Book Reviews

age 8+
 
Sweet tale of biracial girl in search of lost family.
By Brenda Woods
(2014)
age 4+
 
Gentle cartoon vignettes tell cozy sister story.
By Liniers
(2013)
age 10+
 
Dark, funny tale of mean boy trying to end his nine lives.
By John Bemelmans Marciano
(2013)
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age 17+
 
Fantasy intertwining sex, violence, makes for mature fare.
By Christopher Rice
(2013)
age 14+
 
Illustrated version puts fresh, surreal spin on classic.
By Mary Shelley
(2013)
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age 10+
 
Thrilling ghost adventure has great characters, plus gore.
By Gareth P. Jones
(2013)
age 9+
 
Goofy horror/action comedy has serious underpinnings.
By Paolo Bacigalupi
(2013)
age 15+
 
Dark, violent, sensuous vampire tale best for older teens.
By Holly Black
(2013)
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age 13+
 
Missing-man mystery best for sophisticated teen readers.
By Meg Rosoff
(2013)
age 9+
 
Wonderful story of mute boy mysteriously left on farm.
By Sharon Creech
(2013)
age 8+
 
Warm, funny story of a year in the life of a second grader.
By Kevin Henkes
(2013)
age 10+
 
Moving free-verse tale of immigrant girl's new life in UK.
By Sarah Crossan
(2013)
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age 16+
 
Teen horror tale has promising premise, half-baked plot.
By Madeleine Roux
(2013)
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age 10+
 
Moving, entertaining tale of dysfunctional family's turmoil.
By Natasha Farrant
(2013)
age 9+
 
Warm family story of children's wish for a mother.
By Patricia MacLachlan
(1985)
age 4+
 
Much to treasure in girl's discoveries on family walks.
By Cari Best
(2013)
age 6+
 
Sweet tale of adopted sibling and her loving older sister.
By Andrea Cheng
(2013)
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age 14+
 
Zombie adventure with a twist is a cut above most.
By T. Michael Martin
(2013)
age 14+
 
Ambivalent take on teen who commits murders.
By Bonnie Shimko
(2013)
age 15+
 
Exciting, creepy horror adventure tweaks superheroics.
By John Hornor Jacobs
(2013)

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