Book Reviews

age 14+
 
Gripping, thought-provoking tale of memory, sexual identity.
By Adam Silvera
(2015)
age 6+
 
Six-year-old imaginations run riot in appealing sequel.
By Abby Hanlon
(2015)
age 9+
 
Strong Prairie Evers sequel focuses on Ivy.
By Ellen Airgood
(2015)
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age 12+
 
Friendship tale, graphics blend well in absorbing mystery.
By Cherie Priest
(2015)
age 8+
 
Honest, affecting story of fifth-grader with mom in prison.
By Nora Raleigh Baskin
(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 9+
 
Second fun adventure is creepier, less gross.
By Tom Angleberger
(2015)
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age 8+
 
Quirky adventure about the power of friendship and fantasy.
By A.F. Harrold
(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)
age 8+
 
Nate at his best, showing empathy for geeky new kid.
By Lincoln Peirce
(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 8+
 
Girl blasts off to alien moon in wacky, wise sci-fi sequel.
By Adam Rex
(2015)
age 14+
 
Modern civil war erupts in intense, action-packed sequel.
By Trent Reedy
(2015)
age 14+
 
Time-bending thriller has more romance than mystery.
By Claudia Gray
(2014)
age 13+
 
Sci-fi saga about organ harvesters nails the ending.
By Neal Shusterman
(2014)

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