Book Reviews

When She Was Good Book Poster Image
age 14+
Teen survives abuse by mentally ill older sister.
By Norma Fox Mazer
(2000)
Perfect: Pretty Little Liars #3 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Mystery overshadowed by mean-girl vibe, shopping.
By Sara Shepard
(2007)
The Clique Summer Collection: Massie Book Poster Image
age 14+
Rich-girl series is so materialistic it hurts.
By Lisi Harrison
(2008)
Likely Story Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Light, soapy summer read about a teen soap writer.
By David Van Etten
(2008)
All We Know of Heaven Book Poster Image
age 14+
Ripped-from-headlines story of mistaken identity.
By Jacquelyn Mitchard
(2008)
Eighth Grade Bites: The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod Book Poster Image
age 10+
Exciting vampire tale sucks in reluctant readers.
By Heather Brewer
(2007)
Good Girls Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Great discussion book on sex and repercussions.
By Laura Ruby
(2006)
Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love Stuart Little Book Poster Image
age 7+
Offbeat fun ideal for early chapter book readers.
By Peggy Gifford
(2007)
Acting Out: Six One-Act Plays, Six Newbery Stars Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fun writing exercise, but doesn't always inspire.
By Avi, Katherine Paterson, Patricia MacLachlan, Richard Peck, Sharon Creech, Susan Cooper
(2008)
Identical Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Thick free-verse bestseller takes graphic look at incest.
By Ellen Hopkins
(2008)
Burn Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Disturbing novel explores the aftermath of bullying.
By Suzanne Phillips
(2008)
Larry and the Meaning of Life Book Poster Image
age 14+
Third installment of series with wild plot twists and turns.
By Janet Tashjian
(2008)
The Spectacular Now Book Poster Image
age 15+
Teen drunk's tragic story best for mature readers.
By Tim Tharp
(2008)
Rehab Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Teen star's struggle gives families lots to talk about.
By Randi Reisfeld
(2008)
The Debs Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Southern Gossip Girl has slightly more depth.
By Susan McBride
(2008)
Sunrise Over Fallujah Book Poster Image
age 13+
Realistic, nonpolitical view of the war in Iraq.
By Walter Dean Myers
(2008)
Confessions of a Shopaholic Book Poster Image
age 15+
Chick-lit fave gets a movie tie-in.
By Sophie Kinsella
(2001)
Dark Dude Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Misfit escapes inner city. Moving identity story for teens.
By Oscar Hijuelos
(2008)
Return to Sender Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Intense story about illegal immigration and friendship.
By Julia Alvarez
(2009)
Sophomore Switch Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Chick lit with a dose of feminism.
By Abby McDonald
(2009)

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