Book Reviews

The Hunger Games, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Exciting, provocative tale of lethal reality show.
By Suzanne Collins
(2008)
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The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking, Book 1) Book Poster Image
age 14+
Exciting but violent dystopian thriller for teens.
By Patrick Ness
(2008)
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The Diamond of Darkhold Book Poster Image
age 9+
Series finale goes back to adventure.
By Jeanne DuPrau
(2008)
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Eggs Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Offbeat, moving tale of coping with grief.
By Jerry Spinelli
(2007)
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Nick of Time Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Riotous, violent adventure with classic virtues.
By Ted Bell
(2008)
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Found: The Missing, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Time-travel series start is suspenseful.
By Margaret Peterson Haddix
(2008)
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Journey to the Centre of the Earth Book Poster Image
age 13+
Classic requires patience and a large vocabulary.
By Jules Verne
(1864)
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One Small Step Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Absurd premise yields a thrilling story.
By P. B. Kerr
(2008)
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Bass Ackwards and Belly Up Book Poster Image
age 14+
Girls take a year off for plenty of iffy behavior.
By Elizabeth Craft, Sarah Fain
(2007)
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Little Brother Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Exciting, provocative dystopian novel will make teens think.
By Cory Doctorow
(2008)
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The True Meaning of Cleavage Book Poster Image
age 15+
Despite risque cover, this is about friendship.
By Mariah Fredericks
(2004)
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The True Meaning of Smekday Book Poster Image
age 9+
Alien invasion is comical and fun, but too long.
By Adam Rex
(2007)
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The Adoration of Jenna Fox: The Jenna Fox Chronicles, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Amnesia's just the half of it for post-coma teen.
By Mary E. Pearson
(2008)
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The Dead and the Gone Book Poster Image
age 13+
Grim sequel of survival grittier than first installment.
By Susan Beth Pfeffer
(2008)
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Confessions of a Triple Shot Betty Book Poster Image
age 15+
Sweet core, despite drugs and sex references.
By Jody Gehrman
(2008)
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After Tupac and D Foster Book Poster Image
age 11+
Powerful coming-of-age tale of tween girls bonded by music.
By Jacqueline Woodson
(2008)
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Johnny and the Bomb: The Johnny Maxwell Trilogy, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Mopey in the first half, exciting in the second.
By Terry Pratchett
(2007)
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Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls: Moving Day Book Poster Image
age 8+
Cabot for tweens introduces a spunky heroine.
By Meg Cabot
(2008)
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Nikki and Deja Book Poster Image
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age 4+
A great buddy tale for beginning readers.
By Karen English
(2007)
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Under the Radar (Tom Swift, Young Inventor, Book 6) Book Poster Image
age 8+
Adventure series is formulaic but satisfying.
By Victor Appleton
(2007)
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