Book Reviews

Ungifted Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Wacky mayhem fills tale of troublemaker in genius academy.
By Gordon Korman
(2012)
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Spy School Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Clever, fast-paced mystery mixes spy thrills and teen drama.
By Stuart Gibbs
(2012)
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The Lost Girl Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Engrossing story of an "echo" designed to replace dead girl.
By Sangu Mandanna
(2012)
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Gustav Gloom and the People Taker Book Poster Image
age 8+
Humorously spooky tale of making new, weird friends.
By Adam-Troy Castro
(2012)
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Don't Turn Around Book Poster Image
age 13+
Exciting, nonstop techno-thriller raises big issues.
By Michelle Gagnon
(2012)
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The Edge of Nowhere Book Poster Image
age 12+
Decent start to girl-who-hears-others'-thoughts series.
By Elizabeth George
(2012)
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Malcolm at Midnight Book Poster Image
age 9+
Exciting story of misunderstood rat who becomes a hero.
By W.H. Beck
(2012)
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The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls Book Poster Image
age 10+
Deeply creepy, thought-provoking tale of weird school.
By Claire Legrand
(2012)
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The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee: Origami Yoda, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Funny series continues with more folding and friendships.
By Tom Angleberger
(2012)
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The Demigod Diaries: The Heroes of Olympus Book Poster Image
age 10+
Exciting stories plus backstory on popular half-god heroes.
By Rick Riordan
(2012)
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The Raven Boys Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Imaginative, twisty tale explores magic, friendship, money.
By Maggie Stiefvater
(2012)
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Tilt Book Poster Image
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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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What's Left of Me: The Hybrid Chronicles, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Intriguing tale of two-souled girl bogs down in repetition.
By Kat Zhang
(2012)
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Every Day Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Inventive teen romance blurs notions of gender, reality.
By David Levithan
(2012)
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Survivors: The Empty City Book Poster Image
age 8+
Exciting start to dog fantasy series.
By Erin Hunter
(2012)
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The Peculiar Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Half-faery boy fights to save his sister in magical fantasy.
By Stefan Bachmann
(2012)
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Liar & Spy Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Brave misfit tames fears in inspiring, surprising novel.
By Rebecca Stead
(2012)
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Professor Gargoyle: Tales from Lovecraft Middle School #1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Humorous homage to classic horror is perfect for tween boys.
By Charles Gilman
(2012)
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The Other Normals Book Poster Image
age 14+
Misfit gamer learns to connect in quirky dual-world fantasy.
By Ned Vizzini
(2012)
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Two or Three Things I Forgot to Tell You Book Poster Image
age 14+
Authentic look at suicide, cutting, bullying, friendship.
By Joyce Carol Oates
(2012)
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