Book Reviews

age 15+
 
Fans won't mind length of mature series send-off.
By Cassandra Clare
(2014)
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age 14+
 
Beautiful coming-of-age story about fandom and first love.
By Rainbow Rowell
(2013)
age 9+
 
Greg hilariously searches for dance date in 7th book.
By Jeff Kinney
(2012)
age 14+
 
Teen must prove she didn't kill parents in taut thriller.
By James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
(2012)
age 8+
 
Captivating, imaginative story of kids in fairy-tale world.
By Chris Colfer
(2012)
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)
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age 11+
 
Moving, uplifting tale of disfigured boy with inner beauty.
By R.J. Palacio
(2012)
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age 11+
 
A gem, with strong girl characters, '60s black history.
By Rita Williams-Garcia
(2010)
age 8+
 
More spunk and "rules" from Cabot's popular series.
By Meg Cabot
(2008)
age 12+
 
Exciting, provocative tale of lethal reality show.
By Suzanne Collins
(2008)
age 10+
 
Funny, breathtakingly poignant '60s coming-of-age tale.
By Gary D. Schmidt
(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)
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age 10+
 
Girl faces racism, sister's cancer in touching tale.
By Cynthia Kadohata
(2005)
age 11+
 
Acclaimed book with mature themes is best for older kids.
By Gennifer Choldenko
(2005)
age 8+
 
Part fantasy, part mystery, part treasure hunt.
By Jeanne DuPrau
(2004)
age 9+
 
A cliff-hanging adventure wrapped in black humor.
By Lemony Snicket
(1999)
age 12+
 
Stunning classic examines racism -- and justice.
By Harper Lee
(1960)
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age 8+
 
This classic works best as a read-aloud.
By J. M. Barrie
(2003)

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