Book Reviews

Teen Spirit Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Romantic ghost story is light on chills and thrills.
By Francesca Lia Block
(2014)
The Well's End Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Action, suspense fill fast-paced virus-outbreak tale.
By Seth Fishman
(2014)
The End or Something Like That Book Poster Image
age 12+
Teen haunted by promise to dying friend in tale of grief.
By Ann Dee Ellis
(2014)
Everything Leads to You Book Poster Image
age 14+
Teen finds mystery and romance in engaging Hollywood tale.
By Nina LaCour
(2014)
Dirty Wings Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Sex, drugs, rock, mythology fill dark paranormal tale.
By Sarah McCarry
(2014)
I Was Here Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Emotional story about the devastating effects of suicide.
By Gayle Forman
(2015)
A Girl Undone:  A Girl Called Fearless, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Angsty, suspenseful sequel is less socially conscious.
By Catherine Linka
(2015)
We Are the Ants Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Mature themes explored in angsty end-of-the-world story.
By Shaun David Hutchinson
(2016)
When We Collided Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Heartfelt summer romance explores mental illness and grief.
By Emery Lord
(2016)
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)
Flush Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Teens fight polluting casino boat owner.
By Carl Hiaasen
(2005)
Small Steps Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Holes sequel delves into edgier territory.
By Louis Sachar
(2006)
Boy Kills Man Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Powerful but mature novel about child assassins.
By Matt Whyman
(2006)
The Da Vinci Code Book Poster Image
age 15+
Too arcane for younger kids, better for adults.
By Dan Brown
(2006)
The Ashleys #1: There's a New Name in School Book Poster Image
age 11+
Standard clique book with same mean-girl behavior.
By Melissa de la Cruz
(2008)
Street Love Book Poster Image
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age 12+
A hip-hop, Romeo & Juliet-inspired love story.
By Walter Dean Myers
(2006)
Audrey, Wait! Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Good lesson on fame's price, but iffy content, too.
By Robin Benway
(2008)
Thirteen Reasons Why Book Poster Image
age 14+
Disturbing suicide novel examines bullying, indifference.
By Jay Asher
(2007)
Perfect: Pretty Little Liars #3 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Mystery overshadowed by mean-girl vibe, shopping.
By Sara Shepard
(2007)

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