Book Reviews

Escape from Aleppo Book Poster Image
age 8+
Gripping, moving tale of Syrian teen fleeing war-torn city.
By N. H. Senzai
(2018)
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Before I Let Go Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Teen investigates friend's death in spine-tingling mystery.
By Marieke Nijkamp
(2018)
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Before the Devil Breaks You: The Diviners, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Intense supernatural installment sets up an epic finale.
By Libba Bray
(2017)
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The Breadwinner, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Harsh but hopeful story about brave girl defying Taliban.
By Deborah Ellis
(2017)
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The Librarian of Auschwitz Book Poster Image
age 13+
Unforgettable story of a teen heroine of the Holocaust.
By Antonio Iturbe
(2017)
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Spy School Secret Service: Spy School, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Distrust and nonstop peril make for thrilling adventure.
By Stuart Gibbs
(2017)
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My Brigadista Year Book Poster Image
age 10+
Compelling tale of teen literacy volunteer in 1961 Cuba.
By Katherine Paterson
(2017)
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Mr. Lemoncello's Great Library Race Book Poster Image
age 8+
Kids battle fake-news-posting villains in exciting episode.
By Chris Grabenstein
(2017)
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The War I Finally Won Book Poster Image
age 9+
Ada shows courage in riveting English wartime sequel.
By Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
(2017)
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Ghosts of Greenglass House Book Poster Image
age 10+
Engaging, spooky sequel has lots of charm and chills.
By Kate Milford
(2017)
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The Assassin's Curse: Blackthorn Key, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Teen heroes spy on court of Louis XIV in gripping volume.
By Kevin Sands
(2017)
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The Empty Grave: Lockwood & Co., Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Rousing finale to scary ghost series sure to satisfy fans.
By Jonathan Stroud
(2017)
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The Dazzling Heights:  The Thousandth Floor, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Compelling, character-driven mystery among wealthy teens.
By Katharine McGee
(2017)
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One of Us Is Lying Book Poster Image
age 14+
Dirty secrets abound in fun but intense high school mystery.
By Karen M. McManus
(2017)
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The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue Book Poster Image
age 14+
Funny, exciting escapades of bisexual English teen in 1700s.
By Mackenzi Lee
(2017)
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Crossing Ebenezer Creek Book Poster Image
age 13+
Heartbreaking novel follows freed slaves on Sherman's March.
By Tonya Bolden
(2017)
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The Scattering: The Outliers, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Sequel has more twists, turns but less all around.
By Kimberly McCreight
(2017)
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The Goldfish Boy Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Intriguing mystery inspires empathy for OCD sufferers.
By Lisa Thompson
(2017)
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The Last of August: Charlotte Holmes, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Art heists, tortured romance in Holmes-Watson teen tale.
By Brittany Cavallaro
(2017)
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City of Saints & Thieves Book Poster Image
age 13+
Captivating trio fuels thought-provoking Africa thriller.
By Natalie C. Anderson
(2017)
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