Book Reviews

age 12+
 
Exciting, provocative tale of lethal reality show.
By Suzanne Collins
(2008)
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age 12+
 
Great author misses the mark with invisibility tale.
By Andrew Clements
(2008)
age 10+
 
Uninspired sci-fi adventure won't leave kids wanting more.
By James Patterson
(2008)
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age 16+
 
Retired heroes fight to save themselves in gritty classic.
By Alan Moore
(1995)
age 12+
 
Sequel just as gripping -- and brutal -- as the first.
By Suzanne Collins
(2009)
age 12+
 
Horror mystery is too dark for most kids' tastes.
By Arthur Slade
(2009)
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age 12+
 
Fast-paced World War I fantasy exciting yet low on violence.
By Scott Westerfeld
(2009)
age 13+
 
Teens are the pawns of evil adults in violent dystopia.
By James Dashner
(2009)
age 10+
 
Intriguing premise, but too much exposition.
By Margaret Peterson Haddix
(2009)
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age 9+
 
Fun characters pepper save-the-world-from-aliens adventure.
By Mark Teague
(2009)
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age 12+
 
Older kids will relate to sci-fi fantasy about misfit teen.
By David Klass
(2010)
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age 14+
 
Dystopian bestseller is full of plot twists, complex themes.
By Catherine Fisher
(2010)
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age 16+
 
Teen gamers vs. corporations; absorbing but violent sci-fi.
By Cory Doctorow
(2010)
age 12+
 
Exciting, dramatic -- and bloody -- sci-fi trilogy finale.
By Suzanne Collins
(2010)
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age 13+
 
Gripping but bloody dystopian tale will make teens think.
By Paolo Bacigalupi
(2010)
age 12+
 
Sci-fi stand-out with high adventure, great characters.
By Scott Westerfeld
(2010)
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age 13+
 
Fun, provoking start to dystopian series for teens.
By Ally Condie
(2010)
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age 9+
 
Exciting story of murder-solving heroine with superpowers.
By Kathy Reichs
(2010)
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age 12+
 
Super-powered fugitive alien finds high school romance.
By Pittacus Lore
(2010)
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age 14+
 
Satire of ultimate consumerist society still packs punch.
By Aldous Huxley
(1932)

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