Book Reviews

The Iron Flower: The Black Witch Chronicles, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Dramatic, overlong sequel tackles prejudice thoughtfully.
By Laurie Forest
(2018)
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Pride Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Sparkling multi-ethnic reimagining of "Pride and Prejudice."
By Ibi Zoboi
(2018)
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Merci Suarez Changes Gears Book Poster Image
age 9+
Upbeat coming-of-age story explores culture, class, aging.
By Meg Medina
(2018)
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A Heart in a Body in the World Book Poster Image
age 13+
Emotional story of girl's journey after tragedy.
By Deb Caletti
(2018)
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Impostors Book Poster Image
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age 12+
All action and cool tech in Uglies Quartet spin-off.
By Scott Westerfeld
(2018)
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#NeverAgain: A New Generation Draws the Line Book Poster Image
age 12+
Compelling story of how Parkland shooting inspired activism.
By David Hogg, Lauren Hogg
(2018)
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Dream Country Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Gripping five-generation saga of an African American family.
By Shannon Gibney
(2018)
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Summer Bird Blue Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Emotional novel deals with death, grief, and abandonment.
By Akemi Dawn Bowman
(2018)
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Sadie Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Raw thriller about a brutal crime and teen seeking justice.
By Courtney Summers
(2018)
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Dance of Thieves Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Remnant Chronicles spin-off high in romance and adventure.
By Mary E. Pearson
(2018)
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Nowhere Boy Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Riveting friendship tale set against terror, refugee crisis.
By Katherine Marsh
(2018)
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Ivy + Bean One Big Happy Family: Ivy + Bean, Book 11 Book Poster Image
age 7+
Ivy tries to prove she's not "spoiled" in funny, warm tale.
By Annie Barrows
(2018)
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A Thousand Beginnings and Endings Book Poster Image
age 13+
Modern authors meet Asian mythology in stellar anthology.
By Ellen Oh, Elsie Chapman
(2018)
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Lions & Liars Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Lively tween camp misadventure has laughs, life lessons.
By Kate Beasley
(2018)
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Illegal Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Graphic novel paints harrowing picture of refugee crisis.
By Andrew Donkin, Eoin Colfer
(2018)
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The Gift of Dark Hollow: Longburrow, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Magical gifts help brave rabbits in exciting sequel.
By Kieran Larwood
(2018)
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Summer of Salt Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Sweet but overly quirky mix of magic, mystery, heavy themes.
By Katrina Leno
(2018)
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A Reaper at the Gates: An Ember in the Ashes, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Compelling, violent installment sets up an epic final book.
By Sabaa Tahir
(2018)
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The Towering Sky: The Thousandth Floor, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Mystery series finale is a little less everything.
By Katharine McGee
(2018)
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Invisible Ghosts Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Cute but predictable teen romance … with ghosts.
By Robyn Schneider
(2018)
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