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
12
QUALITY
 
Refreshing Clique series spinoff features smart girls.
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By Lisi Harrison
(2009)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Wildly inventive, wonderful fairy tales for mature teens.
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By Laini Taylor
(2009)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Lyrical and plotless -- for patient readers.
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By Jacqueline Woodson
(2007)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Boarding school novel with depth, drugs, and sex.
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By Caroline Says, Hobson Brown, Taylor Materne
(2007)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Ear-to-ear-grinningly delightful school story.
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By Andrew Clements
(2007)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Laugh-out-loud-funny series start tucks lessons in stories.
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By Jeff Kinney
(2007)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Gritty but powerful read about bullied teen.
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By Laurie Halse Anderson
(2007)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Handmaid to queen discovers true beauty in charming fantasy.
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By Gail Carson Levine
(2006)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Terrible title masks terrific book for teens.
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By Maryrose Wood
(2006)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Delightful page-turner with rock-solid values.
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By Andrew Clements
(2005)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Ghost boy tells the story of a book-banning.
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By Chris Crutcher
(2005)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Tangents confuse the plot, and the point.
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By Edward Bloor
(2004)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
A lovely, moving book about a student and teacher.
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By Esme Raji Codell
(2003)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Nora uses her genius to protest testing, grades.
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By Andrew Clements
(2004)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Tale of creative troublemaker a surefire winner with kids.
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By Andrew Clements
(1996)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Wickedly funny take on life in third grade.
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By Megan McDonald
(2004)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Terrific for reluctant readers, discussion groups.
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By Sharon Creech
(2004)

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