Book Reviews

AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Suspenseful mystery with a Lemony Snicket vibe.
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By Trenton Lee Stewart
(2007)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Fast-paced YA thriller from "suburban noir" pro.
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By Harlan Coben
(2011)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Masterful murder mystery takes dark view of justice.
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By Agatha Christie
(1939)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Great premise overcomes an excess of clever embellishments.
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By Lizzie K. Foley
(2012)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Psychological thriller about ex-assassin proves unsettling.
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By Chris Lynch
(2012)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Smart kids, lessons in Mysterious Benedict Society prequel.
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By Trenton Lee Stewart
(2012)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Exciting series gets personal with Boone accused of theft.
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By John Grisham
(2012)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Clever, fast-paced mystery mixes spy thrills and teen drama.
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By Stuart Gibbs
(2012)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Exciting, nonstop techno-thriller raises big issues.
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By Michelle Gagnon
(2012)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Decent start to girl-who-hears-others'-thoughts series.
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By Elizabeth George
(2012)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Teen must prove she didn't kill parents in taut thriller.
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By James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
(2012)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Funny, intriguing mystery of school's hidden treasure.
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By Emily Fairlie
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
All the charm, menace, and wordplay of A Series of Unfortunate Events but in a noir setting, with Snicket as a boy solving the mystery.
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By Lemony Snicket
(2012)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Teen thriller sequel lacks punch of previous volume.
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By Harlan Coben
(2012)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Serial killer stalks teen girl in spooky thriller.
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By Kate Brian
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Touching story of resourceful girl solving a family mystery.
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By Blue Balliett
(2013)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Slick but lopsided tale of teen trying to solve a murder.
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By Tim Tharp
(2013)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
School-for-criminals mystery turns very dark and violent.
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By Kirsten Miller
(2013)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Popular, rich girls star in shallow, sexy series starter.
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By Jacqueline Green
(2013)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Swedish summer camp thriller gets lost in translation.
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By Ake Edwardson
(2013)

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