Book Reviews

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age 15+
 
Emotional story about the devastating effects of suicide.
By Gayle Forman
(2015)
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age 14+
 
Powerful but mature novel about child assassins.
By Matt Whyman
(2006)
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age 14+
 
Action, suspense fill fast-paced virus-outbreak tale.
By Seth Fishman
(2014)
age 15+
 
Too arcane for younger kids, better for adults.
By Dan Brown
(2006)
age 14+
 
Free verse poems about troubled teens -- and school attack.
By Ron Koertge
(2004)
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age 14+
 
Gorgeous twins hit success in unlikely Hollywood tale.
By Ed Decter, Laura Burns
(2009)
age 14+
 
A teen's big nose leads to a big lesson in self-acceptance.
By Sydney Salter
(2009)
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age 16+
 
Chick lit with a dose of feminism.
By Abby McDonald
(2009)
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age 13+
 
Light, soapy summer read about a teen soap writer.
By David Van Etten
(2008)
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age 12+
 
A hip-hop, Romeo & Juliet-inspired love story.
By Walter Dean Myers
(2006)
age 11+
 
Standard clique book with same mean-girl behavior.
By Melissa de la Cruz
(2008)
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age 14+
 
Disturbing novel explores the aftermath of bullying.
By Suzanne Phillips
(2008)
age 13+
 
Angsty, suspenseful sequel is less socially conscious.
By Catherine Linka
(2015)
age 14+
 
Rich-girl series is so materialistic it hurts.
By Lisi Harrison
(2008)
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age 16+
 
Thick free-verse bestseller takes graphic look at incest.
By Ellen Hopkins
(2008)
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age 15+
 
Not as bad as you might expect from a reality TV star.
By Lauren Conrad
(2009)
age 16+
 
Crass, explicit novel tries to be provocative, ends up lame.
By Jake Wizner
(2009)
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age 14+
 
Very violent, stereotyped look at life in the 'hood.
By Todd Strasser
(2009)
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age 15+
 
Wild night of parties, drug deals, and mature misadventures.
By Peter Lerangis
(2009)
age 9+
 
First in diary series thick with materialism, thin on plot.
By Rachel Renee Russell
(2009)

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