Book Reviews

age 11+
Hardly a classic, but still a riveting adventure.
By Caroline B. Cooney
(1992)
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age 11+
Classic novel of four brave children looking for a home.
By Cynthia Voigt
(1981)
age 14+
A realistic look at being a teen parent.
By Angela Johnson
(2003)
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age 9+
Boy's writings are lyrical, yet seamless and real.
By Jacqueline Woodson
(2004)
age 13+
Funny overweight girl goes through some heavy stuff.
By Carolyn Mackler
(2004)
age 11+
A riveting utopian novel that's expertly crafted.
By Lois Lowry
(1993)
age 14+
Free verse poems about troubled teens -- and school attack.
By Ron Koertge
(2004)
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age 13+
Story of memory, danger, suspense, and trauma.
By Robert Cormier
(1977)
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)
age 9+
Poems about God experiencing life as a human.
By Cynthia Rylant
(2004)
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age 9+
Poignant search for the truth about a boy's death.
By Nicky Singer
(2004)
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age 9+
A realistic look at the life of a burn victim.
By Priscilla Cummings
(2004)
age 13+
Suspenseful plot has a psychological twist.
By Robert Cormier
(1979)
age 10+
A disturbing novel with no easy answers.
By Virginia Walter
(1998)
age 12+
Poetry helps a jock get well -- and get the girl.
By Ron Koertge
(2004)
age 15+
Heartbreaking, intense story of boy freed after kidnapping.
By Catherine Atkins
(2004)
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age 14+
Racism, mystery, murder, and politics ... at the mall.
By Edward Bloor
(2004)
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age 10+
Mesmerizing and disturbing moral allegory.
By Jerry Spinelli
(1997)
age 11+
Luther fights to survive his criminal mother.
By Christopher Paul Curtis
(2004)

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