Book Reviews

age 12+
 
Captivating story of teen's eccentric English family.
By Dodie Smith
(2003)
age 12+
 
Prose and comics mix in intense tale of sibling rivalry.
By Cecil Castellucci
(2012)
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age 12+
 
Complex, unique, and satisfying fairy-tale romance.
By Alethea Kontis
(2012)
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age 12+
 
Wildly imaginative quest to find parents in mythic world.
By Katherine Catmull
(2012)
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age 12+
 
Story of softballer in alternate world picks up as it goes.
By Margaret Peterson Haddix
(2012)
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age 12+
 
Never-a-dull-moment futuristic fantasy brims with energy.
By Antony John
(2012)
age 12+
 
Rich teen piano prodigy manages pressure, older crushes.
By Sara Zarr
(2013)
age 12+
 
Painful, relatable look at teen's family and diet struggles.
By K.A. Barson
(2013)
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age 12+
 
Exciting graphic-novel set is powerful historical fiction.
By Gene Luen Yang
(2013)
age 12+
 
Classic series about twin teens is shallow but satisfying.
By Francine Pascal
(1984)
age 12+
 
Classic, moving story of girl growing up poor in New York.
By Betty Smith
(1943)
age 12+
 
Inspiring story of teen pianist who escaped Nazis in WWII.
By Lee Cohen, Mona Golabek
(2003)
age 12+
 
Dystopian fantasy displays sharper edges in second volume.
By Antony John
(2013)
age 12+
 
Girl fights mythical beings in thrilling school fantasy.
By Carol Goodman
(2013)
age 12+
 
Swaggering but sentimental story about loyalty.
By Jason Reynolds
(2014)
age 12+
 
Gifted teen girl discovers meaning of love in cute novel.
By Erin McCahan
(2014)
age 12+
 
Nasty Brits rule 1816 New York in clever steampunk twist.
By Andrea Cremer
(2014)
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age 12+
 
Fact, fiction entangled in lively Brontë sisters mystery.
By Michaela MacColl
(2014)
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age 12+
 
Moving story of adopted girl's hunt for clues to her past.
By Barbara Stuber
(2014)
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age 12+
 
Teen helps other teens and herself in sweet road-trip tale.
By Adi Alsaid
(2014)

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