Book Reviews

AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Exciting story of murder-solving heroine with superpowers.
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By Kathy Reichs
(2010)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Fun, provoking start to dystopian series for teens.
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By Ally Condie
(2010)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Sci-fi stand-out with high adventure, great characters.
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By Scott Westerfeld
(2010)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Gripping but bloody dystopian tale will make teens think.
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By Paolo Bacigalupi
(2010)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Exciting, dramatic -- and bloody -- sci-fi trilogy finale.
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By Suzanne Collins
(2010)
Editors' pick
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
Fast-paced and multicultural, this idealistic, multilayered tale of a brave new world will appeal even to non-gamers.
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By Cory Doctorow
(2010)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Dystopian bestseller is full of plot twists, complex themes.
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By Catherine Fisher
(2010)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Older kids will relate to sci-fi fantasy about misfit teen.
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By David Klass
(2010)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Fun characters pepper save-the-world-from-aliens adventure.
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By Mark Teague
(2009)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Intriguing premise, but too much exposition.
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By Margaret Peterson Haddix
(2009)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Teens are the pawns of evil adults in violent dystopia.
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By James Dashner
(2009)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Fast-paced World War I fantasy exciting yet low on violence.
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By Scott Westerfeld
(2009)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Horror mystery is too dark for most kids' tastes.
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By Arthur Slade
(2009)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Sequel just as gripping -- and brutal -- as the first.
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By Suzanne Collins
(2009)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
Retired heroes fight to save themselves in gritty classic.
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By Alan Moore
(1995)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Uninspired sci-fi adventure won't leave kids wanting more.
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By James Patterson
(2008)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Great author misses the mark with invisibility tale.
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By Andrew Clements
(2008)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Exciting, provocative tale of lethal reality show.
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By Suzanne Collins
(2008)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Exciting but violent dystopian thriller for teens.
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By Patrick Ness
(2008)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Series finale goes back to adventure.
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By Jeanne DuPrau
(2008)

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