Book Reviews

AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Magic and humor mix with dark details for strange brew.
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By Eva Ibbotson
(2003)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
A dark, brilliant, and breathtaking surprise.
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By Peter Dickinson
(2003)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
A modern version of the shipwrecked story.
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By Cornelia Funke
(2003)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Mediocre story with brilliant marketing.
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By Michael Stadther
(2006)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
The ultimate dysfunctional family Christmas.
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By Anne Fine
(2003)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Wicked is the key word here, in all its senses.
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By Eoin Colfer
(2003)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Thanksgiving isn't about having the "perfect" day.
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By Eileen Spinelli
(2003)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Lyrical and exciting novel with strong heroine.
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By Franny Billingsley
(2003)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Leisurely, humorous installment in series.
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By Diane Duane
(2004)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Like dreams, lauded book is confusing, ethereal.
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By Elizabeth Kox
(2007)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Lengthy but rich fantasy great for book-loving tweens.
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By Cornelia Funke
(2004)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Great for kids who love books.
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By Roderick Townley
(2004)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
OK, but not as good as The Great Good Thing.
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By Roderick Townley
(2004)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Mythic vibe in engaging story of boy with healing powers.
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By Lois Lowry
(2014)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Captivating quest tale pits gifted girl against brutal odds.
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By Lois Lowry
(1014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Weird creatures and nonstop action.
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By Paul Stewart
(2004)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Reads like what it is: a 14-year-old's writing.
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By Flavia Bujor
(2004)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Sequel is strong, but slower than its predecessor.
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By Terry Pratchett
(2004)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Clumsy but exciting high fantasy.
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By Gene Del Vecchio
(2004)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Every kid's fantasy -- controlling the teacher.
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By Allen Kurzweil
(2004)

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