Book Reviews

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)
After Iris Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Moving, entertaining tale of dysfunctional family's turmoil.
By Natasha Farrant
(2013)
Falcon in the Glass Book Poster Image
age 10+
Exciting tale of boy glassblower in Renaissance Italy.
By Susan Fletcher
(2013)
Reboot, Book 1 Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Resurrected super-soldiers find love in exciting adventure.
By Amy Tintera
(2013)
Samurai Summer Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Swedish summer camp thriller gets lost in translation.
By Ake Edwardson
(2013)
The Counterfeit Family Tree of Vee Crawford-Wong Book Poster Image
age 14+
Angsty tale of Chinese-American teen questioning his roots.
By L. Tam Holland
(2013)
Llama Llama and the Bully Goat Book Poster Image
age 3+
School bully tale great for showing kids how to respond.
By Anna Dewdney
(2013)
A Darkness Strange and Lovely: Something Strange and Deadly, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Thrilling sequel puts zombies in Victorian-era Paris.
By Susan Dennard
(2013)
Ink Book Poster Image
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Ink
age 14+
Japanese setting, mythology more intriguing than characters.
By Amanda Sun
(2013)
My Chemical Mountain Book Poster Image
age 13+
Boys take on a toxic waste dump in fast-paced story.
By Corina Vacco
(2013)
A Funny Little Bird Book Poster Image
age 3+
Sweet fable has beautiful look and message.
By Jennifer Yerkes
(2013)
OCD Love Story Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Unique novel about OCD teens in love is disturbing but good.
By Corey Ann Haydu
(2013)
Bully Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Simple animal tale of bullying, empathy, and forgiveness.
By Laura Vaccaro Seeger
(2013)

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