Book Reviews

AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Honest, affecting story of fifth-grader with mom in prison.
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By Nora Raleigh Baskin
(2015)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Installment in popular series is long on drama, stereotypes.
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By Rachel Renee Russell
(2015)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Fun illustrated "journal" explores early teen anxieties.
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By Marissa Moss
(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
8
QUALITY
 
Fun and insightful look at elementary school friend drama.
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By Julie Sternberg
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Magical, heartrending story of loss, change, and hope.
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By Nikki Loftin
(2015)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Fun text-gone-wrong tale promotes offline relationships.
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By Tommy Greenwald
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Nate at his best, showing empathy for geeky new kid.
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By Lincoln Peirce
(2015)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Orphan refugee finds new family in beautifully bizarre tale.
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By Andrew Smith
(2015)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Fun, fresh sci-fi adventure has touching message of empathy.
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By Sophia McDougall
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Thinner story, less character depth in action-packed sequel.
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By Marion Jensen
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Girl blasts off to alien moon in wacky, wise sci-fi sequel.
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By Adam Rex
(2015)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Modern civil war erupts in intense, action-packed sequel.
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By Trent Reedy
(2015)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Time-bending thriller has more romance than mystery.
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By Claudia Gray
(2014)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Sci-fi saga about organ harvesters nails the ending.
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By Neal Shusterman
(2014)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Addictive alien-invasion sequel is jaw-droppingly intense.
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By Rick Yancey
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Second book in cyberpunk saga loses steam.
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By James Dashner
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Final book in talky trilogy picks up pace toward the climax.
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By Joelle Charbonneau
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Frail boy and huge talking dog reunite in D.C. adventure.
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By Jenny Lee
(2014)

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