Book Reviews

Towers Falling Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Moving, sometimes harrowing story of learning about 9/11.
By Jewell Parker Rhodes
(2016)
When Friendship Followed Me Home Book Poster Image
age 10+
Gripping, heartwarming story of foster boy's serious loss.
By Paul Griffin
(2016)
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)
This Is Where It Ends Book Poster Image
age 14+
Harrowing and heartbreaking story of a school shooting.
By Marieke Nijkamp
(2016)
Some Kind of Happiness Book Poster Image
age 8+
Adventurous girl uncovers family secrets in engrossing read.
By Claire Legrand
(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)
Asking for It Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Haunting, harrowing story of rape, consent, blame, shame.
By Louise O'Neill
(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)
Sold Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Unforgettable story of Nepali girl sold into prostitution.
By Patricia McCormick
(2006)
The First Time She Drowned Book Poster Image
age 14+
Beautiful, gripping story of healing after abuse.
By Kerry Kletter
(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)
The Memory of Light Book Poster Image
age 13+
Realistic, gripping look at teen suicide and mental illness.
By Francisco X. Stork
(2016)
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)
Untwine Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Poignant, thoughtful tale of teen's loss, grief, recovery.
By Edwidge Danticat
(2015)
Only Ever Yours Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Disturbing, riveting dystopian novel skewers beauty values.
By Louise O'Neill
(2015)
What We Saw Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Thought-provoking story about consent and truth.
By Aaron Hartzler
(2015)
Monster: A Graphic Novel Book Poster Image
age 14+
Thought-provoking adaptation of classic coming-of-age novel.
By Walter Dean Myers, Guy A Sims
(2015)
One Book Poster Image
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One
age 13+
Beautiful, emotional free-verse novel about conjoined twins.
By Sarah Crossan
(2015)
All American Boys Book Poster Image
age 12+
Haunting tale of two boys' lives changed by police assault.
By Jason Reynolds, Brendan Kiely
(2015)
The Marvels Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Epic saga of theater family, told mostly in pictures.
By Brian Selznick
(2015)

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