Book Reviews

Santa, Are You for Real? Book Poster Image
age 9+
For those ready to learn the truth about Santa.
By Harold Myra
(1997)
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The Outsiders Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Story of ostracized kid a timeless fave of teens, preteens.
By S. E. Hinton
(1967)
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Looking for Alaska Book Poster Image
age 16+
Award-winning novel of life and death, for older teens.
By John Green
(2006)
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Princess Academy Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Would-be princesses show grit, wisdom in empowering tale.
By Shannon Hale
(2006)
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King Dork Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Dark, funny coming-of-age with lots of mature content.
By Frank Portman
(2006)
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Hattie Big Sky Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Teen girl homesteads alone in Newbery Honor book.
By Kirby Larson
(2006)
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The Polar Express Book Poster Image
age 4+
One of the most beautiful Christmas books.
By Chris Van Allsburg
(1985)
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Double Love: Sweet Valley High, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Series revamp is the same mix of catty and cheesy.
By Francine Pascal
(2008)
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The True Meaning of Cleavage Book Poster Image
age 15+
Despite risque cover, this is about friendship.
By Mariah Fredericks
(2004)
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The Spectacular Now Book Poster Image
age 15+
Teen drunk's tragic story best for mature readers.
By Tim Tharp
(2008)
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Hanukkah Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Award winner is perfect for holiday gift-giving.
By Roni Schotter
(2008)
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Why We Broke Up Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Moving, inventive story of first love and painful breakup.
By Daniel Handler
(2011)
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A Giant Crush Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Fun Valentine story stresses self-esteem, friendship.
By Gennifer Choldenko
(2011)
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Dead to You Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Thought-provoking story of abducted teen who returns.
By Lisa McMann
(2012)
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Two Truths and a Lie Book Poster Image
age 14+
More of the same in Book 3 of mean-girl murder mystery.
By Sara Shepard
(2012)
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Beneath a Meth Moon Book Poster Image
age 14+
Teen's emotional journey through loss, addiction, recovery.
By Jacqueline Woodson
(2012)
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The Catastrophic History of You and Me Book Poster Image
age 13+
Dead teen loads up on pizza and angst in the afterlife.
By Jess Rothenberg
(2012)
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Me and Earl and the Dying Girl Book Poster Image
age 14+
Tale of dying teen is full of embarrassing comic moments.
By Jesse Andrews
(2012)
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Slide Book Poster Image
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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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Tempest Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Romantic time-travel tale implausible but action-packed.
By Julie Cross
(2012)
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