Book Reviews

AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Growing up in the heartland beautifully, movingly portrayed.
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By Roseanne Parry
(2009)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Tender father-daughter tale is best for school-aged kids.
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By Lois Lowry
(2009)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Quiet story of independent girl has mature themes.
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By Bodil Bredsdorff
(2009)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Mystery, not misery, at heart of this dead teen narrative.
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By Amy Huntley
(2009)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Horse tale with more depth and a strong girl lead.
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By Patricia Reilly Giff
(2009)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Classic still charms despite outdated gender roles.
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By Louisa May Alcott
(1868)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Enchanting stereotype-bending novel; teens only.
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By K. L. Going
(2009)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Moving, nontraditional farm story with heartland values.
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By Michelle Houts
(2009)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
AIDS orphan adjusts to the country life in Malawi.
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By Jan Michael
(2009)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Gripping, unsentimental look at teen in coma.
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By Gayle Forman
(2009)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Fun, family-oriented series for middle schoolers.
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By Sharon M. Draper
(2009)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Eccentric family still charms in Casson series finale.
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By Hilary McKay
(2008)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Cultural peek into 1970s India through a girl's eyes.
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By Mitali Perkins
(2009)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Poignant and funny family tale for tweens.
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By Yeardley Smith
(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
15
QUALITY
 
Moving, violent book about teen looking for his identity.
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By Matt de la Pena
(2008)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Energetic story of family, change; great for young readers.
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By Kimberly Willis Holt
(2007)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Empowering words, spectacular artwork, stupendous concepts.
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By Jamie Lee Curtis
(2008)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
A fun young heroine reminiscent of Ramona Quimby.
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By Nancy Viau
(2008)

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