Book Reviews

age 10+
Intriguing premise, but too much exposition.
By Margaret Peterson Haddix
(2009)
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age 9+
Fun characters pepper save-the-world-from-aliens adventure.
By Mark Teague
(2009)
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age 12+
Older kids will relate to sci-fi fantasy about misfit teen.
By David Klass
(2010)
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age 14+
Dystopian bestseller is full of plot twists, complex themes.
By Catherine Fisher
(2010)
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age 16+
Teen gamers vs. corporations; absorbing but violent sci-fi.
By Cory Doctorow
(2010)
age 12+
Exciting, dramatic -- and bloody -- sci-fi trilogy finale.
By Suzanne Collins
(2010)
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age 13+
Gripping but bloody dystopian tale will make teens think.
By Paolo Bacigalupi
(2010)
age 12+
Sci-fi stand-out with high adventure, great characters.
By Scott Westerfeld
(2010)
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age 13+
Fun, provoking start to dystopian series for teens.
By Ally Condie
(2010)
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age 9+
Exciting story of murder-solving heroine with superpowers.
By Kathy Reichs
(2010)
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age 12+
Super-powered fugitive alien finds high school romance.
By Pittacus Lore
(2010)
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age 14+
Satire of ultimate consumerist society still packs punch.
By Aldous Huxley
(1932)
age 7+
Brave girl seeks missing friend in exciting graphic novel.
By Ben Hatke
(2011)
age 14+
Mature dystopian fantasy with polygamy, teen pregnancy.
By Lauren DeStefano
(2011)
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age 13+
Classic, still-powerful story of futuristic censorship.
By Ray Bradbury
(1953)
age 13+
Exciting, violent dystopian thriller is original, addictive.
By Veronica Roth
(2011)
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age 13+
Relentless tale of future warfare asks disturbing questions.
By Garth Nix
(1998)
age 12+
Sci-fi series sequel less fresh but still discussion-worthy.
By Scott Westerfeld
(2005)
age 12+
Classic undersea adventure with science-fiction flair.
By Jules Verne
(1996)
age 12+
Popular sci-fi series bounces back with action, depth.
By Scott Westerfeld
(2006)

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