Book Reviews

age 13+
 
Soon-to-part lovers debate what-ifs in smart romance.
By Jennifer E. Smith
(2015)
age 12+
 
Scout confronts Atticus on integration in rambling sequel.
By Harper Lee
(2015)
age 13+
 
Compelling tale of Pakistani-American forced into marriage.
By Aisha Saeed
(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 14+
 
Sweet, utterly believable romance/fantasy explores identity.
By Steve Brezenoff
(2014)
age 12+
 
Surfer girl fears first-love wipeout in sweet romance.
By Michelle Dalton
(2014)
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age 12+
 
Sweet tale of love and friendship on the road to stardom.
By Emery Lord
(2014)
age 12+
 
Sweet, smart romance is perfect vacation reading.
By Jennifer E. Smith
(2014)
age 14+
 
Teen fights for forbidden love in sweet romance.
By Sarah Ockler
(2013)
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age 14+
 
Intense '80s romance is a fabulous pick for mature teens.
By Rainbow Rowell
(2013)
age 14+
 
Immortal romance is set against violent French Revolution.
By Charles Dickens
(1894)
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age 13+
 
Tragic teen love story stands the test of time.
By William Shakespeare
(2004)
age 14+
 
Profound novel offers brutal view of Spanish Civil War.
By Ernest Hemingway
(1940)
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age 16+
 
Classic dystopian novel of life under constant scrutiny.
By George Orwell
(1949)
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age 16+
 
Gritty novel of violence and race best for older teens.
By Richard Wright
(1940)
age 12+
 
Twain's classic is full of humor and suspense.
By Mark Twain
(1876)
age 12+
 
Stunning classic examines racism -- and justice.
By Harper Lee
(1960)