Book Reviews

AGE
8
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Thinner story, less character depth in action-packed sequel.
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By Marion Jensen
(2015)
AGE
8
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Girl blasts off to alien moon in wacky, wise sci-fi sequel.
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By Adam Rex
(2015)
AGE
14
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High body count, low believability in Frankenstein homage.
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By Megan Shepherd
(2015)
AGE
9
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Diverse superhero saga ups ante with mystical villains.
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By Eric Dean Seaton
(2014)
AGE
13
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Absorbing prequel from the evil queen's perspective.
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By Marissa Meyer
(2015)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Modern civil war erupts in intense, action-packed sequel.
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By Trent Reedy
(2015)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Fun space-pirate sequel adds complexity.
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By Jason Fry
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Zany fun, great writing in smart prankster tale with heart.
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By Mac Barnett, Jory John
(2015)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Funny memoir of a boy trying to get his first girlfriend.
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By Josh Sundquist
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Time-bending thriller has more romance than mystery.
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By Claudia Gray
(2014)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Sci-fi saga about organ harvesters nails the ending.
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By Neal Shusterman
(2014)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
A super violent Hunger Games-James Bond hybrid.
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By James Frey, Nils Johnson-Shelton
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Sentimental heart beats beneath goofy humor.
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By Stephan Pastis
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Family road trip goes hilariously awry in 9th installment.
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By Jeff Kinney
(2014)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Addictive alien-invasion sequel is jaw-droppingly intense.
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By Rick Yancey
(2014)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Silly cowboy adventure perfect for new chapter-book readers.
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By Kate DiCamillo
(2014)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Madcap time-travel mayhem for the potty-humor set.
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By Dav Pilkey
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Second book in cyberpunk saga loses steam.
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By James Dashner
(2014)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Third grader changes attitude in cute tale of self-control.
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By Megan McDonald
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Field-trip mayhem in smart, satisfying end to clever series.
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By Tom Angleberger
(2014)

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