Book Reviews

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 Poster Image
age 13+
Teen detective "unsolves" murder in riveting thriller.
By Holly Jackson
(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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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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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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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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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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The Wicked King: The Folk of the Air, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Politics take center stage in suspenseful fantasy.
By Holly Black
(2019)
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Two Can Keep a Secret Book Poster Image
age 13+
Teen thriller is heavy on clichés, light on thrills.
By Karen M. McManus
(2019)
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The Giver: The Graphic Novel Book Poster Image
age 12+
Dazzling graphic adaptation captures power of original.
By Lois Lowry
(2019)
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Blended Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Honest, warm story of family, identity, police brutality.
By Sharon M. Draper
(2018)
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Flashback: Keeper of the Lost Cities, Book 7 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Little is resolved in colossal teen-elf epic installment.
By Shannon Messenger
(2018)
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Archenemies: Renegades, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Sequel is slow to build, full of super-spy intrigue.
By Marissa Meyer
(2018)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown Book Poster Image
age 8+
Epic neighborhood snowball fight perks up 13th installment.
By Jeff Kinney
(2018)
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A Very Large Expanse of Sea Book Poster Image
age 13+
Muslim teen busts stereotypes in bitterly funny school tale.
By Tahereh Mafi
(2018)
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Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel Book Poster Image
age 15+
Powerful novel deals with suicide, anxiety, and loneliness.
By Val Emmich, Steven Levenson, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul
(2018)
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Sadie Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Raw thriller about a brutal crime and teen seeking justice.
By Courtney Summers
(2018)
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The Darkest Minds, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Psychic teens escape concentration camps in taut thriller.
By Alexandra Bracken
(2012)
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