Book Reviews

Fair Coin Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Fast-paced sci-fi adventure with magic wish-granting coin.
By E.C. Myers
(2012)
A.D.D. (Adolescent Demo Division) Book Poster Image
age 16+
Sharp critique of gamer culture told as sci-fi story.
By Douglas Rushkoff
(2012)
Brother from a Box Book Poster Image
age 10+
Charming, somewhat silly tale of human-robot rivalry.
By Evan Kuhlman
(2012)
The Selection, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Entertaining futuristic take on reality TV dating shows.
By Kiera Cass
(2012)
The House of the Scorpion Book Poster Image
age 11+
Gripping, gritty sci-fi tale of a clone's identity struggle.
By Nancy Farmer
(2001)
After the Snow Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Harsh yet hopeful struggle for survival in a new Ice Age.
By S.D. Crockett
(2012)
Tempest Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Romantic time-travel tale implausible but action-packed.
By Julie Cross
(2012)
Fever: The Chemical Garden Trilogy, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Fatiguing sequel ups the sexual content.
By Lauren DeStefano
(2012)
Cinder: The Lunar Chronicles, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Cinderella as a futuristic cyborg. Pretty cool.
By Marissa Meyer
(2012)
Partials: The Partials Sequence, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Tense action, sharp plot twists distinguish dystopian tale.
By Dan Wells
(2012)
A Princess of Mars Book Poster Image
age 14+
Old-style planetary romance is basis of John Carter film.
By Edgar Rice Burroughs
(1917)
Under the Never Sky Book Poster Image
age 14+
Hard-edged romantic adventure set in a dystopian future.
By Veronica Rossi
(2012)
Legend, Book 1 Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Stylish dystopian thriller in a not-so-future Los Angeles.
By Marie Lu
(2011)
Never Let Me Go Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Gripping sci-fi paints teens' bleak, unforgettable world.
By Kazuo Ishiguro
(2006)
Richard Scarry's Cars and Trucks and Things That Go Book Poster Image
age 2+
Excellent vocab builder is also big wacky fun.
By Richard Scarry
(1998)
Planesrunner: Everness, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Clever science fantasy will appeal to Philip Pullman fans.
By Ian McDonald
(2011)
Unison Spark Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Sci-fi thriller puts a futuristic spin on social networking.
By Andy Marino
(2011)
The Power of Six: Lorien Legacies, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Sci-fi teen alien series stays exciting with more battles.
By Pittacus Lore
(2011)
The Always War Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Fast-paced dystopian quest for truth.
By Margaret Peterson Haddix
(2011)
Scored Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Teens will relate to dystopian world where scores = status.
By Lauren McLaughlin
(2011)

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