Book Reviews

age 6+
 
Heartwarming true story of brothers and teammates.
By Audrey Vernick
(2012)
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age 14+
 
Fun mix of teen actresses, mystery in Golden Age Hollywood.
By Rachel Shukert
(2013)
age 14+
 
Beautiful, violent story of medieval love and tragedy.
By Robin LaFevers
(2013)
age 10+
 
Heroine struggles to become a reporter in strong sequel.
By Kirby Larson
(2013)
age 13+
 
First in fun series is like a Downton Abbey for teens.
By Leila Rasheed
(2013)
age 11+
 
Funny, violent Wild West saga of autistic kid vs. killers.
By Caroline Lawrence
(2012)
age 13+
 
Zombies invade classic comedy of manners for laughs, groans.
By Jane Austen, Seth Grahame-Smith
(2009)
age 11+
 
Colorful characters bring Elizabethan fair to life.
By Karen Cushman
(2012)
age 14+
 
Stunning investigation into sports mania has mature themes.
By H.G. Bissinger
(2000)
age 12+
 
Thrilling steampunk mystery, romance in Victorian England.
By Sharon Cameron
(2012)
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age 13+
 
Clever adventure depicts Victorian streets with sly humor.
By Terry Pratchett
(2012)
age 9+
 
Girl becomes spy in absorbing American Revolution tale.
By Avi
(2012)
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age 15+
 
Plot-twisting, heart-wrenching, unforgettable WWII story.
By Elizabeth Wein
(2012)
age 13+
 
Tantalizing mix of historical romance, supernatural epic.
By Philippa Gregory
(2012)
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age 10+
 
Clever tale of present-day kids lost in 1864 San Francisco.
By Lewis Buzbee
(2012)
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age 15+
 
Harrowing true story of boy in Cambodia's Killing Fields.
By Patricia McCormick
(2012)
age 14+
 
Violent tale of assassin nun seeking revenge on men.
By Robin LaFevers
(2012)
age 10+
 
Spirited novel offers warts-and-all view of the Middle Ages.
By Karen Cushman
(1994)
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age 8+
 
Riveting and moving account of girl's struggle for survival.
By Caroline Starr Rose
(2012)
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age 10+
 
Irresistible boy narrator faces turn-of-20th-century racism.
By Barbara Wright
(2012)

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