Book Reviews

All-American Girl Book Poster Image
age 11+
Marred by a pat ending, but an enjoyable romp.
By Meg Cabot
(2003)
The Slippery Slope: A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 10 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Witty story, exciting adventure keeps kids reading.
By Lemony Snicket
(2003)
Maximum Ride 3: Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports Book Poster Image
age 12+
Flabby finale to senseless yet exciting series.
By James Patterson
(2007)
The City of Ember Book Poster Image
age 8+
Part fantasy, part mystery, part treasure hunt.
By Jeanne DuPrau
(2004)
The Mischievians Book Poster Image
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age 7+
Funny encyclopedia of annoying things and who's responsible.
By William Joyce
(2013)
Fractured: Slated, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Riveting Slated sequel ups the violence, darkens the mood.
By Teri Terry
(2013)
Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures Book Poster Image
age 8+
Funny, poignant tale of cynical girl, superpowered squirrel.
By Kate DiCamillo
(2013)
Middle School: My Brother Is a Big, Fat Liar Book Poster Image
age 10+
Realistic middle school issues from a girl's point of view.
By James Patterson, Lisa Papademetriou
(2013)
The Brokenhearted Book Poster Image
age 14+
Teen ballerina turns to vigilante justice in mature sci-fi.
By Amelia Kahaney
(2013)
Stick Dog Wants a Hot Dog: Stick Dog, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 7+
Same dogs, same tricks in goofy sequel.
By Tom Watson
(2013)
Entangled Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Entertaining space-travel adventure fine for young teens.
By Amy Rose Capetta
(2013)
UnSouled: Unwind Dystology, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Teens flee organ harvesters in action-packed installment.
By Neal Shusterman
(2013)
Allegiant: Divergent, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Controversial finale to a thrilling dystopian trilogy.
By Veronica Roth
(2013)
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck Book Poster Image
age 8+
Extra helping of potty humor in 8th installment.
By Jeff Kinney
(2013)
The Templeton Twins Make a Scene: Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Brainy twins fight evil onstage in silly, fun sequel.
By Ellis Weiner
(2013)
The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee: Origami Yoda, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Funny series continues with more folding and friendships.
By Tom Angleberger
(2012)
The Surprise Attack of Jabba the Puppett: Origami Yoda, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Clever sequel gets tweens to think about how they're taught.
By Tom Angleberger
(2013)
Champion: Legend, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Action-packed sci-fi series reaches rousing conclusion.
By Marie Lu
(2013)
Inhuman Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Fantasy creatures enhance near-future page turner.
By Kat Falls
(2013)
The Eye of Minds: The Mortality Doctrine, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Cyberpunk series hits the ground running for gaming fans.
By James Dashner
(2013)

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