Book Reviews

AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Marred by a pat ending, but an enjoyable romp.
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By Meg Cabot
(2003)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
A must-read for middle-schoolers to discuss.
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By Jerry Spinelli
(2003)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Disturbing book on Holocaust provokes discussion.
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By Jerry Spinelli
(2003)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
This gorgeously weird novel captivates readers.
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By David Almond
(1998)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Predictable book with a positive point; tweens OK.
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By Meg Cabot
(2006)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
A modern version of the shipwrecked story.
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By Cornelia Funke
(2003)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
A realistic look at being a teen parent.
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By Angela Johnson
(2003)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Enchanting tale will leave readers grinning.
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By Andrew Clements
(2001)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Gentle, moving coming-of-age story.
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By Kevin Henkes
(2003)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Witty story, exciting adventure keeps kids reading.
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By Lemony Snicket
(2003)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
A lovely, moving book about a student and teacher.
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By Esme Raji Codell
(2003)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Graphic portrayal of homelessness; best for older teens.
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By Coe Booth
(2006)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Meaty book offers plenty to talk about.
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By K. L. Going
(2004)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Moving historical fiction about life under a dictatorship.
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By Julia Alvarez
(2004)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Funny overweight girl goes through some heavy stuff.
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By Carolyn Mackler
(2004)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Lengthy but rich fantasy great for book-loving tweens.
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By Cornelia Funke
(2004)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Provocative story of high school hazing and peer pressure.
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By Sharon M. Draper
(2004)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Part fantasy, part mystery, part treasure hunt.
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By Jeanne DuPrau
(2004)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Strange, surreal tale sure to creep kids out.
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By Neil Gaiman
(2004)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Vampire horror series may hook reluctant readers.
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By Darren Shan
(2004)

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