Book Reviews

The Female of the Species Book Poster Image
age 15+
Powerful, dark, violent story of teen girl set on vengeance.
By Mindy McGinnis
(2016)
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Three Truths and a Lie Book Poster Image
age 15+
Teens are stalked by killer in fast-paced, edgy thriller.
By Brent Hartinger
(2016)
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The Underground Railroad Book Poster Image
age 15+
Riveting, thought-provoking, brutal runaway slave story.
By Colson Whitehead
(2016)
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Cure for the Common Universe Book Poster Image
age 15+
Callous gamer wises up in smart rehab tale.
By Christian McKay Heidicker
(2016)
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The Things They Carried Book Poster Image
age 15+
Vet's stunning, devastating Vietnam War stories; a classic.
By Tim O'Brien
(1990)
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The Haters Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Fun band road-trip story, but crass humor wears thin.
By Jesse Andrews
(2016)
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A Court of Mist and Fury: A Court of Thorns and Roses, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Dark faery romance sequel filled with sex, gore, magic.
By Sarah J. Maas
(2016)
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Sula Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Haunting, complex tale of friendship best for older teens.
By Toni Morrison
(1973)
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The Great American Whatever Book Poster Image
age 15+
Wry, heartfelt tale of teen trying to move on after tragedy.
By Tim Federle
(2016)
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Lady Midnight: The Dark Artifices, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Shadowhunter fans will love, but the romance is nothing new.
By Cassandra Clare
(2016)
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Out of Darkness Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Beautifully written look at racism and love in 1930s Texas.
By Ashley Hope Pérez
(2015)
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I Crawl Through It Book Poster Image
age 15+
Bizarre, brilliant, poignant tale of resilient teens.
By A.S. King
(2015)
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Lair of Dreams: Diviners, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Engrossing sequel in supernatural series set in '20s NYC.
By Libba Bray
(2015)
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Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls Book Poster Image
age 15+
Lurid violence and body count mount in grim, dark thriller.
By Lynn Weingarten
(2015)
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Dime Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Gritty, realistic tale of teen prostitution and trafficking.
By E.R. Frank
(2015)
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A Sense of the Infinite Book Poster Image
age 15+
Gorgeously written, mature tale of teen's self-discovery.
By Hilary T. Smith
(2015)
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A Court of Thorns and Roses Book Poster Image
age 15+
Dark magic, gore, hot faerie romance mark mature fantasy.
By Sarah J. Maas
(2015)
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The DUFF: (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) Book Poster Image
age 15+
Formulaic but fun romance good for beach reading.
By Kody Keplinger
(2010)
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Vanishing Girls Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Plenty of twists in exciting, mature mystery.
By Lauren Oliver
(2015)
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The Mockingbirds Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Fast-paced, riveting story of date rape and its aftermath.
By Daisy Whitney
(2012)
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