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)
Uglies: Uglies Quartet, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Thoughtful sci-fi about the price of beauty.
By Scott Westerfeld
(2006)
The Hunger Games, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Exciting, provocative tale of lethal reality show.
By Suzanne Collins
(2008)
Virals: Book 1 Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Exciting story of murder-solving heroine with superpowers.
By Kathy Reichs
(2010)
Brave New World Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Satire of ultimate consumerist society still packs punch.
By Aldous Huxley
(1932)
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Book Poster Image
age 12+
Classic undersea adventure with science-fiction flair.
By Jules Verne
(1996)
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)
Foundation Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Hugely influential classic mostly for sci-fi fans.
By Isaac Asimov
(2008)
The Long Earth Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Witty sci-fi adventure takes hero to alternate Earths.
By Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter
(2012)
George and the Big Bang Book Poster Image
age 10+
Odd mix of cartoony space exploits and cutting-edge science.
By Lucy Hawking, Stephen Hawking
(2012)
Insignia Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Complex, thrilling start to thoughtful dystopian trilogy.
By S.J. Kincaid
(2012)
Infinity Ring: A Mutiny in Time, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Gripping multimedia time-travel adventure series debut.
By James Dashner
(2012)
What's Left of Me: The Hybrid Chronicles, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Intriguing tale of two-souled girl bogs down in repetition.
By Kat Zhang
(2012)
UnWholly: Unwind Dystology, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Middle volume of organ transplant trilogy extends suspense.
By Neal Shusterman
(2012)
Origin Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Self-contained sci-fi thriller adds emotion to immortality.
By Jessica Khoury
(2012)
Impulse Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Edgy sequel to Jumper is best for older teens.
By Steven Gould
(2013)
Sever: The Chemical Garden Trilogy, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Lackluster end to mature, excessively mopey series.
By Lauren DeStefano
(2013)
The Madman's Daughter Book Poster Image
age 14+
Extra horror, romance in "Island of Dr. Moreau" update.
By Megan Shepherd
(2013)
Fuse: The Pure Trilogy, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Post-apocalyptic story has great characters; still gruesome.
By Julianna Baggott
(2013)

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