Book Reviews

AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Clever, fast-paced mystery mixes spy thrills and teen drama.
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By Stuart Gibbs
(2012)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Exciting, nonstop techno-thriller raises big issues.
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By Michelle Gagnon
(2012)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Decent start to girl-who-hears-others'-thoughts series.
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By Elizabeth George
(2012)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Swell start to a spooky but fabulous Prohibition-set series.
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By Libba Bray
(2012)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Teen must prove she didn't kill parents in taut thriller.
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By James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
(2012)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Funny, intriguing mystery of school's hidden treasure.
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By Emily Fairlie
(2012)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Snicket in fine form as a 12-year-old solving noir mystery.
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By Lemony Snicket
(2012)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Teen thriller sequel lacks punch of previous volume.
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By Harlan Coben
(2012)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Suspenseful series opener leaves much unresolved for sequel.
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By Elise Broach
(2011)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Macabre modern Ripper meets hip Brit boarding school.
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By Maureen Johnson
(2011)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Serial killer stalks teen girl in spooky thriller.
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By Kate Brian
(2013)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Engaging classic mystery series great for beginning readers.
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By Gertrude Chandler Warner
(1942)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Cool main character holds together 2nd London mystery.
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By Maureen Johnson
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Tory and friends fight serial killer in thrilling sequel.
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By Brendan Reichs, Kathy Reichs
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Action picks up in adventure-packed sequel.
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By Elise Broach
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Touching story of resourceful girl solving a family mystery.
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By Blue Balliett
(2013)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Slick but lopsided tale of teen trying to solve a murder.
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By Tim Tharp
(2013)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
School-for-criminals mystery turns very dark and violent.
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By Kirsten Miller
(2013)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Popular, rich girls star in shallow, sexy series starter.
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By Jacqueline Green
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Plot and jokes forced but harmless in detective parody.
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By Jarrett J. Krosoczka
(2013)

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