Book Reviews

The Hunger Games, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Exciting, provocative tale of lethal reality show.
By Suzanne Collins
(2008)
Things That Are Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Great author misses the mark with invisibility tale.
By Andrew Clements
(2008)
The Final Warning: Maximum Ride: The Protectors, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Uninspired sci-fi adventure won't leave kids wanting more.
By James Patterson
(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)
The Hunchback Assignments Book Poster Image
age 12+
Horror mystery is too dark for most kids' tastes.
By Arthur Slade
(2009)
Leviathan Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Fast-paced World War I fantasy exciting yet low on violence.
By Scott Westerfeld
(2009)
The Maze Runner: Maze Runner Trilogy, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Teens are the pawns of evil adults in violent dystopia.
By James Dashner
(2009)
Sent: The Missing, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Intriguing premise, but too much exposition.
By Margaret Peterson Haddix
(2009)
The Doom Machine Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Fun characters pepper save-the-world-from-aliens adventure.
By Mark Teague
(2009)
Stuck on Earth Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Older kids will relate to sci-fi fantasy about misfit teen.
By David Klass
(2010)
Incarceron Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Dystopian bestseller is full of plot twists, complex themes.
By Catherine Fisher
(2010)
For the Win Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Teen gamers vs. corporations; absorbing but violent sci-fi.
By Cory Doctorow
(2010)
Mockingjay: The Hunger Games, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Exciting, dramatic -- and bloody -- sci-fi trilogy finale.
By Suzanne Collins
(2010)
Ship Breaker Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Gripping but bloody dystopian tale will make teens think.
By Paolo Bacigalupi
(2010)
Behemoth: Leviathan Trilogy, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Sci-fi stand-out with high adventure, great characters.
By Scott Westerfeld
(2010)
Matched Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Fun, provoking start to dystopian series for teens.
By Ally Condie
(2010)
Virals: Book 1 Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Exciting story of murder-solving heroine with superpowers.
By Kathy Reichs
(2010)
I Am Number Four Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Super-powered fugitive alien finds high school romance.
By Pittacus Lore
(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)

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