Book Reviews

Unlocked: Keeper of the Lost Cities, Book 8.5 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Short tale, long reference volume best for super fans.
By Shannon Messenger
(2020)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Deep End Book Poster Image
age 8+
Greg's wilderness vacation is funny but predictable.
By Jeff Kinney
(2020)
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The Tower of Nero: The Trials of Apollo, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Apollo's exciting quest ends with help of quirky sidekicks.
By Rick Riordan
(2020)
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The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes: A Hunger Games Novel Book Poster Image
age 13+
Equally violent prequel shows notorious dictator as a teen.
By Suzanne Collins
(2020)
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We Are Not from Here Book Poster Image
age 15+
Haunting and unforgettable story of fleeing teen refugees.
By Jenny Torres Sanchez
(2020)
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A Good Girl's Guide to Murder, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Teen detective "unsolves" murder in riveting thriller.
By Holly Jackson
(2020)
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Chain of Gold: The Last Hours, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Shadowhunters fight poisoning demons in exciting spin-off.
By Cassandra Clare
(2020)
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One of Us Is Next: The Sequel to One of Us Is Lying Book Poster Image
age 14+
Truth or Dare turns deadly in fun but formulaic mystery.
By Karen M. McManus
(2020)
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The Queen of Nothing: The Folk of the Air, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Clever fantasy in Faerie ends with charm and enchantment.
By Holly Black
(2019)
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Legacy: Keeper of the Lost Cities, Book 8 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Action-packed return to form in elf-girl epic series.
By Shannon Messenger
(2019)
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Words on Fire Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Tale of late-1800s Lithuania has big ideas but lacks punch.
By Jennifer A. Nielsen
(2019)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Wrecking Ball Book Poster Image
age 8+
Home improvement mishaps abound in funny 14th installment.
By Jeff Kinney
(2019)
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American Royals Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Imagined U.S. royal family tale best for romance fans.
By Katharine McGee
(2019)
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A Tale of Magic Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Imaginative, lively tale launches Land of Stories prequels.
By Chris Colfer
(2019)
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The Tyrant's Tomb: The Trials of Apollo, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Apollo atones as the exciting mythological mayhem continues.
By Rick Riordan
(2019)
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Guts Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Funny, sensitive account of dealing with bathroom anxiety.
By Raina Telgemeier
(2019)
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Black Beauty Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Classic horse novel has be-kind-to-animals message.
By Anna Sewell
(1887)
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Shatter Me Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Intense, poignant, and steamy dystopian thriller.
By Tahereh Mafi
(2011)
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Aurora Rising Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Fabulous, violent sci-fi adventure about a misfit squad.
By Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
(2019)
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Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson's Journal Book Poster Image
age 8+
Greg is meaner to gullible BFF Rowley in Wimpy Kid spin-off.
By Jeff Kinney
(2019)
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