Book Reviews

age 6+
 
Six-year-old imaginations run riot in appealing sequel.
By Abby Hanlon
(2015)
age 9+
 
Installment in popular series is long on drama, stereotypes.
By Rachel Renee Russell
(2015)
age 10+
 
Fun illustrated "journal" explores early teen anxieties.
By Marissa Moss
(2015)
age 12+
 
Graphic adaptation of popular sci-fi novel seems oddly flat.
By Marie Lu, Leigh Dragoon
(2015)
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age 12+
 
Lunar military adventure has strong teen girl at center.
By Karen Bao
(2015)
age 8+
 
Fun and insightful look at elementary school friend drama.
By Julie Sternberg
(2014)
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age 10+
 
Magical, heartrending story of loss, change, and hope.
By Nikki Loftin
(2015)
age 9+
 
Fun text-gone-wrong tale promotes offline relationships.
By Tommy Greenwald
(2015)
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age 14+
 
Orphan refugee finds new family in beautifully bizarre tale.
By Andrew Smith
(2015)
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age 9+
 
Fun, fresh sci-fi adventure has touching message of empathy.
By Sophia McDougall
(2015)
age 8+
 
Thinner story, less character depth in action-packed sequel.
By Marion Jensen
(2015)
age 13+
 
Absorbing prequel from the evil queen's perspective.
By Marissa Meyer
(2015)
age 9+
 
Fun space-pirate sequel adds complexity.
By Jason Fry
(2014)
age 13+
 
Addictive alien-invasion sequel is jaw-droppingly intense.
By Rick Yancey
(2014)
age 13+
 
Harrowing, gripping end to post-apocalyptic trilogy.
By Emmy Laybourne
(2014)
age 12+
 
Nasty Brits rule 1816 New York in clever steampunk twist.
By Andrea Cremer
(2014)
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age 13+
 
Captivating tale about teens sent to recolonize Earth.
By Kass Morgan
(2013)
age 13+
 
Easy-to-read Mind Games sequel is OK for young teens.
By Kiersten White
(2014)
age 6+
 
Boy finds smart ways to overcome challenges in fun story.
By Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver
(2014)
age 14+
 
Exciting start to high-octane alien-invasion series.
By John Connolly, Jennifer Ridyard
(2014)

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