Book Reviews

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age 14+
Intense horror thriller might go too far for some readers.
By Dawn Kurtagich
(2015)
age 14+
Creepy, gory horror story based on Japanese folktale.
By Rin Chupeco
(2014)
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age 14+
Tale of telekinetic teen still packs a punch.
By Stephen King
(1974)
age 8+
Frail boy and huge talking dog reunite in D.C. adventure.
By Jenny Lee
(2014)
age 16+
Darkly funny, very violent high school murder mystery.
By Kathleen Hale
(2014)
age 14+
Edgy psychological thriller mixes mean girls and spells.
By Mariah Fredericks
(2013)
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age 14+
Realistic teen tragedy blends well with fantasy graphics.
By Swati Avasthi
(2013)
age 10+
Dark, funny tale of mean boy trying to end his nine lives.
By John Bemelmans Marciano
(2013)
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age 17+
Fantasy intertwining sex, violence, makes for mature fare.
By Christopher Rice
(2013)
age 14+
Illustrated version puts fresh, surreal spin on classic.
By Mary Shelley
(2013)
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age 10+
Thrilling ghost adventure has great characters, plus gore.
By Gareth P. Jones
(2013)
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age 16+
Teen horror tale has promising premise, half-baked plot.
By Madeleine Roux
(2013)
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age 13+
Engaging, suspenseful vampire spoof has real substance.
By Justine Larbalestier, Sarah Rees Brennan
(2012)
age 15+
Zombie apocalypse meets mature high school-set thriller.
By Courtney Summers
(2012)
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age 8+
Great novel about a girl, her chickens, and her best friend.
By Ellen Airgood
(2012)
age 15+
Four classic King tales, pretty raw stuff in places.
By Stephen King
(2004)
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age 12+
Writing shines in pioneer saga of friendship and struggle.
By Willa Cather
(2011)
age 15+
Despite risque cover, this is about friendship.
By Mariah Fredericks
(2004)