Book Reviews

AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Repetitive action scenes undermine trilogy's end.
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By Antony John
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Thrilling fantasy series opener makes a great read-aloud.
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By Carrie Ryan, John Parke Davis
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Girl battles scallywags, ball gowns in fast-paced sequel.
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By Caroline Carlson
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Friendly monsters help boy in quirky, wildly whimsical tale.
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By Alan Snow
(2006)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Dense, complex map tale a treat for seasoned fantasy fans.
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By S. E. Grove
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Fast-paced adventure, slow storytelling in series opener.
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By Brandon Mull
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Dystopian fantasy displays sharper edges in second volume.
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By Antony John
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Absurd time-and-space-spanning romp an easy, funny read.
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By Neil Gaiman
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Rollicking, magical tale of girl who joins pirate crew.
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By Caroline Carlson
(2013)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Page-turner is the perfect campfire tale but can get gory.
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By Chris Columbus, Ned Vizzini
(2013)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Never-a-dull-moment futuristic fantasy brims with energy.
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By Antony John
(2012)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Mother and daughter team up to write fun, modern fairy tale.
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By Jodi Picoult, Samantha Van Leer
(2012)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Train captain pursues giant moles in clever pirate parody.
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By China Mieville
(2012)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Series-starting adventure shows a darker Magic Kingdom.
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By Ridley Pearson
(2004)