Book Reviews

age 11+
A riveting utopian novel that's expertly crafted.
By Lois Lowry
(1993)
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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 14+
A realistic look at being a teen parent.
By Angela Johnson
(2003)
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age 15+
Graphic portrayal of homelessness; best for older teens.
By Coe Booth
(2006)
age 14+
Meaty book offers plenty to talk about.
By K. L. Going
(2004)
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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)
age 13+
Teen uses humor and fantasy to cope with abuse.
By David Klass
(2005)
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age 11+
Classic novel of four brave children looking for a home.
By Cynthia Voigt
(1981)
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)
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age 12+
Peek into Stargirl's diary in this moody sequel.
By Jerry Spinelli
(2007)
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age 10+
Lyrical tale of small-town teens in a '60s summer.
By Lynne Rae Perkins
(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 10+
Award-winning tale has environmental theme.
By Carl Hiaasen
(2006)
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age 13+
Gritty, honest look at teen pregnancy. Teens and up.
By Sharon M. Draper
(2007)

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