Book Reviews

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age 14+
 
Complex, intense story is OK for mature teens.
By Meg Rosoff
(2007)
age 14+
 
A kind of "Dangerous Liaisons" for teenagers.
By Robert Cormier
(1974)
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age 9+
 
Classic story of the power of positive thinking.
By Eleanor H. Porter
(2004)
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age 16+
 
Brilliant but mature classic explores racism, gender, power.
By Toni Morrison
(1977)
age 14+
 
One of the greatest novels of the 20th century.
By J. D. Salinger
(1969)
age 8+
 
Gorgeous holiday treasure for school-age kids.
By Dylan Thomas
(2005)
age 12+
 
Stunning classic examines racism -- and justice.
By Harper Lee
(1960)
age 10+
 
A rare treat for young book lovers.
By Lewis Buzbee
(2008)
age 9+
 
Girl's vivid imagination, kindness enrich all-time classic.
By Frances Hodgson Burnett
(1998)
age 17+
 
Kesey's great madhouse epic best for older teens.
By Ken Kesey
(2002)
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age 14+
 
American classic captures romance, debauchery of Jazz Age.
By F. Scott Fitzgerald
(1925)
age 14+
 
Classic story of love and revenge still captivates.
By Emily Bronte
(2005)
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age 13+
 
Moving Depression-era story of friendship, loneliness, fate.
By John Steinbeck
(2002)
age 14+
 
Masterpiece of romance and manners entertains at any age.
By Jane Austen
(1813)
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age 13+
 
Classic satirical allegory about the abuse of power.
By George Orwell
(1945)
age 14+
 
Hemingway's masterpiece salutes Spain and Lost Generation.
By Ernest Hemingway
(2006)
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age 16+
 
Gritty novel of violence and race best for older teens.
By Richard Wright
(1940)
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age 16+
 
Classic dystopian novel of life under constant scrutiny.
By George Orwell
(1949)
age 12+
 
Fast-paced, moving Dickens classic of reversed fortune.
By Charles Dickens
(1893)
age 14+
 
Profound novel offers brutal view of Spanish Civil War.
By Ernest Hemingway
(1940)

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