Book Reviews

age 13+
 
First graphic novel to win major child lit awards.
By Gene Luen Yang
(2006)
age 15+
 
Teen drunk's tragic story best for mature readers.
By Tim Tharp
(2008)
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age 14+
 
Violent but riveting story of Haiti's past and present.
By Nick Lake
(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 14+
 
Gritty, moving tale of boy trying to escape his barrio past.
By Greg Takoudes
(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)
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age 16+
 
Brilliant, violent Afghanistan novel will enlighten teens.
By Khaled Hosseini
(2003)
age 14+
 
Dark humor, edgy details elevate teen road trip.
By Wolfgang Herrndorf
(2014)
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age 10+
 
Gripping sports story about a boy's struggle for identity.
By Tim Green
(2014)
age 14+
 
Heartbreaking but beautiful novel about a sister's grief.
By Ava Dellaira
(2014)
age 12+
 
Kyla runs for her life in exciting trilogy conclusion.
By Teri Terry
(2014)
age 14+
 
Teen finds mystery and romance in engaging Hollywood tale.
By Nina LaCour
(2014)
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age 16+
 
Sex, drugs, rock, mythology fill dark paranormal tale.
By Sarah McCarry
(2014)
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age 12+
 
Blind teen probes a friend's death in compelling tale.
By Rachel DeWoskin
(2014)
age 14+
 
Fabulous, thought-provoking tale about a boy with epilepsy.
By Andrew Smith
(2014)
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age 12+
 
Heartbreaking, powerful tale amid diamond mines of Zimbabwe.
By Michael Williams
(2014)

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