Book Reviews

AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Exciting enchanted forest adventure to save baby brother.
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By Colin Meloy
(2011)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Brilliant tale of girl's enchanted-woods search for friend.
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By Anne Ursu
(2011)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Devilish comic adventure in hell mixes physics, philosophy.
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By John Connolly
(2011)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Clever fantasy adventure a great choice for middle graders.
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By Bill Willingham
(2011)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Superb stories by top authors spring from surreal images.
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By Chris Van Allsburg
(2011)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Lonely boy fights evil to save town in exciting page turner.
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By Kelly Barnhill
(2011)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Fantasy sequel has strong female characters, more violence.
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By Cassandra Clare
(2011)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Character-driven fantasy is extraordinary for older teens.
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By Melina Marchetta
(2012)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
God re-imagined as teen prompts big questions, sharp humor.
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By Meg Rosoff
(2012)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Hugely inventive story of kids in peril in fairy-tale world.
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By Marissa Burt
(2012)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Intricate historical novel contrasts Dust Bowl, fairy world.
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By Sarah Zettel
(2012)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Thrilling fantasy mixes mystery, Victorian romance, zombies.
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By Susan Dennard
(2012)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Exciting, suspenseful prequel to Nightshade series.
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By Andrea Cremer
(2012)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Richly conceived dragon fantasy with stellar young heroine.
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By Rachel Hartman
(2012)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Spellbinding second adventure even better than first.
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By Lisa McMann
(2012)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Imaginative, twisty tale explores magic, friendship, money.
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By Maggie Stiefvater
(2012)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Wildly imaginative quest to find parents in mythic world.
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By Katherine Catmull
(2012)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Super-imaginative adventures of girl whisked to elf world.
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By Shannon Messenger
(2012)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Dark, magical, Dickensian page-turner for tweens.
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By Laura Amy Schlitz
(2012)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Orphan boy seeks lost brother in exciting, funny tale.
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By William Alexander
(2012)

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