Book Reviews

The Canyon's Edge [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 11+
Poetry lends shape to dramatic, gripping desert adventure.
By Dusti Bowling
(2020)
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The Testaments: The Handmaid's Tale, Book 2 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 16+
Brilliant, violent sequel is worthy of the orginal.
By Margaret Atwood
(2019)
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Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 10+
Moving, interwoven stories of Black middle schoolers.
By Jason Reynolds
(2019)
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Black Beauty [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 10+
Classic horse novel has be-kind-to-animals message.
By Anna Sewell
(1887)
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How It Feels to Float [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 14+
Teen battles mental illness in unforgettable, hopeful story.
By Helena Fox
(2019)
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Midnight at the Electric [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 14+
Riveting blend of past and future explores love, choice.
By Jodi Lynn Anderson
(2017)
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The One Memory of Flora Banks [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 13+
Gripping thriller about a teen who can't make new memories.
By Emily Barr
(2017)
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We Are Okay [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 14+
Memorable story of friendship, loss, and family secrets.
By Nina LaCour
(2017)
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The Poet's Dog [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 6+
Talking dog helps stranded kids in gentle book about grief.
By Patricia MacLachlan
(2016)
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Sula [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 15+
Haunting, complex tale of friendship best for older teens.
By Toni Morrison
(1973)
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Wolf Hollow [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 10+
Tween's search for justice is intense and beautiful.
By Lauren Wolk
(2016)
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I Crawl Through It [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 15+
Bizarre, brilliant, poignant tale of resilient teens.
By A.S. King
(2015)
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The Accident Season [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 14+
Haunting, beautiful tale of love, pain, and secrets.
By Moira Fowley-Doyle
(2015)
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Paperweight [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 13+
Beautifully written tale of teen with eating disorder.
By Meg Haston
(2015)
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Go Set a Watchman [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 12+
Scout confronts Atticus on integration in rambling sequel.
By Harper Lee
(2015)
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The Last Time We Say Goodbye [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 13+
Teen's heartrending journey after brother's suicide.
By Cynthia Hand
(2015)
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Into That Forest [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 12+
Powerful, gripping survival adventure is gory but great.
By Louis Nowra
(2013)
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Love in the Time of Global Warming [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 15+
Compelling apocalyptic survival story with four LGBTQ teens.
By Francesca Lia Block
(2013)
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Sense and Sensibility [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 14+
Classic novel is rich in romance and humor.
By Jane Austen
(1811)
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A Tale of Two Cities [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 14+
Immortal romance is set against violent French Revolution.
By Charles Dickens
(1894)
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