Book Reviews

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age 14+
 
Spaceship adventure fails to rise above its gimmick.
By Ernest Cline
(2015)
age 14+
 
Gripping, thought-provoking tale of memory, sexual identity.
By Adam Silvera
(2015)
age 14+
 
Tricky amnesia thriller keeps one guessing to the end.
By Scott Sigler
(2015)
age 12+
 
Unbiased "biography" of gun loved by bootleggers, gangsters.
By Karen Blumenthal
(2015)
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age 14+
 
Designer genes drive suspenseful sci-fi thriller.
By Debra Dockter
(2015)
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age 13+
 
Virtual-reality thriller starts well, loses steam.
By Julia Durango
(2015)
age 10+
 
Exciting alien-invasion thriller mixes sci-fi and magic.
By Jonathan Maberry
(2015)
age 13+
 
Psychic teens' saga wraps up in gritty, engaging road trip.
By Amy Plum
(2015)
age 13+
 
Comics reporter updated as teen in fun, slick mystery.
By Gwenda Bond
(2015)
age 12+
 
Thrilling true story of teenagers who stood up to the Nazis.
By Phillip M. Hoose
(2015)
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age 13+
 
Invasion of sea dwellers fuels gripping sci-fi thriller.
By Michael Buckley
(2015)
age 12+
 
Graphic adaptation of popular sci-fi novel seems oddly flat.
By Marie Lu, Leigh Dragoon
(2015)
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age 12+
 
Lunar military adventure has strong teen girl at center.
By Karen Bao
(2015)
age 9+
 
Multiethnic superhero saga reaches explosive conclusion.
By Eric Dean Seaton
(2015)
age 12+
 
Exciting sci-fi saga expands scope, adds depth to Tula.
By Cecil Castellucci
(2015)
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age 14+
 
Orphan refugee finds new family in beautifully bizarre tale.
By Andrew Smith
(2015)
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age 9+
 
Fun, fresh sci-fi adventure has touching message of empathy.
By Sophia McDougall
(2015)
age 8+
 
Thinner story, less character depth in action-packed sequel.
By Marion Jensen
(2015)
age 8+
 
Girl blasts off to alien moon in wacky, wise sci-fi sequel.
By Adam Rex
(2015)
age 6+
 
Uneven writing in kid-friendly intro to black history.
By Charles R. Smith Jr.
(2015)

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