Book Reviews

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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)
age 7+
 
Sweet adventure focuses on friendship and care of animals.
By Elise Allen, Halle Stanford
(2014)
age 10+
 
More adventure, romance as Annie and Liam help Snow White.
By E.D. Baker
(2014)
age 9+
 
A girls-vs.-boys twist in magic-filled sequel.
By Soman Chainani
(2014)
age 8+
 
Sweet, silly, swashbuckling end to fairy-tale saga.
By Christopher Healy
(2014)
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age 12+
 
Powerful, gripping survival adventure is gory but great.
By Louis Nowra
(2013)
age 8+
 
Adventure, sweetness, peril, some loss in fairy tale sequel.
By Chris Colfer
(2013)
age 15+
 
Compelling apocalyptic survival story with four LGBTQ teens.
By Francesca Lia Block
(2013)
age 10+
 
Second in alt princess series sparkles with wit, girl power.
By E.D. Baker
(2013)
age 8+
 
Wacky, gripping sequel has slapstick, swordplay, sweetness.
By Christopher Healy
(2013)
age 10+
 
Fractured fairy tale is clever, touching, and violent.
By Adam Gidwitz
(2012)
age 8+
 
Captivating, imaginative story of kids in fairy-tale world.
By Chris Colfer
(2012)
age 14+
 
Classic novel is rich in romance and humor.
By Jane Austen
(1811)
age 14+
 
Immortal romance is set against violent French Revolution.
By Charles Dickens
(1894)
age 8+
 
Original American fairy tale more spare, magical than movie.
By L. Frank Baum
(1900)
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age 15+
 
Deeply poetic novel explores racial and sexual feelings.
By Toni Morrison
(1970)
age 12+
 
Gripping story of marooned schoolboys and their savagery.
By William Golding
(1954)
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age 13+
 
Moving Depression-era story of friendship, loneliness, fate.
By John Steinbeck
(2002)

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