Book Reviews

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age 15+
Powerful, perhaps too-intense tale of sports bullying.
By Joshua C. Cohen
(2012)
age 10+
Series-starting adventure shows a darker Magic Kingdom.
By Ridley Pearson
(2004)
age 10+
Poignant story of a shy girl who speaks for social justice.
By Kristin Levine
(2012)
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age 16+
Classic about complex Indian cultures best for older teens.
By Rudyard Kipling
(1901)
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age 14+
Violent but riveting story of Haiti's past and present.
By Nick Lake
(2012)
age 4+
Jazzy bio of Josephine Baker inspiring, bittersweet.
By Jonah Winter
(2012)
age 5+
Teased girl learns self-acceptance in fun friendship tale.
By Julianne Moore
(2007)
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age 10+
Entertaining but violent series weaves fantasy with history.
By D. J. MacHale
(2002)
age 14+
Masterful murder mystery takes dark view of justice.
By Agatha Christie
(1939)
age 10+
Relatable, realistic story of a teen boy in a rough 'hood.
By Peter Johnson
(2012)
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age 4+
Charming celebration of homemade gifts from the heart.
By Kelly DiPucchio
(2012)
age 17+
Story of young Montana lesbian is best for mature teens.
By Emily M. Danforth
(2012)
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age 10+
Irresistible boy narrator faces turn-of-20th-century racism.
By Barbara Wright
(2012)
age 12+
Cinderella as a futuristic cyborg. Pretty cool.
By Marissa Meyer
(2012)
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age 8+
Riveting and moving account of girl's struggle for survival.
By Caroline Starr Rose
(2012)
age 12+
Charming tale of high school jitters, with a ghostly twist.
By Faith Erin Hicks
(2012)
age 14+
Tale of dying teen is full of embarrassing comic moments.
By Jesse Andrews
(2012)
age 8+
Creative underdogs win big in fun comic novel.
By Lincoln Peirce
(2012)
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age 11+
Moving, uplifting tale of disfigured boy with inner beauty.
By R.J. Palacio
(2012)
age 9+
Smart series starter for kids who love haunted houses.
By Jacqueline West
(2010)

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