Book Reviews

The Cruel Prince: The Folk of the Air, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Tricky fantasy will keep readers guessing until the end.
By Holly Black
(2018)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway Book Poster Image
age 8+
Funny, milder 12th tale plumbs travel fears on Xmas holiday.
By Jeff Kinney
(2017)
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The Librarian of Auschwitz Book Poster Image
age 13+
Unforgettable story of a teen heroine of the Holocaust.
By Antonio Iturbe
(2017)
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Long Way Down Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Gripping, unnerving story of teen boy contemplating revenge.
By Jason Reynolds
(2017)
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One of Us Is Lying Book Poster Image
age 14+
Dirty secrets abound in fun but intense high school mystery.
By Karen M. McManus
(2017)
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Refugee Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Harrowing page-turner sheds light on child refugees.
By Alan Gratz
(2017)
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See You in the Cosmos Book Poster Image
age 10+
Sweet, quirky road story sparkles with warmth and wisdom.
By Jack Cheng
(2017)
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The Hate U Give Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Powerful story of police shooting of unarmed Black teen.
By Angie Thomas
(2017)
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Heartless Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Queen of Hearts origin story is fanciful, not too dark.
By Marissa Meyer
(2016)
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Geronimo Stilton Series Book Poster Image
age 7+
Fun adventures of a nervous mouse and his wacky family.
By Elisabetta Dami
(2004)
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This Is Where It Ends Book Poster Image
age 14+
Harrowing and heartbreaking story of a school shooting.
By Marieke Nijkamp
(2016)
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A Song of Fire and Ice (A Game of Thrones) Series Book Poster Image
age 17+
Dark, violent epic upends the usual fantasy clichés.
By George R.R. Martin
(1996)
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The Dragonet Prophecy: Wings of Fire, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Buddy dragon story surprisingly dark and bloody.
By Tui T. Sutherland
(2012)
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Goosebumps Series Book Poster Image
age 8+
Captivating, spooky mysteries can pack an emotional wallop.
By R. L. Stine
(2003)
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Upside-Down Magic Book Poster Image
age 8+
Laughs, life lessons in magical-misfit series start.
By Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle, Emily Jenkins
(2015)
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Orbiting Jupiter Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Devastating, deeply moving story of love and resilience.
By Gary D. Schmidt
(2015)
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Crenshaw Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Pitch-perfect story about boy and family facing hard times.
By Katherine Applegate
(2015)
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George Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Fourth-grader George identifies as a girl in tender tale.
By Alex Gino
(2015)
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Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda Book Poster Image
age 13+
Sweet tale of gay teen who comes out, takes chance on love.
By Becky Albertalli
(2015)
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Red Queen: Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Action-packed fantasy will grip fans of powerful heroines.
By Victoria Aveyard
(2015)
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