Book Reviews

age 9+
 
Delightful girl sleuth story with puzzles.
By Michael D. Bell
(2009)
age 12+
 
Engaging cliffhanger continues series' rollercoaster ride.
By Meg Cabot
(2009)
age 9+
 
Perfectly voiced, mysterious sci-fi coming-of-age tale.
By Rebecca Stead
(2009)
age 9+
 
Mystery and ethics in sports journalism.
By John Feinstein
(2009)
age 12+
 
Compelling, quirky onion of a mystery.
By Melissa Kantor, Stella Lennon
(2009)
age 9+
 
Not as inventive as first two books, but still great fun.
By Trenton Lee Stewart
(2009)
age 13+
 
Mystery + romance + wannabe rock stars adds up to good fun.
By Daniel Ehrenhaft
(2010)
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age 14+
 
Siblings team up to solve mystery in suspenseful teen read.
By Tim Wynne-Jones
(2009)
age 13+
 
Funny, overweight, deaf -- the new kid is an unlikely hero.
By Josh Berk
(2010)
age 13+
 
Spunky heroine, but Victorian spy/love tale doesn't impress.
By Y.S. Lee
(2010)
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age 13+
 
Quirky romantic mystery offers something for every teen.
By Kristen Miller
(2010)
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age 14+
 
Suspenseful series starter full of pranks and mean girls.
By Sara Shepard
(2010)
age 11+
 
Series starter about teen lawyer teaches Courtroom 101.
By John Grisham
(2010)
age 12+
 
More mature themes in second entry of popular series.
By John Grisham
(2011)
age 15+
 
Suspenseful sequel mixes mean girls and a murder mystery.
By Sara Shepard
(2011)
age 10+
 
Holmes in top form vs. spectral hound on the moor.
By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
(2011)
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age 14+
 
Teen flees mom's killer in gripping thriller.
By Charlie Price
(2011)
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age 13+
 
Fast-paced YA thriller from "suburban noir" pro.
By Harlan Coben
(2011)
age 14+
 
More of the same in Book 3 of mean-girl murder mystery.
By Sara Shepard
(2012)
age 10+
 
Kids search for pirate treasure in adventurous sequel.
By Kathy Reichs
(2011)

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