Book Reviews

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)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Riotous, violent adventure with classic virtues.
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By Ted Bell
(2008)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Time-travel series start is suspenseful.
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By Margaret Peterson Haddix
(2008)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Classic requires patience and a large vocabulary.
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By Jules Verne
(1864)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Absurd premise yields a thrilling story.
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By P. B. Kerr
(2008)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Exciting, provocative dystopian novel will make teens think.
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By Cory Doctorow
(2008)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Alien invasion is comical and fun, but too long.
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By Adam Rex
(2007)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Amnesia's just the half of it for post-coma teen.
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By Mary E. Pearson
(2008)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Grim sequel of survival grittier than first installment.
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By Susan Beth Pfeffer
(2008)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Mopey in the first half, exciting in the second.
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By Terry Pratchett
(2007)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Adventure series is formulaic but satisfying.
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By Victor Appleton
(2007)

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