Book Reviews

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age 14+
 
Intense '80s romance is a fabulous pick for mature teens.
By Rainbow Rowell
(2013)
age 12+
 
Harrowing, moving account of life in Stalin's labor camps.
By Ruta Sepetys
(2011)
age 10+
 
Percy is back! And on a quest with Roman demigods.
By Rick Riordan
(2011)
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age 13+
 
Tragic teen love story stands the test of time.
By William Shakespeare
(2004)
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age 10+
 
Teen girl homesteads alone in Newbery Honor book.
By Kirby Larson
(2006)
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age 16+
 
Classic dystopian novel of life under constant scrutiny.
By George Orwell
(1949)
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age 11+
 
A gem, with strong girl characters, '60s black history.
By Rita Williams-Garcia
(2010)
age 10+
 
Newbery Honor book about a smart Southern tomboy in 1899.
By Jacqueline Kelly
(2009)
age 10+
 
Funny, breathtakingly poignant '60s coming-of-age tale.
By Gary D. Schmidt
(2007)
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age 9+
 
Humorous, powerful, masterful escaped-slave tale.
By Christopher Paul Curtis
(2007)
age 11+
 
Acclaimed book with mature themes is best for older kids.
By Gennifer Choldenko
(2005)
age 13+
 
Moving historical fiction about life under a dictatorship.
By Julia Alvarez
(2004)
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age 9+
 
A timeless and thought-provoking novel.
By Natalie Babbitt
(1975)