Book Reviews

AGE
16
QUALITY
 
First in controversial verse poetry series about addiction.
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By Ellen Hopkins
(2004)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
A gem, with strong girl characters, '60s black history.
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By Rita Williams-Garcia
(2010)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Classic still charms despite outdated gender roles.
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By Louisa May Alcott
(1868)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Gripping, unsentimental look at teen in coma.
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By Gayle Forman
(2009)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Touching but not maudlin story about a dying child.
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By Sally Nicholls
(2008)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Moving portrait of a neglected child.
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By Leslie Connor
(2008)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Newbery honoree about life with an autistic sib.
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By Cynthia Lord
(2006)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
The first Ramona book is a treat for all ages.
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By Beverly Cleary
(2006)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
A family flees a mean mother in this rich novel.
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By Pam Munoz Ryan
(2006)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Sisters romp through summer in old-fashioned charmer.
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By Jeanne Birdsall
(2005)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Multifacted tale hits the mark with wit, depth.
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By Frank Cottrell Boyce
(2005)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Well-crafted tale of an orphan's search for home.
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By Christopher Paul Curtis
(1999)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
A gripping, emotionally complex page-turner.
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By Caroline B. Cooney
(1991)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Fans of the first book will devour this one.
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By Caroline B. Cooney
(1993)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Exciting, moving story explores racism, myth making.
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By Jerry Spinelli
(1990)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
This gorgeously weird novel captivates readers.
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By David Almond
(1998)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Difficult life-death questions are meant for discussion.
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By Barbara Park
(1995)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
A historical novel set in the Pacific Northwest.
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By Jennifer L. Holm
(1999)