Book Reviews

AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Teen's heartrending journey after brother's suicide.
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By Cynthia Hand
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Heartbreaking, uplifting, lyrical orphan tale in free verse.
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By A. L. Sonnichsen
(2015)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Troubled adopted boy learns to open heart in moving tale.
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By Cynthia Kadohata
(2014)
Editors' pick
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Superb writing and gripping, lean, fast-paced action make this extraordinary survival story impossible to put down.  
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By Louis Nowra
(2013)
Editors' pick
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Beautiful, lyrical writing makes this gut-wrenching story of a grief-stricken teen runaway worth the journey.
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By Vikki Wakefield
(2013)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Compelling apocalyptic survival story with four LGBT teens.
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By Francesca Lia Block
(2013)
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
Zany, interactive tale of trying to find and count monkeys.
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By Mac Barnett
(2013)
AGE
2
QUALITY
 
Cute animals and nonsense make counting fun.
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By Sandra Boynton
(2008)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Classic novel is rich in romance and humor.
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By Jane Austen
(1811)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
American classic captures romance, debauchery of Jazz Age.
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By F. Scott Fitzgerald
(1925)
AGE
17
QUALITY
 
Kesey's great madhouse epic best for older teens.
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By Ken Kesey
(2002)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Girl's vivid imagination, kindness enrich all-time classic.
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By Frances Hodgson Burnett
(1998)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Immortal romance is set against violent French Revolution.
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By Charles Dickens
(1894)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
Fascinating survival tale with animal facts, gory detail.
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By Yann Martel
(2001)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
Gripping dystopian novel of religious state against women.
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By Margaret Atwood
(1985)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Captivating story of teen's eccentric English family.
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By Dodie Smith
(2003)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Deeply poetic novel explores racial and sexual feelings.
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By Toni Morrison
(1970)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Tragic teen love story stands the test of time.
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By William Shakespeare
(2004)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Gripping story of marooned schoolboys and their savagery.
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By William Golding
(1954)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Profound novel offers brutal view of Spanish Civil War.
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By Ernest Hemingway
(1940)

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