Book Reviews

age 9+
 
Immigrant girl braves early 1900s NYC in tale of resilience.
By Robert Sharenow
(2015)
age 8+
 
Action-packed female detective story champions smarts.
By Kate Hannigan
(2015)
age 12+
 
Girls pose as boys in suspenseful, nontraditional Western.
By Stacey Lee
(2015)
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age 14+
 
Tender summer tale is 3rd in saga of Jewish girl in WWII.
By Annika Thor
(2014)
age 9+
 
Compelling, nuanced tale of loving family under segregation.
By Sharon M. Draper
(2015)
age 10+
 
Moving 1901 adventure explores race, class, mental illness.
By Christopher Paul Curtis
(2014)
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age 9+
 
Understated, affecting glimpse of child's life under Stalin.
By Eugene Yelchin
(2014)
age 12+
 
Sequel trades action for romance, loses some charm.
By Jennifer McGowan
(2014)
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age 9+
 
Exciting time-travel sequel has big ideas, mild peril.
By Annie Barrows
(2014)
age 13+
 
Stylish mystery has black magic, romance in '20s London.
By Teri Brown
(2014)
age 8+
 
Girl suspects a Communist in her midst in McCarthy-era tale.
By Megan Frazer Blakemore
(2014)
age 10+
 
Moving story of Chilean girl's escape from a dictatorship.
By Marjorie Agosin
(2014)
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age 14+
 
Passionate, poetic story of love across the Berlin Wall.
By Beth Kephart
(2014)
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age 12+
 
Fantasy merges with Cold War hstory in gripping spy mystery.
By Lindsay Smith
(2014)
age 10+
 
Captivating tale of soldier's boy in World War I London.
By John Boyne
(2014)
age 10+
 
Autistic kid detective returns in wacky Wild West tale.
By Caroline Lawrence
(2014)
age 10+
 
Boy and dog face danger, find friends in fast-paced tale.
By Rodman Philbrick
(2014)
age 12+
 
Historic flu epidemic seen through eyes of strong teen girl.
By Makiia Lucier
(2014)
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age 15+
 
Teen Ark stowaway tale rife with sexual tension, ape sex.
By Donna Jo Napoli
(2014)
age 10+
 
Boy joins a come-to-life clay soldier in exciting adventure.
By Vinson Compestine, Ying Chang Compestine
(2014)

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