Book Reviews

age 9+
 
Girl becomes spy in absorbing American Revolution tale.
By Avi
(2012)
age 10+
 
September heads for underworld in stunning Fairyland sequel.
By Catherynne M. Valente
(2012)
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age 13+
 
Clever adventure depicts Victorian streets with sly humor.
By Terry Pratchett
(2012)
age 9+
 
Funny, intriguing mystery of school's hidden treasure.
By Emily Fairlie
(2012)
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age 12+
 
Story of softballer in alternate world picks up as it goes.
By Margaret Peterson Haddix
(2012)
age 4+
 
Charming tale of mouse helping astronauts on shuttle flight.
By Mark Kelly
(2012)
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age 12+
 
Girl who talks to fairies vs. evil king in complex fantasy.
By Juliet Marillier
(2012)
age 9+
 
Snicket in fine form as a 12-year-old solving noir mystery.
By Lemony Snicket
(2012)
age 10+
 
Gripping story of three sibs fending for themselves in 1974.
By Sheila O'Connor
(2012)
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age 14+
 
Rousing near-future adventure tackles privacy issues.
By Cory Doctorow
(2012)
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age 13+
 
Story of girl's psychic kissing power puts focus on looks.
By Katie D. Anderson
(2012)
age 13+
 
Middle volume of organ transplant trilogy extends suspense.
By Neal Shusterman
(2012)
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age 12+
 
Teen thriller sequel lacks punch of previous volume.
By Harlan Coben
(2012)
age 12+
 
Thrilling steampunk mystery, romance in Victorian England.
By Sharon Cameron
(2012)
age 16+
 
Intense novel explores feelings of date-rape survivor.
By Colleen Clayton
(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 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 10+
 
Time-travel sequel even more fantastic than first book.
By John Stephens
(2012)

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