
(1997)
age 14+
 
Funny, gritty, and powerful novel of growing up on the rez.
By Sherman Alexie
(2007)
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age 14+
 
Beautiful coming-of-age story about fandom and first love.
By Rainbow Rowell
(2013)
age 11+
 
A riveting utopian novel that's expertly crafted.
By Lois Lowry
(1993)
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age 15+
 
Graphic portrayal of homelessness; best for older teens.
By Coe Booth
(2006)
age 13+
 
Teen uses humor and fantasy to cope with abuse.
By David Klass
(2005)
age 13+
 
Suspenseful plot has a psychological twist.
By Robert Cormier
(1979)
age 14+
 
Comic slacker-geek lit is fun for the right teen.
By John Green
(2006)
age 15+
 
Lots of mature content in gritty tale; OK for older teens.
By Markus Zusak
(2006)
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age 13+
 
Teen angst and serious issues; best for mature teens.
By Sarah Dessen
(2006)
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age 11+
 
Honest story about first crushes -- tweens and up.
By Wendelin Van Draanen
(2006)
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age 14+
 
Coming-of-age story about girl who had sex at 13.
By Sara Zarr
(2007)
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age 12+
 
Freaky life-swap tale with fashion and flair.
By Meg Cabot
(2008)
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age 14+
 
Edgy, sardonic book is OK for mature readers.
By Ron Koertge
(2004)
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age 14+
 
Powerful, violent tale about kids caught in a modern war.
By Meg Rosoff
(2005)
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age 17+
 
Violent, disturbing read meant for discussion with teens.
By Alice Sebold
(2002)
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age 11+
 
Classic novel of four brave children looking for a home.
By Cynthia Voigt
(1981)
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age 12+
 
Peek into Stargirl's diary in this moody sequel.
By Jerry Spinelli
(2007)
age 14+
 
A realistic look at being a teen parent.
By Angela Johnson
(2003)
age 14+
 
Meaty book offers plenty to talk about.
By K. L. Going
(2004)

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