Book Reviews

age 13+
 
Violent ecological time-travel thriller for teens.
By David Klass
(2006)
age 13+
 
Great intro to Kurt Vonnegut for teens.
By Kurt Vonnegut
(1959)
age 15+
 
Vonnegut's time-travel classic best for mature teen readers.
By Kurt Vonnegut
(1969)
age 12+
 
Adventure continues with same lack of plot.
By James Patterson
(2006)
age 12+
 
Flabby finale to senseless yet exciting series.
By James Patterson
(2007)
age 12+
 
Gripping, terrifying disaster tale will inspire discussions.
By Susan Beth Pfeffer
(2006)
age 8+
 
Stephen Hawking tale confuses fact and fiction.
By Lucy Hawking, Stephen Hawking
(2007)
age 13+
 
Shocking sci-fi gives teens plenty to get wound up about.
By Neal Shusterman
(2007)
age 8+
 
Adventure series is formulaic but satisfying.
By Victor Appleton
(2007)
age 9+
 
Mopey in the first half, exciting in the second.
By Terry Pratchett
(2007)
age 13+
 
Grim sequel of survival grittier than first installment.
By Susan Beth Pfeffer
(2008)
age 14+
 
Amnesia's just the half of it for post-coma teen.
By Mary E. Pearson
(2008)
age 9+
 
Alien invasion is comical and fun, but too long.
By Adam Rex
(2007)
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age 15+
 
Exciting, provocative dystopian novel will make teens think.
By Cory Doctorow
(2008)
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age 11+
 
Absurd premise yields a thrilling story.
By P. B. Kerr
(2008)
age 13+
 
Classic requires patience and a large vocabulary.
By Jules Verne
(1864)
age 9+
 
Time-travel series start is suspenseful.
By Margaret Peterson Haddix
(2008)
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age 11+
 
Riotous, violent adventure with classic virtues.
By Ted Bell
(2008)
age 9+
 
Series finale goes back to adventure.
By Jeanne DuPrau
(2008)
age 14+
 
Exciting but violent dystopian thriller for teens.
By Patrick Ness
(2008)

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