Book Reviews

AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Magic, math, myths fill fast-paced, perilous series start.
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By Whitaker Ringwald
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Mean girl with cancer matures in complicated romance.
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By Julie Murphy
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Nate gets cool but sticks with friends in comic adventure.
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By Lincoln Peirce
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Thinly stretched plot takes air out of fun idea.
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By Erin Soderberg
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Thoughtful coming-of-age fantasy great for reading together.
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By Aaron Starmer
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Tense tale of teens facing fears to win risky competition.
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By Lauren Oliver
(2014)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Captivating tale about teens sent to recolonize Earth.
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By Kass Morgan
(2013)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Historic immigration station comes alive in photos, poems.
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By Russell Freedman
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Autistic kid detective returns in wacky Wild West tale.
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By Caroline Lawrence
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Smart postapocalyptic tale reaches rousing conclusion.
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By Dan Wells
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Gripping sports story about a boy's struggle for identity.
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By Tim Green
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Unsettling look at mental illness and a political shooting.
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By Caroline Bock
(2014)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Powerful book about victims of priest sexual abuse.
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By Brendan Kiely
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Students stand up to principal and bullies in clever sequel.
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By Tom Angleberger
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Nuanced, exciting sci-fi tale of survival on space station.
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By Cecil Castellucci
(2014)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Depth and action in fantasy tale of star-crossed lovers.
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By Marie Rutkoski
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Boy king fights war in imperfect but satisfying conclusion.
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By Jennifer A. Nielsen
(2014)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Open-ended mystery gets kids thinking about the unexplained.
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By Lemony Snicket
(2014)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Easy-to-read Mind Games sequel is OK for young teens.
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By Kiersten White
(2014)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Boy finds smart ways to overcome challenges in fun story.
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By Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver
(2014)

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