Book Reviews

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
 
Tween girls learn to accept change in light summer read.
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By Lisa Greenwald
(2014)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
Darkly funny, very violent high school murder mystery.
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By Kathleen Hale
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Edgy psychological thriller mixes mean girls and spells.
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By Mariah Fredericks
(2013)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Realistic teen tragedy blends well with fantasy graphics.
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By Swati Avasthi
(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
16
QUALITY
 
Fantasy intertwining sex, violence, makes for mature fare.
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By Christopher Rice
(2013)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
Teen horror tale has promising premise, half-baked plot.
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By Madeleine Roux
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Lighthearted story of sickly kid helped by huge talking dog.
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By Jenny Lee
(2013)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Engaging, suspenseful vampire spoof has real substance.
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By Justine Larbalestier, Sarah Rees Brennan
(2012)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Zombie apocalypse meets mature high school-set thriller.
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By Courtney Summers
(2012)
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
Retold fable with out-of-this-world art; a true keepsake.
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By Jerry Pinkney
(2009)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Despite risque cover, this is about friendship.
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By Mariah Fredericks
(2004)