Book Reviews

age 15+
Bizarre, brilliant, poignant tale of resilient teens.
By A.S. King
(2015)
age 10+
Facts, stats best for kids interested in global issues.
By Chelsea Clinton
(2015)
age 14+
Haunting, beautiful tale of love, pain, and secrets.
By Moira Fowley-Doyle
(2015)
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age 13+
Beautifully written tale of teen with eating disorder.
By Meg Haston
(2015)
age 12+
Scout confronts Atticus on integration in rambling sequel.
By Harper Lee
(2015)
age 13+
Teen's heartrending journey after brother's suicide.
By Cynthia Hand
(2015)
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age 8+
Heartbreaking, uplifting, lyrical orphan tale in free verse.
By A. L. Sonnichsen
(2015)
age 10+
Troubled adopted boy learns to open heart in moving tale.
By Cynthia Kadohata
(2014)
age 7+
Zany hijinks disguise terrific storytelling lesson.
By Nick Bruel
(2014)
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age 12+
Powerful, gripping survival adventure is gory but great.
By Louis Nowra
(2013)
age 14+
Gut-wrenching tale of grieving runaway is edgy, lyrical.
By Vikki Wakefield
(2013)
age 15+
Compelling apocalyptic survival story with four LGBTQ teens.
By Francesca Lia Block
(2013)
age 14+
Classic novel is rich in romance and humor.
By Jane Austen
(1811)
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age 14+
American classic captures romance, debauchery of Jazz Age.
By F. Scott Fitzgerald
(1925)
age 8+
Trip to enchanted world excites learning in kids' classic.
By Norton Juster
(1961)
age 17+
Kesey's great madhouse epic best for older teens.
By Ken Kesey
(2002)
age 9+
Girl's vivid imagination, kindness enrich all-time classic.
By Frances Hodgson Burnett
(1998)
age 14+
Immortal romance is set against violent French Revolution.
By Charles Dickens
(1894)
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age 16+
Fascinating survival tale with animal facts, gory detail.
By Yann Martel
(2001)
age 16+
Gripping dystopian novel of religious state against women.
By Margaret Atwood
(1985)

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