Book Reviews

AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Plenty of twists in exciting, mature mystery.
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By Lauren Oliver
(2015)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
More palace intrigue, less warring in satisfying sequel.
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By Marie Rutkoski
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Thinner story, less character depth in action-packed sequel.
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By Marion Jensen
(2015)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Romantic fantasy has strong writing, weak heroine.
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By Melinda Salisbury
(2015)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Thrilling series conclusion spotlights value of education.
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By Shannon Hale
(2015)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Less quirky, darker, more absorbing mystery sequel.
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By Rohan Gavin
(2015)
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
A fresh and funny take on new baby in the house.
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By Ame Dyckman
(2015)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Kind boy tries to cheer up sister in funny, relatable tale.
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By Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver
(2015)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Nail-biting page-turner jolts ghost series back to life.
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By Maureen Johnson
(2015)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Action-packed fantasy will grip fans of powerful heroines.
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By Victoria Aveyard
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Strong messages, role models in absorbing coming-of-ager.
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By Tricia Springstubb
(2015)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Teen's heartrending journey after brother's suicide.
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By Cynthia Hand
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
True bravery, friendship in suspenseful tale for dog lovers.
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By Sarah Lean
(2015)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Absorbing prequel from the evil queen's perspective.
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By Marissa Meyer
(2015)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Abused girl finds courage, family in compelling WWII story.
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By Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
(2015)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Artist's kids get George to smile in funny historical romp.
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By Lynn Cullen
(2015)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Upbeat tale of teen songwriter has vivid '60s backdrop.
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By Cynthia Weil
(2015)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Appealing tale of flawed, noble prince offers strong values.
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By Diane Stanley
(2015)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Fun space-pirate sequel adds complexity.
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By Jason Fry
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Teen sibs battle magic foes in convoluted fantasy.
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By Holly Black
(2015)

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