Book Reviews

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age 8+
 
This classic works best as a read-aloud.
By J. M. Barrie
(2003)
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age 7+
 
Classic tale a bit slow but retains its appeal.
By Mary Norton
(2003)
age 12+
 
Series revamp is the same mix of catty and cheesy.
By Francine Pascal
(2008)
age 9+
 
Exciting enchanted forest adventure to save baby brother.
By Colin Meloy
(2011)
age 14+
 
Werewolf finale focuses on love triangle and bloody battle.
By Andrea Cremer
(2012)
age 10+
 
Poignant story of a shy girl who speaks for social justice.
By Kristin Levine
(2012)
age 14+
 
Entertaining but predictable final installment.
By Holly Black
(2012)
age 14+
 
Strong values, strong language in riveting thriller sequel.
By Lisa McMann
(2013)
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age 9+
 
Honest novel shows brutality of grade school bullying.
By Judy Blume
(1974)
age 10+
 
More end-of-times excitement with a heavy dose of humor.
By Rick Riordan
(2012)
age 15+
 
Bloody bestselling fantasy series gets steamier.
By Cassandra Clare
(2012)
age 11+
 
Ambitious, edu-taining fantasy series gets a grand send-off.
By Michael Scott
(2012)
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age 14+
 
Surrealism, folklore mix in unforgettable disaster fantasy.
By Nalo Hopkinson
(2012)
age 9+
 
Romantic tale blends fantasy, reality, family mystery.
By Sharon Creech
(2012)
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age 9+
 
Half-faery boy fights to save his sister in magical fantasy.
By Stefan Bachmann
(2012)
age 14+
 
Misfit gamer learns to connect in quirky dual-world fantasy.
By Ned Vizzini
(2012)
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age 14+
 
Celebrity angels are targets in fun paranormal thriller.
By Scott Speer
(2012)
age 10+
 
Ambitious time-travel tale covers edgy French history, art.
By Marissa Moss
(2012)
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age 9+
 
Fantastic, creepy tale for tweens features fierce big sis.
By Lauren Oliver
(2012)
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age 12+
 
Wildly imaginative quest to find parents in mythic world.
By Katherine Catmull
(2012)

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