Book Reviews

age 10+
 
Satisfying finale full of gods, giants, and fond farewells.
By Rick Riordan
(2014)
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age 9+
 
Cat clans mirror human issues in popular series.
By Cherith Baldry, Kate Cary, Tui Sutherland
(2003)
age 13+
 
Excellent dystopian sequel is terrifically twisty, intense.
By Veronica Roth
(2012)
age 15+
 
Bloody bestselling fantasy series gets steamier.
By Cassandra Clare
(2012)
age 10+
 
Page-turning adventure of false identity and intrigue.
By Jennifer A. Nielsen
(2012)
age 14+
 
Fantasy sequel has strong female characters, more violence.
By Cassandra Clare
(2011)
age 12+
 
Epic tale concludes in battle- and blood-filled saga.
By Christopher Paolini
(2011)
age 10+
 
Percy is back! And on a quest with Roman demigods.
By Rick Riordan
(2011)
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age 10+
 
Magical fantasy has peril, battles, positive messages.
By Lisa McMann
(2011)
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age 9+
 
Brilliantly written, inventive pre-LOTR tale.
By J.R.R. Tolkien
(1937)
age 10+
 
Overly long start to fantasy series is heavy on violence.
By Brandon Mull
(2011)
age 12+
 
Gripping story of marooned schoolboys and their savagery.
By William Golding
(1954)
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age 11+
 
Gripping story is loving, lyrical, but has brutal violence.
By Kathi Appelt
(2008)
age 12+
 
Exciting, provocative tale of lethal reality show.
By Suzanne Collins
(2008)
age 9+
 
Suspenseful mystery with a Lemony Snicket vibe.
By Trenton Lee Stewart
(2007)
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age 10+
 
Would-be princesses show grit, wisdom in empowering tale.
By Shannon Hale
(2006)
age 9+
 
Sisters romp through summer in old-fashioned charmer.
By Jeanne Birdsall
(2005)
age 11+
 
Mythic vibe in engaging story of boy with healing powers.
By Lois Lowry
(2014)
age 11+
 
Captivating quest tale pits gifted girl against brutal odds.
By Lois Lowry
(1014)
age 9+
 
A cliff-hanging adventure wrapped in black humor.
By Lemony Snicket
(1999)

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