Book Reviews

And I Darken Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Absorbing read imagines the early years of a female Dracula.
By Kiersten White
(2016)
Out of Darkness Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Beautifully written look at racism and love in 1930s Texas.
By Ashley Hope Pérez
(2015)
Paper Wishes Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Sad, soulful story of grieving girl interned during WWII.
By Lois Sepahban
(2016)
My Name Is Not Friday Book Poster Image
age 12+
Powerful, intense tale of slave life near end of Civil War.
By Jon Walter
(2016)
The Anatomical Shape of a Heart Book Poster Image
age 13+
Solid teen romance with smart, artsy heroes.
By Jenn Bennett
(2015)
The Curious World of Calpurnia Tate Book Poster Image
age 10+
Callie gets into science and scrapes in strong sequel.
By Jacqueline Kelly
(2015)
The Improbable Theory of Ana & Zak Book Poster Image
age 13+
Kind of cute and funny but super predictable teen romcom.
By Brian Katcher
(2015)
P.S. I Still Love You Book Poster Image
age 13+
Strong sequel stars lovable Lara Jean and plenty of romance.
By Jenny Han
(2015)
The Fill-In Boyfriend Book Poster Image
age 13+
Romantic beach read with kooky premise and solid messages.
By Kasie West
(2015)
Dear Hank Williams Book Poster Image
age 10+
A heartwarming story of hope triumphing over pain.
By Kimberly Willis Holt
(2015)
The War That Saved My Life Book Poster Image
age 9+
Abused girl finds courage, family in compelling WWII story.
By Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
(2015)
Deep Sea Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Tender summer tale is 3rd in saga of Jewish girl in WWII.
By Annika Thor
(2014)
Stella by Starlight Book Poster Image
age 9+
Compelling, nuanced tale of loving family under segregation.
By Sharon M. Draper
(2015)
The Madman of Piney Woods Book Poster Image
age 10+
Moving 1901 adventure explores race, class, mental illness.
By Christopher Paul Curtis
(2014)
Magic in the Mix Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Exciting time-travel sequel has big ideas, mild peril.
By Annie Barrows
(2014)
Let's Get Lost Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Teen helps other teens and herself in sweet road-trip tale.
By Adi Alsaid
(2014)
A Horse Called Hero Book Poster Image
age 9+
Exciting, moving WWII tale a gem; not only for horse lovers.
By Sam Angus
(2014)
On the Fence Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Sweet romance takes sporty teen out of her comfort zone.
By Kasie West
(2014)
#scandal Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Teen-drama overload in social media-driven romance/mystery.
By Sarah Ockler
(2014)
The Scarlet Pimpernel Book Poster Image
age 12+
Old-fashioned romantic swashbuckler a riveting classic.
By Baroness Orczy
(1905)

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