Book Reviews

age 14+
 
Haunting, beautiful tale of love, pain, and secrets.
By Moira Fowley-Doyle
(2015)
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age 13+
 
Beautifully written tale of teen with eating disorder.
By Meg Haston
(2015)
age 12+
 
Scout confronts Atticus on integration in rambling sequel.
By Harper Lee
(2015)
age 13+
 
Teen's heartrending journey after brother's suicide.
By Cynthia Hand
(2015)
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age 8+
 
Heartbreaking, uplifting, lyrical orphan tale in free verse.
By A. L. Sonnichsen
(2015)
age 10+
 
Troubled adopted boy learns to open heart in moving tale.
By Cynthia Kadohata
(2014)
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age 12+
 
Powerful, gripping survival adventure is gory but great.
By Louis Nowra
(2013)
age 14+
 
Gut-wrenching tale of grieving runaway is edgy, lyrical.
By Vikki Wakefield
(2013)
age 15+
 
Compelling apocalyptic survival story with four LGBTQ teens.
By Francesca Lia Block
(2013)
age 3+
 
Zany, interactive tale of trying to find and count monkeys.
By Mac Barnett
(2013)
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age 2+
 
Cute animals and nonsense make counting fun.
By Sandra Boynton
(2008)
age 14+
 
Classic novel is rich in romance and humor.
By Jane Austen
(1811)
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age 14+
 
American classic captures romance, debauchery of Jazz Age.
By F. Scott Fitzgerald
(1925)
age 17+
 
Kesey's great madhouse epic best for older teens.
By Ken Kesey
(2002)
age 9+
 
Girl's vivid imagination, kindness enrich all-time classic.
By Frances Hodgson Burnett
(1998)
age 14+
 
Immortal romance is set against violent French Revolution.
By Charles Dickens
(1894)
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age 16+
 
Fascinating survival tale with animal facts, gory detail.
By Yann Martel
(2001)
age 16+
 
Gripping dystopian novel of religious state against women.
By Margaret Atwood
(1985)
age 12+
 
Captivating story of teen's eccentric English family.
By Dodie Smith
(2003)
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age 15+
 
Deeply poetic novel explores racial and sexual feelings.
By Toni Morrison
(1970)

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