Book Reviews

Fuzzy Mud Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Gripping, taut eco-thriller a thoughtful, satisfying read.
By Louis Sachar
(2015)
Every Last Word Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Touching tale of girl with OCD finding love through poetry.
By Tamara Ireland Stone
(2015)
Confessions of an Imaginary Friend: A Memoir by Jacques Papier Book Poster Image
age 8+
Whimsical, breezy faux memoir told by an imaginary friend.
By Michelle Cuevas
(2015)
Untwine Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Poignant, thoughtful tale of teen's loss, grief, recovery.
By Edwidge Danticat
(2015)
The Memory of Light Book Poster Image
age 13+
Realistic, gripping look at teen suicide and mental illness.
By Francisco X. Stork
(2016)
Counting Thyme Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Sensitive, engaging tale of girl with seriously ill brother.
By Melanie Conklin
(2016)
The Way I Used to Be Book Poster Image
age 14+
Teen's life unravels after rape in insightful, sad tale.
By Amber Smith
(2016)
Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass Book Poster Image
age 14+
Mesmerizing, gritty story of bullied Latina teen in NYC.
By Meg Medina
(2013)
This Is Where It Ends Book Poster Image
age 14+
Harrowing and heartbreaking story of a school shooting.
By Marieke Nijkamp
(2016)
The Mockingbirds Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Fast-paced, riveting story of date rape and its aftermath.
By Daisy Whitney
(2012)
Some Kind of Happiness Book Poster Image
age 8+
Adventurous girl uncovers family secrets in engrossing read.
By Claire Legrand
(2016)
Blind Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Blind teen probes a friend's death in compelling tale.
By Rachel DeWoskin
(2014)
You Know Me Well Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Sweet story of gay teens who become fast friends.
By Nina LaCour, David Levithan
(2016)
Shakespeare Makes the Playoffs Book Poster Image
age 12+
Wry, warm sports story will hook both boys and girls.
By Ron Koertge
(2011)
When Friendship Followed Me Home Book Poster Image
age 10+
Gripping, heartwarming story of foster boy's serious loss.
By Paul Griffin
(2016)
The Unexpected Everything Book Poster Image
age 13+
Sweet summer romance explores open and honest relationships.
By Morgan Matson
(2016)
The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things Book Poster Image
age 13+
Funny overweight girl goes through some heavy stuff.
By Carolyn Mackler
(2004)
The Brimstone Journals Book Poster Image
age 14+
Free verse poems about troubled teens -- and school attack.
By Ron Koertge
(2004)
God Went to Beauty School Book Poster Image
age 9+
Poems about God experiencing life as a human.
By Cynthia Rylant
(2004)
Flight #116 Is Down! Book Poster Image
age 11+
Hardly a classic, but still a riveting adventure.
By Caroline B. Cooney
(1992)

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