Book Reviews

age 13+
 
First graphic novel to win major child lit awards.
By Gene Luen Yang
(2006)
age 14+
 
Disturbing suicide novel examines bullying, indifference.
By Jay Asher
(2007)
age 15+
 
Teen drunk's tragic story best for mature readers.
By Tim Tharp
(2008)
age 13+
 
Intimate, intense tale of soldier healing from brain injury.
By Harry Mazer, Peter Lerangis
(2012)
age 14+
 
Teen's emotional journey through loss, addiction, recovery.
By Jacqueline Woodson
(2012)
age 10+
 
Funny mayhem at creative family's unusual summer camp.
By Stephanie S. Tolan
(2012)
age 10+
 
Girl stands up for gay mom in slight but thoughtful story.
By Jennifer Gennari
(2012)
age 10+
 
Moving story of grieving American teen in African village.
By Shana Burg
(2012)
age 8+
 
Realistic story of girl coping with sick cat, dad's death.
By Joanne Rocklin
(2012)
age 14+
 
Gritty, moving tale of boy trying to escape his barrio past.
By Greg Takoudes
(2013)
age 13+
 
Gripping novel of kids filmed every five years for docu.
By Jennifer Castle
(2013)
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age 14+
 
Unique novel about OCD teens in love is disturbing but good.
By Corey Ann Haydu
(2013)
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age 12+
 
Clever, creepy modern fairy tale with irresistible heroes.
By Tom McNeal
(2013)
age 14+
 
Love story about two Iranian girls is sad but educational.
By Sara Farizan
(2013)
age 14+
 
Engaging novel shows teens' lives altered by tragedy.
By Robyn Schneider
(2013)
age 12+
 
Oddly sweet dystopian mystery marred by out-of-place action.
By Lauren DeStefano
(2013)
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age 16+
 
Brilliant, violent Afghanistan novel will enlighten teens.
By Khaled Hosseini
(2003)
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age 14+
 
Romantic ghost story is light on chills and thrills.
By Francesca Lia Block
(2014)
age 13+
 
Poignant tale of a fictional dictator's teen daughter.
By J.C. Carleson
(2014)
age 14+
 
Dark humor, edgy details elevate teen road trip.
By Wolfgang Herrndorf
(2014)

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