Book Reviews

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)
age 9+
Bug-monsters offer light horror hijinks in third volume.
By Charles Gilman
(2013)
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age 10+
Tween tale is both creepy and sweetly poignant.
By Holly Black
(2013)
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age 4+
Princesses shine more than their tiaras in refreshing tale.
By Mary Hoffman
(2008)
age 9+
Utterly charming tale of Berkeley girl in search of father.
By Kathryn Fitzmaurice
(2013)
age 9+
Goofy horror tale has light scares and lots of body humor.
By J. Scott Savage
(2012)
age 10+
Scrapbook-style sequel tells girl's heartfelt story.
By Jennifer L. Holm
(2012)
age 9+
Humorous homage to classic horror is perfect for tween boys.
By Charles Gilman
(2012)
age 10+
Deeply creepy, thought-provoking tale of weird school.
By Claire Legrand
(2012)
age 12+
Wicked creepy, wicked good horror sequel.
By Kenneth Oppel
(2012)
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age 15+
Powerful novel examines teen's world of grief.
By Judy Blume
(1981)
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age 13+
Engaging, suspenseful vampire spoof has real substance.
By Justine Larbalestier, Sarah Rees Brennan
(2012)

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