Book Reviews

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age 10+
 
Would-be princesses show grit, wisdom in empowering tale.
By Shannon Hale
(2006)
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age 15+
 
Dark, funny coming-of-age with lots of mature content.
By Frank Portman
(2006)
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age 10+
 
Teen girl homesteads alone in Newbery Honor book.
By Kirby Larson
(2006)
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age 14+
 
Fast-paced story of teen who can see from a killer's eyes.
By Jill Hathaway
(2012)
age 13+
 
Collection highlights horrific stories and romantic poems.
By Edgar Allan Poe
(2007)
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age 14+
 
Poetic, mature coming-of-age story includes rape, abortion.
By Erica Lorraine Scheidt
(2013)
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age 15+
 
Powerful novel examines teen's world of grief.
By Judy Blume
(1981)
age 10+
 
Deeply creepy, thought-provoking tale of weird school.
By Claire Legrand
(2012)
age 14+
 
Powerful, poignant story of teen girl in love with a girl.
By A.S. King
(2012)
age 15+
 
Brilliantly funny, insightful, dark high school tragicomedy.
By Chris Colfer
(2012)
age 10+
 
Tory and friends fight serial killer in thrilling sequel.
By Brendan Reichs, Kathy Reichs
(2013)
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age 12+
 
Teens grasp impact of their hurtfulness in emotional novel.
By Paul Zindel
(1968)
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age 14+
 
Intense '80s romance is a fabulous pick for mature teens.
By Rainbow Rowell
(2013)
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age 12+
 
Gripping, heartfelt coming-of-age tale sure to hook teens.
By Matthew Quick
(2012)
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age 12+
 
New villains seek A-bomb in exciting Apothecary sequel.
By Maile Meloy
(2013)
age 15+
 
Quirky, affecting coming-of-ager hits life-and-death issues.
By Gavin Extence
(2013)
age 14+
 
Stunning investigation into sports mania has mature themes.
By H.G. Bissinger
(2000)
age 16+
 
Brilliant end-of-the-world chronicle is unforgettably weird.
By Andrew Smith
(2014)
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age 12+
 
Romance, thrills as exciting fantasy series continues.
By Victoria Schwab
(2014)
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age 13+
 
Magical fantasy blends science, magic, and Shakespeare.
By Julie Kagawa
(2010)

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