Book Reviews

AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Fractured fairy tale has plenty of twists for fantasy fans.
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By Soman Chainani
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Captivating, imaginative story of kids in fairy-tale world.
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By Chris Colfer
(2012)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Exciting, funny, violent, and touching Hansel & Gretel tale.
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By Adam Gidwitz
(2010)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
A gem, with strong girl characters, '60s black history.
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By Rita Williams-Garcia
(2010)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Growing up in the heartland beautifully, movingly portrayed.
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By Roseanne Parry
(2009)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Wildly inventive, wonderful fairy tales for mature teens.
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By Laini Taylor
(2009)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Classic still charms despite outdated gender roles.
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By Louisa May Alcott
(1868)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Gripping, unsentimental look at teen in coma.
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By Gayle Forman
(2009)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Engrossing story of fitting in at private school.
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By Gennifer Choldenko
(2007)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Newbery honoree about life with an autistic sib.
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By Cynthia Lord
(2006)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Homely heroine discovers true beauty in charming fantasy.
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By Gail Carson Levine
(2006)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
A family flees a mean mother in this rich novel.
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By Pam Munoz Ryan
(2006)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Sisters romp through summer in old-fashioned charmer.
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By Jeanne Birdsall
(2005)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Stunning saga of an African-American family.
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By Walter Dean Myers
(1994)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Well-crafted tale of an orphan's search for home.
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By Christopher Paul Curtis
(1999)
AGE
2
QUALITY
 
Sentimental bunny tale tugs on the heartstrings.
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By Sam McBratney
(1996)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
A gripping, emotionally complex page-turner.
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By Caroline B. Cooney
(1991)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Fans of the first book will devour this one.
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By Caroline B. Cooney
(1993)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Highly imaginative twists on an old tale.
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By Gail Carson Levine
(1997)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
A great choice for reluctant readers.
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By Katherine Paterson
(1978)

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