Book Reviews

AGE
16
QUALITY
 
Strip club on prom night? Worth a parent preview.
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By Brian Sloan
(2008)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Rich-girl series is so materialistic it hurts.
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By Lisi Harrison
(2008)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
Thick free-verse bestseller takes graphic look at incest.
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By Ellen Hopkins
(2008)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Not as bad as you might expect from a reality TV star.
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By Lauren Conrad
(2009)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Crass, explicit novel tries to be provocative, ends up lame.
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By Jake Wizner
(2009)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Very violent, stereotyped look at life in the 'hood.
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By Todd Strasser
(2009)
wtf
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Wild night of parties, drug deals, and mature misadventures.
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By Peter Lerangis
(2009)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
First in diary series thick with materialism, thin on plot.
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By Rachel Renee Russell
(2009)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Protagonist shows more depth here, but still pretty shallow.
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By Rachel Renee Russell
(2010)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
End-of-the-world story doesn't live up to its premise.
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By Alexandra Coutts
(2013)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Inauthentic story explores mental illness, Internet rumors.
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By Janet Ruth Young
(2011)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Funny overweight girl goes through some heavy stuff.
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By Carolyn Mackler
(2004)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Free verse poems about troubled teens -- and school attack.
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By Ron Koertge
(2004)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Poems about God experiencing life as a human.
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By Cynthia Rylant
(2004)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Hardly a classic, but still a riveting adventure.
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By Caroline B. Cooney
(1992)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Teens fight polluting casino boat owner.
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By Carl Hiaasen
(2005)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Holes sequel delves into edgier territory.
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By Louis Sachar
(2006)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Powerful but mature novel about child assassins.
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By Matt Whyman
(2006)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Too arcane for younger kids, better for adults.
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By Dan Brown
(2006)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Standard clique book with same mean-girl behavior.
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By Melissa de la Cruz
(2008)

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