Book Reviews

age 9+
 
Classic sci-fi story still inspires and gets kids thinking.
By Madeleine L'Engle
(1992)
age 8+
 
Part fantasy, part mystery, part treasure hunt.
By Jeanne DuPrau
(2004)
age 12+
 
Exciting, provocative tale of lethal reality show.
By Suzanne Collins
(2008)
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age 9+
 
Exciting story of murder-solving heroine with superpowers.
By Kathy Reichs
(2010)
age 7+
 
Brave girl seeks missing friend in exciting graphic novel.
By Ben Hatke
(2011)
age 13+
 
Entertaining futuristic take on reality TV dating shows.
By Kiera Cass
(2012)
age 10+
 
Heroine's humanity anchors stronger sequel.
By Tony DiTerlizzi
(2012)
age 13+
 
Excellent dystopian sequel is terrifically twisty, intense.
By Veronica Roth
(2012)
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age 15+
 
Sci-fi romance full of strong language, mature themes.
By Elizabeth Norris
(2012)
age 9+
 
Gripping multimedia time-travel adventure series debut.
By James Dashner
(2012)
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age 14+
 
Engrossing story of an "echo" designed to replace dead girl.
By Sangu Mandanna
(2012)
age 9+
 
Sensitive adaptation of classic sci-fi adventure.
By Hope Larson, Madeleine L'Engle
(2012)
age 13+
 
Delightful steampunk fantasy about girl spies and assassins.
By Gail Carriger
(2013)
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age 13+
 
Gritty post-apocalyptic story with strong heroine.
By Julianna Baggott
(2012)
age 13+
 
Post-apocalyptic story has great characters; still gruesome.
By Julianna Baggott
(2013)
age 8+
 
Fast-paced girl-power confection made for superhero fans.
By Sophie Bell
(2013)
age 13+
 
The Selection sequel is more romantic, still superficial.
By Kiera Cass
(2013)
age 13+
 
Exhilarating but bloody tale starts off time travel series.
By Eoin Colfer
(2013)
age 12+
 
Thoughtful dystopian tale questions winning at all costs.
By Joelle Charbonneau
(2013)
age 10+
 
Absorbing, fast-paced sci-fi fantasy hinges on time machine.
By Polly Shulman
(2013)

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