Book Reviews

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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)
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age 11+
 
Moving verse tale of girl's experience in Darfur genocide.
By Andrea Davis Pinkney
(2014)
age 10+
 
Troubled adopted boy learns to open heart in moving tale.
By Cynthia Kadohata
(2014)
age 10+
 
Excellent poems depict coming of age in tumultuous 1960s.
By Jacqueline Woodson
(2014)
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age 7+
 
Irreverent collection offers mind-opening poems for kids.
By Karma Wilson
(2014)
age 9+
 
Short, funny poems a sure bet to delight kids.
By Douglas Florian
(2014)
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age 14+
 
Gritty sequel about abused sisters lacks original's spark.
By Ellen Hopkins
(2013)
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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 3+
 
Poems of the seasons double as catchy songs for kids.
By Michael DeWall, Peter Elman
(2013)
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age 14+
 
Intense tale of teen breaking free from her abusive home.
By Ellen Hopkins
(2006)
age 6+
 
Irresistible collection of clever, hilarious poems.
By Shel Silverstein
(2004)
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 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)

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