Book Reviews

age 13+
Girl hides as boy for harrowing journey west in taut tale.
By Rae Carson
(2015)
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age 9+
Sharp-eyed Cold War stunner has high intrigue, family drama.
By Jennifer A. Nielsen
(2015)
age 15+
Engrossing sequel in supernatural series set in '20s NYC.
By Libba Bray
(2015)
age 8+
Biracial heroine freshens up fun Princess Diaries spin-off.
By Meg Cabot
(2015)
age 8+
Action-packed female detective story champions smarts.
By Kate Hannigan
(2015)
age 12+
Girls pose as boys in suspenseful, nontraditional Western.
By Stacey Lee
(2015)
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age 11+
Tales of injustice masterfully blend with a dash of magic.
By Pam Munoz Ryan
(2015)
age 10+
Moving 1901 adventure explores race, class, mental illness.
By Christopher Paul Curtis
(2014)
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age 9+
Exciting time-travel sequel has big ideas, mild peril.
By Annie Barrows
(2014)
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age 9+
Clever time-travel mystery about twins has some mild danger.
By Annie Barrows
(2009)
age 10+
Interesting story of British brothers in U.S. during WWII.
By L.M. Elliott
(2014)
age 12+
Old-fashioned romantic swashbuckler a riveting classic.
By Baroness Orczy
(1905)
age 10+
Unflinching story of girl who survives Katrina.
By Julie T. Lamana
(2014)
age 13+
Stylish mystery has black magic, romance in '20s London.
By Teri Brown
(2014)
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age 12+
Fact, fiction entangled in lively Brontë sisters mystery.
By Michaela MacColl
(2014)
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age 12+
Fantasy merges with Cold War hstory in gripping spy mystery.
By Lindsay Smith
(2014)
age 10+
Captivating tale of soldier's boy in World War I London.
By John Boyne
(2014)
age 10+
Autistic kid detective returns in wacky Wild West tale.
By Caroline Lawrence
(2014)
age 10+
Boy and dog face danger, find friends in fast-paced tale.
By Rodman Philbrick
(2014)
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age 15+
Teen Ark stowaway tale rife with sexual tension, ape sex.
By Donna Jo Napoli
(2014)

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