Book Reviews

AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Clever time-travel mystery about twins has some mild danger.
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By Annie Barrows
(2009)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
Creepy, violent Asylum sequel has some gore.
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By Madeleine Roux
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Gothic tale set in Barcelona raises goosebumps.
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By Carlos Ruiz Zafon
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Dark, funny tale of mean boy trying to end his nine lives.
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By John Bemelmans Marciano
(2013)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Illustrated version puts fresh, surreal spin on classic.
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By Mary Shelley
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Thrilling ghost adventure has great characters, plus gore.
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By Gareth P. Jones
(2013)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Goofy horror/action comedy has serious underpinnings.
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By Paolo Bacigalupi
(2013)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
Teen horror tale has promising premise, half-baked plot.
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By Madeleine Roux
(2013)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Much to treasure in girl's discoveries on family walks.
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By Cari Best
(2013)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Zombie adventure with a twist is a cut above most.
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By T. Michael Martin
(2013)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Exciting, creepy horror adventure tweaks superheroics.
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By John Hornor Jacobs
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Tween tale is both creepy and sweetly poignant.
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By Holly Black
(2013)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Utterly charming tale of Berkeley girl in search of father.
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By Kathryn Fitzmaurice
(2013)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Humorous homage to classic horror is perfect for tween boys.
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By Charles Gilman
(2012)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Clever novel connects family history with self-acceptance.
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By Shawn K. Stout
(2012)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Zombie apocalypse meets mature high school-set thriller.
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By Courtney Summers
(2012)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Sisters romp through summer in old-fashioned charmer.
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By Jeanne Birdsall
(2005)