Book Reviews

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

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