Book Reviews

AGE
13
QUALITY
 
OK read. Teens may love the supernatural elements.
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By Lois Duncan
(1981)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Absorbing mystery includes child abuse, sexual manipulation.
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By E. L. Konigsburg
(2000)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
A mystery, fantasy, and imaginative launch pad.
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By Blue Balliett
(2004)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Clever detective fiction for middle-graders.
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By Eoin Colfer
(2006)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Fast Food Nation for kids is quite meaty.
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By Charles Wilson, Eric Schlosser
(2006)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Exciting but flawed murder mystery for tweens.
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By Willo Davis Roberts
(1998)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Predictable yet appealing Nancy Drew classic.
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By Carolyn Keene
(1930)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Mild mystery tries too hard to be Lemony Snicket.
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By Pseudonymous Bosch
(2007)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Newbery Honor book is a fun mystery romp.
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By Zilpha Keatley Snyder
(1985)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Suspenseful mystery with a Lemony Snicket vibe.
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By Trenton Lee Stewart
(2007)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Poignant tale of dyslexic seeking his past.
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By Patricia Reilly Giff
(2008)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Positive lessons, but more danger than 1st book.
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By Trenton Lee Stewart
(2008)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Exciting mystery, heavily merchandised.
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By Gordon Korman, Jude Watson, Peter Lerangis, Rick Riordan
(2008)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Sophisticated, mature mystery better for older teens.
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By Judy Blundell
(2008)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Eco-mystery is suspenseful and funny.
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By Carl Hiaasen
(2009)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Book/online-video hybrid is creepy fun.
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By Patrick Carman
(2009)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Engaging cliffhanger continues series' rollercoaster ride.
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By Meg Cabot
(2009)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Perfectly voiced, mysterious sci-fi coming-of-age tale.
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By Rebecca Stead
(2009)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Suspenseful series starter full of pranks and mean girls.
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By Sara Shepard
(2010)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Trip to enchanted world excites learning in kids' classic.
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By Norton Juster
(1961)

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