Book Reviews

AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Scary horror thriller offers a fresh take on old monsters.
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By Courtney Alameda
(2015)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Second fun adventure is creepier, less gross.
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By Tom Angleberger
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Quirky adventure about the power of friendship and fantasy.
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By A.F. Harrold
(2015)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
Creepy, violent Asylum sequel has some gore.
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By Madeleine Roux
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Gothic tale set in Barcelona raises goosebumps.
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By Carlos Ruiz Zafon
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Frail boy and huge talking dog reunite in D.C. adventure.
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By Jenny Lee
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Funny middle schoolers' adventure brims with potty talk.
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By Tom Angleberger
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Edgy psychological thriller mixes mean girls and spells.
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By Mariah Fredericks
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Dark, funny tale of mean boy trying to end his nine lives.
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By John Bemelmans Marciano
(2013)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Illustrated version puts fresh, surreal spin on classic.
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By Mary Shelley
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Thrilling ghost adventure has great characters, plus gore.
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By Gareth P. Jones
(2013)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Goofy horror/action comedy has serious underpinnings.
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By Paolo Bacigalupi
(2013)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
Teen horror tale has promising premise, half-baked plot.
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By Madeleine Roux
(2013)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Zombie adventure with a twist is a cut above most.
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By T. Michael Martin
(2013)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Exciting, creepy horror adventure tweaks superheroics.
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By John Hornor Jacobs
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Tween tale is both creepy and sweetly poignant.
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By Holly Black
(2013)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Humorous homage to classic horror is perfect for tween boys.
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By Charles Gilman
(2012)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Zombie apocalypse meets mature high school-set thriller.
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By Courtney Summers
(2012)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Misfit teens rebel at a Western summer camp in YA classic.
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By Glendon Swarthout
(1970)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Timeless classic about Toad's adventures and his friends.
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By Kenneth Grahame
(1969)