Book Reviews

age 8+
 
Humorously spooky tale of making new, weird friends.
By Adam-Troy Castro
(2012)
age 13+
 
Exciting, nonstop techno-thriller raises big issues.
By Michelle Gagnon
(2012)
age 12+
 
Decent start to girl-who-hears-others'-thoughts series.
By Elizabeth George
(2012)
age 9+
 
Exciting story of misunderstood rat who becomes a hero.
By W.H. Beck
(2012)
age 10+
 
Deeply creepy, thought-provoking tale of weird school.
By Claire Legrand
(2012)
age 9+
 
Funny series continues with more folding and friendships.
By Tom Angleberger
(2012)
age 10+
 
Exciting stories plus backstory on popular half-god heroes.
By Rick Riordan
(2012)
age 13+
 
Intriguing tale of two-souled girl bogs down in repetition.
By Kat Zhang
(2012)
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age 13+
 
Imaginative, twisty tale explores magic, friendship, money.
By Maggie Stiefvater
(2012)
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age 14+
 
Inventive teen romance blurs notions of gender, reality.
By David Levithan
(2012)
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age 15+
 
Teens grow up too fast in intense stories told in poetry.
By Ellen Hopkins
(2012)
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age 9+
 
Half-faery boy fights to save his sister in magical fantasy.
By Stefan Bachmann
(2012)
age 8+
 
Exciting start to dog fantasy series.
By Erin Hunter
(2012)
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age 10+
 
Brave misfit tames fears in inspiring, surprising novel.
By Rebecca Stead
(2012)
age 9+
 
Humorous homage to classic horror is perfect for tween boys.
By Charles Gilman
(2012)
age 14+
 
Misfit gamer learns to connect in quirky dual-world fantasy.
By Ned Vizzini
(2012)
age 14+
 
Authentic look at suicide, cutting, bullying, friendship.
By Joyce Carol Oates
(2012)
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age 4+
 
Great bedtime read about family that's up all night.
By Karina Wolf
(2012)
age 14+
 
Teen must prove she didn't kill parents in taut thriller.
By James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
(2012)
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age 17+
 
Extremely violent religious fantasy from ghostgirl author.
By Tonya Hurley
(2012)

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