Book Reviews

age 15+
 
Vonnegut's time-travel classic best for mature teen readers.
By Kurt Vonnegut
(1969)
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age 12+
 
Boy genius trains to crush alien invasion in sci-fi classic.
By Orson Scott Card
(2005)
age 9+
 
Classic sci-fi story still inspires and gets kids thinking.
By Madeleine L'Engle
(1992)
age 12+
 
Exciting, provocative tale of lethal reality show.
By Suzanne Collins
(2008)
age 12+
 
Sequel just as gripping -- and brutal -- as the first.
By Suzanne Collins
(2009)
age 13+
 
Exciting, violent dystopian thriller is original, addictive.
By Veronica Roth
(2011)
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age 14+
 
Satire of ultimate consumerist society still packs punch.
By Aldous Huxley
(1932)
age 13+
 
Excellent dystopian sequel is terrifically twisty, intense.
By Veronica Roth
(2012)
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age 12+
 
Fast-paced World War I fantasy exciting yet low on violence.
By Scott Westerfeld
(2009)
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age 15+
 
Exciting, provocative dystopian novel will make teens think.
By Cory Doctorow
(2008)
age 8+
 
Part fantasy, part mystery, part treasure hunt.
By Jeanne DuPrau
(2004)
age 9+
 
A simple, clear look at the slippery slope to war.
By Jeanne DuPrau
(2004)
age 12+
 
The acme of British science-fiction humor.
By Douglas Adams
(2005)
age 5+
 
Silly sentences keep kids laughing without pause.
By Lynne Truss
(2006)
age 9+
 
A forbidden child hides from Population Police.
By Margaret Peterson Haddix
(2005)
age 12+
 
Gripping, terrifying disaster tale will inspire discussions.
By Susan Beth Pfeffer
(2006)
age 11+
 
Thoughtful sci-fi about the price of beauty.
By Scott Westerfeld
(2006)
age 14+
 
Amnesia's just the half of it for post-coma teen.
By Mary E. Pearson
(2008)
age 9+
 
Time-travel series start is suspenseful.
By Margaret Peterson Haddix
(2008)
age 14+
 
Exciting but violent dystopian thriller for teens.
By Patrick Ness
(2008)

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