Book Reviews

Half a World Away Book Poster Image
age 10+
Troubled adopted boy learns to open heart in moving tale.
By Cynthia Kadohata
(2014)
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Red Butterfly Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Heartbreaking, uplifting, lyrical orphan tale in free verse.
By A. L. Sonnichsen
(2015)
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The Last Time We Say Goodbye Book Poster Image
age 13+
Teen's heartrending journey after brother's suicide.
By Cynthia Hand
(2015)
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Paperweight Book 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 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Scout confronts Atticus on integration in rambling sequel.
By Harper Lee
(2015)
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The Accident Season Book Poster Image
age 14+
Haunting, beautiful tale of love, pain, and secrets.
By Moira Fowley-Doyle
(2015)
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I Crawl Through It Book Poster Image
age 15+
Bizarre, brilliant, poignant tale of resilient teens.
By A.S. King
(2015)
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Wolf Hollow Book 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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Sula Book 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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The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place Book Poster Image
age 9+
Girl fights to save her uncles' artistic towers.
By E. L. Konigsburg
(2004)
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King Matt the First Book Poster Image
age 10+
Boy king tries to give kids same rights as adults.
By Janusz Korczak
(2004)
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Just in Case Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Complex, intense story is OK for mature teens.
By Meg Rosoff
(2007)
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The Aurora County All-Stars Book Poster Image
age 9+
Funny, moving, thoughtful small-town life.
By Deborah Wiles
(2007)
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The Chocolate War Book Poster Image
age 14+
A kind of "Dangerous Liaisons" for teenagers.
By Robert Cormier
(1974)
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Pollyanna Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Classic story of the power of positive thinking.
By Eleanor H. Porter
(2004)
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Heidi Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Classic story has lost none of its joy and power.
By Johanna Spyri
(1880)
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Book Poster Image
age 9+
A classic that both adults and kids love.
By Lewis Carroll
(1865)
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Black Beauty Book Poster Image
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age 10+
A heartrending, beautiful, educational classic.
By Anna Sewell
(1887)
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Song of Solomon Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Brilliant but mature classic explores racism, gender, power.
By Toni Morrison
(1977)
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Beloved Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Haunting Pulitzer Prize winner about slavery's impact.
By Toni Morrison
(1987)
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