Book Reviews

A Wrinkle in Time Book Poster Image
age 9+
Classic sci-fi story still inspires and gets kids thinking.
By Madeleine L'Engle
(1992)
The City of Ember Book Poster Image
age 8+
Part fantasy, part mystery, part treasure hunt.
By Jeanne DuPrau
(2004)
The People of Sparks Book Poster Image
age 9+
A simple, clear look at the slippery slope to war.
By Jeanne DuPrau
(2004)
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Hitchhiker's Guide Series, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
The acme of British science-fiction humor.
By Douglas Adams
(2005)
Things Not Seen Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Invisibility isn't all it's cracked up to be.
By Andrew Clements
(2005)
Among the Hidden: Shadow Children, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
A forbidden child hides from Population Police.
By Margaret Peterson Haddix
(2005)
Ender's Game Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Boy genius trains to crush alien invasion in sci-fi classic.
By Orson Scott Card
(2005)
Maximum Ride, Book 1: The Angel Experiment Book Poster Image
age 11+
OK series launch about flock of mutants. Tweens.
By James Patterson
(2006)
Uglies: Uglies Quartet, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Thoughtful sci-fi about the price of beauty.
By Scott Westerfeld
(2006)
Slaughterhouse-Five Book Poster Image
age 15+
Vonnegut's time-travel classic best for mature teen readers.
By Kurt Vonnegut
(1969)
Life as We Knew It Book Poster Image
age 12+
Gripping, terrifying disaster tale will inspire discussions.
By Susan Beth Pfeffer
(2006)
Unwind: Unwind Dystology, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Shocking sci-fi gives teens plenty to get wound up about.
By Neal Shusterman
(2007)
The Adoration of Jenna Fox: The Jenna Fox Chronicles, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Amnesia's just the half of it for post-coma teen.
By Mary E. Pearson
(2008)
The True Meaning of Smekday Book Poster Image
age 9+
Alien invasion is comical and fun, but too long.
By Adam Rex
(2007)
Little Brother Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Exciting, provocative dystopian novel will make teens think.
By Cory Doctorow
(2008)
Found: The Missing, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Time-travel series start is suspenseful.
By Margaret Peterson Haddix
(2008)
The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking, Book 1) Book Poster Image
age 14+
Exciting but violent dystopian thriller for teens.
By Patrick Ness
(2008)
The Hunger Games, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Exciting, provocative tale of lethal reality show.
By Suzanne Collins
(2008)
Watchmen Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Retired heroes fight to save themselves in gritty classic.
By Alan Moore
(1995)
Catching Fire: The Hunger Games, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Sequel just as gripping -- and brutal -- as the first.
By Suzanne Collins
(2009)

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