Book Reviews

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age 12+
 
Story of ostracized kid a timeless fave of teens, preteens.
By S. E. Hinton
(1967)
age 16+
 
Award-winning novel of life and death, for older teens.
By John Green
(2006)
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age 10+
 
Would-be princesses show grit, wisdom in empowering tale.
By Shannon Hale
(2006)
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age 10+
 
Teen girl homesteads alone in Newbery Honor book.
By Kirby Larson
(2006)
age 14+
 
Disturbing suicide novel examines bullying, indifference.
By Jay Asher
(2007)
age 12+
 
Series revamp is the same mix of catty and cheesy.
By Francine Pascal
(2008)
age 15+
 
Despite risque cover, this is about friendship.
By Mariah Fredericks
(2004)
age 15+
 
Teen drunk's tragic story best for mature readers.
By Tim Tharp
(2008)
age 14+
 
Frank, clever, mean-girl tale has mature content.
By Caprice Crane
(2013)
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age 15+
 
Moving, inventive story of first love and painful breakup.
By Daniel Handler
(2011)
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age 14+
 
Thought-provoking story of abducted teen who returns.
By Lisa McMann
(2012)
age 14+
 
More of the same in Book 3 of mean-girl murder mystery.
By Sara Shepard
(2012)
age 14+
 
Teen's emotional journey through loss, addiction, recovery.
By Jacqueline Woodson
(2012)
age 13+
 
Dead teen loads up on pizza and angst in the afterlife.
By Jess Rothenberg
(2012)
age 14+
 
Tale of dying teen is full of embarrassing comic moments.
By Jesse Andrews
(2012)
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age 14+
 
Fast-paced story of teen who can see from a killer's eyes.
By Jill Hathaway
(2012)
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age 15+
 
Romantic time-travel tale implausible but action-packed.
By Julie Cross
(2012)
age 12+
 
Latina teen faces mom's cancer in award-winning verse novel.
By Guadalupe Garcia McCall
(2011)
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age 15+
 
Breakthrough book about coming out -- and falling in love.
By Alex Sanchez
(2001)
age 14+
 
Strong values, strong language in riveting thriller sequel.
By Lisa McMann
(2013)

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