Book Reviews

AGE
11
QUALITY
 
A riveting utopian novel that's expertly crafted.
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By Lois Lowry
(1993)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
First graphic novel to win major child lit awards.
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By Gene Luen Yang
(2006)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
A disturbing novel with no easy answers.
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By Virginia Walter
(1998)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Mesmerizing and disturbing moral allegory.
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By Jerry Spinelli
(1997)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Story of memory, danger, suspense, and trauma.
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By Robert Cormier
(1977)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Suspenseful plot has a psychological twist.
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By Robert Cormier
(1979)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Hardly a classic, but still a riveting adventure.
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By Caroline B. Cooney
(1992)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
A car crash ends one life and begins another.
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By Paul Fleischman
(1998)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Comic slacker-geek lit is fun for the right teen.
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By John Green
(2006)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Teens connect over music and death. Intriguing.
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By Andrew Clements
(2006)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
Lyrical, award-winning thriller is complex; read with teens.
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By Sonya Hartnett
(2006)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Offbeat, gritty story with heart. OK for older tweens.
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By Sue Stauffacher
(2005)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Teens fight polluting casino boat owner.
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By Carl Hiaasen
(2005)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Duff finds trouble while driving cross country.
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By Jeanne DuPrau
(2005)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Holes sequel delves into edgier territory.
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By Louis Sachar
(2006)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Peek into Stargirl's diary in this moody sequel.
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By Jerry Spinelli
(2007)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Lyrical tale of small-town teens in a '60s summer.
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By Lynne Rae Perkins
(2006)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Powerful but mature novel about child assassins.
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By Matt Whyman
(2006)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Lots of mature content in gritty tale; OK for older teens.
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By Markus Zusak
(2006)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Teen angst and serious issues; best for mature teens.
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By Sarah Dessen
(2006)

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