Book Reviews

age 8+
 
Fractured fairy tale has plenty of twists for fantasy fans.
By Soman Chainani
(2013)
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age 14+
 
Intense '80s romance is a fabulous pick for mature teens.
By Rainbow Rowell
(2013)
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age 9+
 
Cat clans mirror human issues in popular series.
By Cherith Baldry, Kate Cary, Tui Sutherland
(2003)
age 8+
 
Captivating, imaginative story of kids in fairy-tale world.
By Chris Colfer
(2012)
age 13+
 
Excellent dystopian sequel is terrifically twisty, intense.
By Veronica Roth
(2012)
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age 11+
 
Moving, uplifting tale of disfigured boy with inner beauty.
By R.J. Palacio
(2012)
age 8+
 
Heartwarming story of a heroic, artistic, captive gorilla.
By Katherine Applegate
(2012)
age 14+
 
Heartwrenching love story told by teen dying of cancer.
By John Green
(2012)
age 8+
 
Snowstorm tale lacks some punch but stays funny in 6th book.
By Jeff Kinney
(2011)
age 10+
 
Percy is back! And on a quest with Roman demigods.
By Rick Riordan
(2011)
age 14+
 
Teens are pawns of evil adults again in violent sequel.
By James Dashner
(2010)
age 14+
 
Eerie gothic fantasy a satisfying creep fest for teens.
By Ransom Riggs
(2011)
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age 9+
 
Brilliantly written, inventive pre-LOTR tale.
By J.R.R. Tolkien
(1937)
age 16+
 
Controversial coming-of-age classic with sex, drugs, abuse.
By Stephen Chbosky
(1999)
age 13+
 
Exciting, violent dystopian thriller is original, addictive.
By Veronica Roth
(2011)
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age 12+
 
Twilight for cat lovers.
By Colleen Houck
(2011)
age 14+
 
Victorian-era fantasy series starts with plenty of violence.
By Cassandra Clare
(2010)
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age 14+
 
Satire of ultimate consumerist society still packs punch.
By Aldous Huxley
(1932)
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age 13+
 
Fun, provoking start to dystopian series for teens.
By Ally Condie
(2010)
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age 16+
 
Classic dystopian novel of life under constant scrutiny.
By George Orwell
(1949)

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