Book Reviews

age 16+
Inventive, intense war story best for more mature teens.
By Michael Grant
(2016)
age 13+
Girl hides as boy for harrowing journey west in taut tale.
By Rae Carson
(2015)
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age 9+
Sharp-eyed Cold War stunner has high intrigue, family drama.
By Jennifer A. Nielsen
(2015)
age 15+
Engrossing sequel in supernatural series set in '20s NYC.
By Libba Bray
(2015)
age 10+
Callie gets into science and scrapes in strong sequel.
By Jacqueline Kelly
(2015)
age 9+
Immigrant girl braves early 1900s NYC in tale of resilience.
By Robert Sharenow
(2015)
age 8+
Action-packed female detective story champions smarts.
By Kate Hannigan
(2015)
age 12+
Girls pose as boys in suspenseful, nontraditional Western.
By Stacey Lee
(2015)
age 9+
Abused girl finds courage, family in compelling WWII story.
By Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
(2015)
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age 14+
Tender summer tale is 3rd in saga of Jewish girl in WWII.
By Annika Thor
(2014)
age 9+
Compelling, nuanced tale of loving family under segregation.
By Sharon M. Draper
(2015)
age 10+
Moving 1901 adventure explores race, class, mental illness.
By Christopher Paul Curtis
(2014)
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age 9+
Understated, affecting glimpse of child's life under Stalin.
By Eugene Yelchin
(2014)
age 12+
Sequel trades action for romance, loses some charm.
By Jennifer McGowan
(2014)
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age 9+
Exciting time-travel sequel has big ideas, mild peril.
By Annie Barrows
(2014)
age 9+
Exciting, moving WWII tale a gem; not only for horse lovers.
By Sam Angus
(2014)
age 13+
Stylish mystery has black magic, romance in '20s London.
By Teri Brown
(2014)
age 8+
Girl suspects a Communist in her midst in McCarthy-era tale.
By Megan Frazer Blakemore
(2014)
age 10+
Moving story of Chilean girl's escape from a dictatorship.
By Marjorie Agosin
(2014)
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age 14+
Passionate, poetic story of love across the Berlin Wall.
By Beth Kephart
(2014)

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