Book Reviews

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age 14+
 
Heartfelt romance about childhood BFFs reunited as teens.
By Robin Benway
(2015)
age 13+
 
Suspend disbelief for this dishy, exciting revenge tale.
By Carrie Ryan
(2015)
age 10+
 
Girl turns trash into treasures in hopeful underdog tale.
By Holly Schindler
(2014)
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age 14+
 
Gripping story of teen entering foster care.
By Ron Koertge
(2007)
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age 15+
 
Great discussion book on sex and repercussions.
By Laura Ruby
(2006)
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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)
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age 13+
 
Gritty, honest look at teen pregnancy. Teens and up.
By Sharon M. Draper
(2007)
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age 17+
 
Violent, disturbing read meant for discussion with teens.
By Alice Sebold
(2002)
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age 11+
 
Classic novel of four brave children looking for a home.
By Cynthia Voigt
(1981)
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age 12+
 
Peek into Stargirl's diary in this moody sequel.
By Jerry Spinelli
(2007)
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age 9+
 
Award-winning tale takes risks with storytelling.
By Sharon Creech
(2005)
age 13+
 
Funny overweight girl goes through some heavy stuff.
By Carolyn Mackler
(2004)
age 9+
 
Poems about God experiencing life as a human.
By Cynthia Rylant
(2004)
age 11+
 
Hardly a classic, but still a riveting adventure.
By Caroline B. Cooney
(1992)
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age 10+
 
Teens fight polluting casino boat owner.
By Carl Hiaasen
(2005)
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age 12+
 
Holes sequel delves into edgier territory.
By Louis Sachar
(2006)
age 11+
 
Standard clique book with same mean-girl behavior.
By Melissa de la Cruz
(2008)
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age 12+
 
A hip-hop, Romeo & Juliet-inspired love story.
By Walter Dean Myers
(2006)
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age 13+
 
Good lesson on fame's price, but iffy content, too.
By Robin Benway
(2008)

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