Book Reviews

I Capture the Castle Book Poster Image
age 12+
Captivating story of teen's eccentric English family.
By Dodie Smith
(2003)
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The Bluest Eye Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Deeply poetic novel explores racial and sexual feelings.
By Toni Morrison
(1970)
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Romeo and Juliet Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Tragic teen love story stands the test of time.
By William Shakespeare
(2004)
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Lord of the Flies Book Poster Image
age 12+
Gripping story of marooned schoolboys and their savagery.
By William Golding
(1954)
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For Whom the Bell Tolls Book Poster Image
age 14+
Profound novel offers brutal view of Spanish Civil War.
By Ernest Hemingway
(1940)
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Great Expectations Book Poster Image
age 12+
Fast-paced, moving Dickens classic of reversed fortune.
By Charles Dickens
(1893)
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1984 Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Classic dystopian novel of life under constant scrutiny.
By George Orwell
(1949)
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Of Mice and Men Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Moving Depression-era story of friendship, loneliness, fate.
By John Steinbeck
(2002)
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Pride and Prejudice Book Poster Image
age 14+
Masterpiece of romance and manners entertains at any age.
By Jane Austen
(1813)
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Native Son Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Gritty novel of violence and race best for older teens.
By Richard Wright
(1940)
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Forge: The Seeds of America Trilogy, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Brutal yet educational depiction of slavery and wartime.
By Laurie Halse Anderson
(2010)
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Heart of Darkness Book Poster Image
age 16+
Tense journey to find ivory trader gone rogue in Congo.
By Joseph Conrad
(1901)
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Wuthering Heights Book Poster Image
age 14+
Classic story of love and revenge still captivates.
By Emily Bronte
(2005)
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Animal Farm Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Classic satirical allegory about the abuse of power.
By George Orwell
(1945)
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The Sun Also Rises Book Poster Image
age 14+
Hemingway's masterpiece salutes Spain and Lost Generation.
By Ernest Hemingway
(2006)
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Book Poster Image
age 12+
Twain's classic is full of humor and suspense.
By Mark Twain
(1876)
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Don Quixote Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Art and emotion both lost in retelling of classic.
By Martin Jenkins
(2009)
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Steinbeck's Ghost Book Poster Image
age 10+
A rare treat for young book lovers.
By Lewis Buzbee
(2008)
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The Ghost's Child Book Poster Image
age 14+
Lyrical view of life and love won't interest most kids.
By Sonya Hartnett
(2008)
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The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks Book Poster Image
age 14+
Boarding school rebel story more insightful than most.
By E. Lockhart
(2008)
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