Book Reviews

age 13+
 
Excellent dystopian sequel is terrifically twisty, intense.
By Veronica Roth
(2012)
age 14+
 
Teens are pawns of evil adults again in violent sequel.
By James Dashner
(2010)
age 13+
 
Exciting, violent dystopian thriller is original, addictive.
By Veronica Roth
(2011)
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age 14+
 
Satire of ultimate consumerist society still packs punch.
By Aldous Huxley
(1932)
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age 13+
 
Fun, provoking start to dystopian series for teens.
By Ally Condie
(2010)
age 12+
 
Exciting, dramatic -- and bloody -- sci-fi trilogy finale.
By Suzanne Collins
(2010)
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age 12+
 
Refreshing Clique series spinoff features smart girls.
By Lisi Harrison
(2009)
age 13+
 
Teens are the pawns of evil adults in violent dystopia.
By James Dashner
(2009)
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age 12+
 
Fast-paced World War I fantasy exciting yet low on violence.
By Scott Westerfeld
(2009)
age 12+
 
Sequel just as gripping -- and brutal -- as the first.
By Suzanne Collins
(2009)
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age 16+
 
Retired heroes fight to save themselves in gritty classic.
By Alan Moore
(1995)
age 12+
 
Exciting, provocative tale of lethal reality show.
By Suzanne Collins
(2008)
age 14+
 
Exciting but violent dystopian thriller for teens.
By Patrick Ness
(2008)
age 9+
 
Time-travel series start is suspenseful.
By Margaret Peterson Haddix
(2008)
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age 15+
 
Exciting, provocative dystopian novel will make teens think.
By Cory Doctorow
(2008)
age 9+
 
Alien invasion is comical and fun, but too long.
By Adam Rex
(2007)
age 14+
 
Amnesia's just the half of it for post-coma teen.
By Mary E. Pearson
(2008)
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age 10+
 
Lyrical and plotless -- for patient readers.
By Jacqueline Woodson
(2007)
age 15+
 
Boarding school novel with depth, drugs, and sex.
By Caroline Says, Hobson Brown, Taylor Materne
(2007)
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age 8+
 
Ear-to-ear-grinningly delightful school story.
By Andrew Clements
(2007)

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