Book Reviews

AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Virtual-reality thriller starts well, loses steam.
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By Julia Durango
(2015)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Honest, complex story of girl's first sexual relationship.
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By Rebecca Maizel
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Biracial heroine freshens up fun Princess Diaries spin-off.
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By Meg Cabot
(2015)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Kind of cute and funny but super predictable teen romcom.
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By Brian Katcher
(2015)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Psychic teens' saga wraps up in gritty, engaging road trip.
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By Amy Plum
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Dynamite heroine in romantic dystopian-future swashbuckler.
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By Sharon Cameron
(2015)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Underdog takes on bully in light, fun chapter book.
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By Todd H. Doodler
(2015)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Comics reporter updated as teen in fun, slick mystery.
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By Gwenda Bond
(2015)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Kids use science, smarts to sniff out saboteur on movie set.
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By Science Bob Pflugfelder, Steve Hockensmith
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Charming tale takes on bullying with sweet, light touch.
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By Sophie Kinsella
(2015)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Happy, colorful celebration of counting and families.
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By George Shannon
(2015)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Installment in popular series is long on drama, stereotypes.
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By Rachel Renee Russell
(2015)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Strong sequel stars lovable Lara Jean and plenty of romance.
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By Jenny Han
(2015)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Immigrant girl braves early 1900s NYC in tale of resilience.
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By Robert Sharenow
(2015)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Clever writing, characters shine in boarding-school mystery.
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By Robin Stevens
(2015)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Sensitive romance digs deep into difficult relationships.
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By Sarah Dessen
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Magic happens when twins touch in fun tween romp.
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By Tia Mowry, Tamera Mowry
(2015)
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
Gorgeous, magical story of a girl with music in her heart.
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By Margarita Engle
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Moving, eye-opening memoir of cross-cultural friendship.
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By Martin Ganada, Caitlin Alifrenka, Liz Welch
(2015)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Romantic beach read with kooky premise and solid messages.
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By Kasie West
(2015)

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