Book Reviews

The Canyon's Edge Book Poster Image
age 11+
Poetry lends shape to dramatic, gripping desert adventure.
By Dusti Bowling
(2020)
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Scary Stories for Young Foxes Book Poster Image
age 10+
Intense, violent horror adventure is riveting and haunting.
By Christian McKay Heidicker
(2019)
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The Tenth Girl Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Dense, eerie, violent horror story with surprising twist.
By Sara Faring
(2019)
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The Testaments: The Handmaid's Tale, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 16+
Brilliant, violent sequel is worthy of the orginal.
By Margaret Atwood
(2019)
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Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks Book Poster Image
age 10+
Moving, interwoven stories of Black middle schoolers.
By Jason Reynolds
(2019)
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Wilder Girls Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Teen girls band together in violent dystopian thriller.
By Rory Power
(2019)
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Black Beauty Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Classic horse novel has be-kind-to-animals message.
By Anna Sewell
(1887)
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How It Feels to Float Book Poster Image
age 14+
Teen battles mental illness in unforgettable, hopeful story.
By Helena Fox
(2019)
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A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Babysitters fight monsters in fun horror-lite tale.
By Joe Ballarini
(2017)
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Small Spaces Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Tween horror done right: scary, not gory, with some heart.
By Katherine Arden
(2018)
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There's Someone Inside Your House Book Poster Image
age 14+
Exciting serial-killer tale blends gore, suspense, romance.
By Stephanie Perkins
(2017)
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Midnight at the Electric Book Poster Image
age 14+
Riveting blend of past and future explores love, choice.
By Jodi Lynn Anderson
(2017)
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The One Memory of Flora Banks Book Poster Image
age 13+
Gripping thriller about a teen who can't make new memories.
By Emily Barr
(2017)
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We Are Okay Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Memorable story of friendship, loss, and family secrets.
By Nina LaCour
(2017)
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How to Hang a Witch Book Poster Image
age 12+
Creepy thriller blends witch trials with high school drama.
By Adriana Mather
(2016)
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The Poet's Dog Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Talking dog helps stranded kids in gentle book about grief.
By Patricia MacLachlan
(2016)
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Escape from Asylum: Asylum, Book 0.5 Book Poster Image
age 16+
Repetitive prequel best for longtime fans.
By Madeleine Roux
(2016)
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Demon Dentist Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Grisly, wicked romp has touches of Dahl and dark humor.
By David Walliams
(2016)
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Sula Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Haunting, complex tale of friendship best for older teens.
By Toni Morrison
(1973)
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Wolf Hollow Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Tween's search for justice is intense and beautiful.
By Lauren Wolk
(2016)
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