Book Reviews

Two Boys Kissing Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Poignant tale of several gay teens and record-breaking kiss.
By David Levithan
(2013)
The Fantastic Family Whipple Book Poster Image
age 8+
Comically creepy tale of celebrity family hit by a curse.
By Matthew Ward
(2013)
Permanent Record Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Complex story about a Muslim teen confronting bullies.
By Leslie Stella
(2013)
The Enchantress Returns: The Land of Stories, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Adventure, sweetness, peril, some loss in fairy tale sequel.
By Chris Colfer
(2013)
The Strangers: The Books of Elsewhere, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Spooky installment just right for tween Halloween.
By Jacqueline West
(2013)
Counting by 7s Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Striking tale of quirky girl connecting after parental loss.
By Holly Goldberg Sloan
(2013)
Don't Look Now Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Don't Turn Around sequel maintains hacker thriller suspense.
By Michelle Gagnon
(2013)
If I Ever Get Out of Here Book Poster Image
age 12+
Relatable story of music-loving Native American boy in '70s.
By Eric Gansworth
(2013)
March: Book One Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Powerful graphic novel captures spirit of desegregation.
By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell
(2013)
This Is the Rope: A Story From the Great Migration Book Poster Image
age 6+
Lyrical story of a rope and one family's migration north.
By Jacqueline Woodson
(2013)
National Velvet Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Inspiring horse story has small but mighty heroine.
By Enid Bagnold
(1935)
Al Capone Does My Homework: A Tale from Alcatraz, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Moose tries to protect his dad in exciting third in series.
By Gennifer Choldenko
(2013)
Skin Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Compelling tale of girl's skin issue; mature sexual content.
By Donna Jo Napoli
(2013)
If You Could Be Mine Book Poster Image
age 14+
Love story about two Iranian girls is sad but educational.
By Sara Farizan
(2013)
Asylum Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Teen horror tale has promising premise, half-baked plot.
By Madeleine Roux
(2013)
Far Far Away Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Clever, creepy modern fairy tale with irresistible heroes.
By Tom McNeal
(2013)
Left Drowning Book Poster Image
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age 17+
Really racy romance with explicit sex and not much else.
By Jessica Park
(2013)
Runt Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Insightful look at school bullying sometimes hard to follow.
By Nora Raleigh Baskin
(2013)
EllRay Jakes the Dragon Slayer! Book Poster Image
age 7+
Kids stand up to bullies in warm family story.
By Sally Warner
(2013)
Sidekicked Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Smart coming-of-age tale costumed as superhero adventure.
By John David Anderson
(2013)

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