Book Reviews

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age 14+
 
Thought-provoking, inventive teen romance with a twist.
By David Levithan
(2015)
age 12+
 
Scout confronts Atticus on integration in rambling sequel.
By Harper Lee
(2015)
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age 14+
 
Sweet, utterly believable romance/fantasy explores identity.
By Steve Brezenoff
(2014)
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age 14+
 
Captivating L.A. romance about a werewolf and a fashionista.
By Maggie Stiefvater
(2014)
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age 13+
 
Greek myths spark sweet, modern romance with heart.
By Kieran Scott
(2014)
age 15+
 
Titillation the main attraction of this predictable romance.
By Melissa de la Cruz
(2014)
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age 13+
 
Louisiana setting best part of fantasy-romance series intro.
By Lauren Kate
(2013)
age 15+
 
Compelling apocalyptic survival story with four LGBTQ teens.
By Francesca Lia Block
(2013)
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age 14+
 
Intense '80s romance is a fabulous pick for mature teens.
By Rainbow Rowell
(2013)
age 13+
 
Fallen-angel series ending is less than heaven-sent.
By Lauren Kate
(2012)
age 13+
 
Tedious lovers' quarrels drag down intriguing fantasy.
By Colleen Houck
(2011)
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 9+
 
A classic that both adults and kids love.
By Lewis Carroll
(1865)