Book Reviews

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age 14+
 
Scary horror thriller offers a fresh take on old monsters.
By Courtney Alameda
(2015)
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age 9+
 
Worried girl gets magical pencil in reassuring story.
By Kate Messner
(2015)
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age 10+
 
Big-hearted book about overcoming dyslexia inspires.
By Lynda Mullaly Hunt
(2015)
age 9+
 
Fairy tale twist adds to the fun in popular series.
By Rachel Renee Russell
(2014)
age 8+
 
Fast-paced adventure with friends, zombies, and magic.
By Patrik Henry Bass
(2014)
age 8+
 
Empowering, sweet story about the fears that haunt us.
By Jason Segel, Kirsten Miller
(2014)
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age 16+
 
Creepy, violent Asylum sequel has some gore.
By Madeleine Roux
(2014)
age 14+
 
Creepy, gory horror story based on Japanese folktale.
By Rin Chupeco
(2014)
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age 14+
 
Tale of telekinetic teen still packs a punch.
By Stephen King
(1974)
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age 12+
 
Gothic tale set in Barcelona raises goosebumps.
By Carlos Ruiz Zafon
(2014)
age 9+
 
Fluffy addition to tween series spotlights reality TV.
By Rachel Renee Russell
(2014)
age 10+
 
Deliciously macabre, well-spun tale for fans of horror.
By Jonathan Auxier
(2014)
age 9+
 
Students stand up to principal and bullies in clever sequel.
By Tom Angleberger
(2014)
age 16+
 
Darkly funny, very violent high school murder mystery.
By Kathleen Hale
(2014)
age 10+
 
Dark, funny tale of mean boy trying to end his nine lives.
By John Bemelmans Marciano
(2013)
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age 17+
 
Fantasy intertwining sex, violence, makes for mature fare.
By Christopher Rice
(2013)
age 14+
 
Illustrated version puts fresh, surreal spin on classic.
By Mary Shelley
(2013)
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age 10+
 
Thrilling ghost adventure has great characters, plus gore.
By Gareth P. Jones
(2013)
age 9+
 
Goofy horror/action comedy has serious underpinnings.
By Paolo Bacigalupi
(2013)
age 15+
 
Dark, violent, sensuous vampire tale best for older teens.
By Holly Black
(2013)

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