Book Reviews

age 15+
Lurid violence and body count mount in grim, dark thriller.
By Lynn Weingarten
(2015)
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age 12+
Strong, smart heroine in absorbing, gently paced mystery.
By Valynne E. Maetani
(2015)
age 14+
Twists, turns, loads of drama in high school murder mystery.
By Sara Shepard
(2015)
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age 10+
Ben is lured to the dark side in fun, action-packed sequel.
By Stuart Gibbs
(2015)
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age 12+
Gripping thriller skimps on character development.
By CJ Omololu
(2015)
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age 15+
Plenty of twists in exciting, mature mystery.
By Lauren Oliver
(2015)
age 14+
Eye-opening high-tech thriller endorses activism.
By Paolo Bacigalupi
(2014)
age 14+
Murder mystery is formulaic fluff but rather addictive.
By Sara Shepard
(2014)
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age 14+
Top-notch Finnish murder mystery has great female heroine.
By Salla Simukka
(2014)
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age 12+
Teen murder mystery is fun, flighty, formulaic.
By Beth Fantaskey
(2014)
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age 15+
Stoner mom's antics cloud otherwise fun, ghostly mystery.
By Rebekah Crane
(2014)
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age 13+
A privileged life goes askew in haunting summer mystery.
By E. Lockhart
(2014)
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age 15+
Teen serial killer faces moral dilemma in gripping read.
By Katherine Ewell
(2014)
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age 13+
Fast-paced tale of family in hiding is gripping, violent.
By Lamar Giles
(2014)
age 14+
Gripping psychological thriller for older teens.
By Lucy Christopher
(2014)
age 14+
Romance and snakes add to intrigue in imaginative sequel.
By James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
(2013)
age 9+
Funny tween-sleuths mystery more complex than first.
By Emily Fairlie
(2013)
age 8+
Plot and jokes forced but harmless in detective parody.
By Jarrett J. Krosoczka
(2013)
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age 14+
Popular, rich girls star in shallow, sexy series starter.
By Jacqueline Green
(2013)
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age 14+
Slick but lopsided tale of teen trying to solve a murder.
By Tim Tharp
(2013)

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