Book Reviews

age 11+
 
Funny, violent Wild West saga of autistic kid vs. killers.
By Caroline Lawrence
(2012)
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age 10+
 
Classic satire portrays absurd David vs. Goliath warfare.
By Jean Merrill
(1964)
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age 14+
 
Intense tale of teen breaking free from her abusive home.
By Ellen Hopkins
(2006)
age 14+
 
Powerful, poignant story of teen girl in love with a girl.
By A.S. King
(2012)
age 14+
 
Emotional teen novel explores intense loss and grief.
By Kathryn Burak
(2012)
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age 9+
 
Richly imagined dystopian fantasy fine for preteens.
By Morgan Keyes
(2012)
age 9+
 
Greg hilariously searches for dance date in 7th book.
By Jeff Kinney
(2012)
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age 13+
 
OK but melodramatic sci-fi adventure on airless Earth.
By Sarah Crossan
(2012)
age 12+
 
Inspiring story of teen pianist who escaped Nazis in WWII.
By Lee Cohen, Mona Golabek
(2003)
age 11+
 
Colorful characters bring Elizabethan fair to life.
By Karen Cushman
(2012)
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age 15+
 
Captivating tale of loyalty, sacrifice best for older teens.
By Corrine Jackson
(2012)
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age 13+
 
Satisfying, solid resolution of twisting dystopian romance.
By Ally Condie
(2012)
age 9+
 
Funny, oddball story about sticking up for a friend.
By Tom Angleberger
(2011)
age 15+
 
Dark, twisty tale of rich teen girls' sibling rivalry.
By Adele Griffin
(2012)
age 10+
 
Time-travel sequel even more fantastic than first book.
By John Stephens
(2012)
age 8+
 
Adaptation of sci-fi favorite a little murky visually.
By Dallas Middaugh, Jeanne DuPrau
(2012)
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age 13+
 
Norwegian mythology adds interest to muddled fantasy.
By Ingrid Paulson
(2012)
age 12+
 
Classic, moving story of girl growing up poor in New York.
By Betty Smith
(1943)
age 9+
 
Sensitive adaptation of classic sci-fi adventure.
By Hope Larson, Madeleine L'Engle
(2012)
age 16+
 
Intense novel explores feelings of date-rape survivor.
By Colleen Clayton
(2012)

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