Book Reviews

Independent Study: The Testing, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Sci-fi sequel spends too much time in familiar territory.
By Joelle Charbonneau
(2014)
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The True Adventures of Nicolo Zen Book Poster Image
age 12+
Solid historical fiction, great for classical music lovers.
By Nicholas Christopher
(2014)
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The Jupiter Pirates: Hunt for the Hydra Book Poster Image
age 9+
Space-pirate sibling series ideal for Star Wars-crazed kids.
By Jason Fry
(2013)
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Secrets of the Terra-Cotta Soldier Book Poster Image
age 10+
Boy joins a come-to-life clay soldier in exciting adventure.
By Ying Chang Compestine, Vinson Compestine
(2014)
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The Sittin' Up Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Elder's death unites community in sweet historical novel.
By Shelia P. Moses
(2014)
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Vitro Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Tropical sci-fi adventure builds to bloody mayhem.
By Jessica Khoury
(2014)
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Divided We Fall, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Provocative military tale asks tough patriotism questions.
By Trent Reedy
(2014)
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The Cydonian Pyramid: The Klaatu Diskos, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Complex time-travel follow-up focuses on new character.
By Pete Hautman
(2013)
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Steelheart: The Reckoners, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Teens stand up to supervillains in action-packed sci-fi.
By Brandon Sanderson
(2013)
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Palace of Spies Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Lots of history, little emotional depth in palace intrigue.
By Sarah Zettel
(2013)
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Inhuman Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Fantasy creatures enhance near-future page turner.
By Kat Falls
(2013)
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Champion: Legend, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Action-packed sci-fi series reaches rousing conclusion.
By Marie Lu
(2013)
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The Eye of Minds: The Mortality Doctrine, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Cyberpunk series hits the ground running for gaming fans.
By James Dashner
(2013)
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A Long Walk to Water Book Poster Image
age 11+
Touching take on Lost Boys of Sudan, based on true story.
By Linda Sue Park
(2010)
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UnSouled: Unwind Dystology, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Teens flee organ harvesters in action-packed installment.
By Neal Shusterman
(2013)
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The Great Trouble: A Mystery of London, the Blue Death, and a Boy Called Eel Book Poster Image
age 9+
Lively novel of London cholera epidemic through kid's eyes.
By Deborah Hopkinson
(2013)
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Allegiant: Divergent, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Controversial finale to a thrilling dystopian trilogy.
By Veronica Roth
(2013)
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The Extra Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Harrowing tale of Gypsy film extra in World War II.
By Kathryn Lasky
(2013)
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Rose Under Fire Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Emotional story of WWII teen pilot in concentration camp.
By Elizabeth Wein
(2013)
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Entangled Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Entertaining space-travel adventure fine for young teens.
By Amy Rose Capetta
(2013)
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