Book Reviews

AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Whimsical fantasy sequel falls short of original.
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By Colin Meloy
(2012)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Story of softballer in alternate world picks up as it goes.
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By Margaret Peterson Haddix
(2012)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Early days of Santa Claus are busy but not wholly engaging.
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By Laura Geringer, William Joyce
(2011)
AGE
12
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Talky but funny fantasy takes a while to get going.
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By Jasper Fforde
(2012)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
Sexier, slower second Nightshade prequel.
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By Andrea Cremer
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Super-teens clash with ancient history in OK series start.
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By Peter Lerangis
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Well-intentioned tale of floating boy celebrates diversity.
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By John Boyne
(2013)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Gripping finale is good but leaves readers wanting more.
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By Lauren Oliver
(2013)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
More black magic, less exciting action in third outing.
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By Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl
(2011)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Suspenseful time-travel tale explores rich culture, history.
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By Ian Baucom
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Monster-hunter series too complex for younger fantasy fans.
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By E. J. Patten
(2011)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Frenetically paced, complex monster fantasy.
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By E. J. Patten
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Kids battle severe weather in mild, whimsical fantasy.
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By Anne Cameron
(2013)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Sequel weighed down by focus on fame and abundant brands.
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By Scott Speer
(2013)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Fairy-tale creatures come to life in so-so swashbuckler.
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By Shana Mlawski
(2013)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Geometry-based steampunk fantasy with a touch of violence.
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By Brandon Sanderson
(2013)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Teen ghost hunter blends into high school in fun spin-off.
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By Rachel Hawkins
(2013)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Daring and confusing story about love and time.
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By Courtney Eldridge
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Kids must repair rip in the fabric of time in mild fantasy.
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By Amy Herrick
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Derivative but fun fairy-tale adventure.
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By Shelby Bach
(2012)

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