• TEEN

    MASTER OF DECEIT

    APRIL 1, 2012

TEEN

MASTER OF DECEIT

by Marc Aronson

Written with the authority of a fine writer with an inquiring mind, this dramatic story is history writing at its best. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    WONDER SHOW

    MARCH 20, 2012

TEEN

WONDER SHOW

by Hannah Barnaby

Infused with nostalgia and affection, this celebration of the deliberately constructed self will hold readers in its spell... Full review >

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    THE DIVINERS

    SEPT. 18, 2012

TEEN

THE DIVINERS

by Libba Bray

Not for the faint of heart due to both subject and length, but the intricate plot and magnificently imagined details of... Full review >

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    THE WICKED AND THE JUST

    APRIL 17, 2012

TEEN

THE WICKED AND THE JUST

by J. Anderson Coats

Brilliant: a vision of history before the victors wrote it. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    THE FITZOSBORNES AT WAR

    OCT. 9, 2012

  • TEEN

    THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST

    FEB. 7, 2012

TEEN

THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST

by emily m. danforth

Rich with detail and emotion, a sophisticated read for teens and adults alike. Full review >

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    MISTER DEATH'S BLUE-EYED GIRLS

    APRIL 17, 2012

TEEN

MISTER DEATH'S BLUE-EYED GIRLS

by Mary Downing Hahn

An engrossing exploration of how a murder affects a community. Full review >

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    THE GIRL IS TROUBLE

    JULY 3, 2012

  • TEEN

    RADIANT DAYS

    APRIL 2, 2012

TEEN

RADIANT DAYS

by Elizabeth Hand

An impressive blend of biography and magical realism. Full review >

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    <i>TITANIC</i>

    MARCH 1, 2012

CHILDREN'S

<i>TITANIC</i>

by Deborah Hopkinson

A thorough and absorbing recreation of the ill-fated voyage. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    KEEPING THE CASTLE

    JUNE 14, 2012

TEEN

KEEPING THE CASTLE

by Patrice Kindl

While the happy ending comes as no surprise, the path to it is funny as well as satisfying, with many nods to Jane Austen... Full review >

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  • TEEN

    IN DARKNESS

    JAN. 17, 2012

TEEN

IN DARKNESS

by Nick Lake

A dark journey well worth taking—engrossing, disturbing, illuminating. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    FIRE IN THE STREETS

    AUG. 28, 2012

TEEN

FIRE IN THE STREETS

by Kekla Magoon

A well-written, compelling trip to a past not often portrayed in children's literature. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    INVINCIBLE MICROBE

    JULY 10, 2012

CHILDREN'S

INVINCIBLE MICROBE

by Jim Murphy & Alison Blank

Who knew the biography of a germ could be so fascinating? (acknowledgments, picture credits, index [not seen]) (Nonfiction.... Full review >

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  • TEEN

    NO CRYSTAL STAIR

    FEB. 1, 2012

TEEN

NO CRYSTAL STAIR

by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson & illustrated by R. Gregory Christie

A stirring and thought-provoking account of an unsung figure in 20th-century American history. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    SUCH WICKED INTENT

    AUG. 21, 2012

  • TEEN

    DODGER

    SEPT. 25, 2012

TEEN

DODGER

by Terry Pratchett

Unexpected, drily funny and full of the pathos and wonder of life: Don't miss it. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    BEYOND COURAGE

    SEPT. 1, 2012

CHILDREN'S

BEYOND COURAGE

by Doreen Rappaport

Thorough, deeply researched and stylistically clear, this is a necessary, exemplary book. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    THE BRONTË SISTERS

    OCT. 23, 2012

TEEN

THE BRONTË SISTERS

by Catherine Reef

A solid and captivating look at these remarkable pioneers of modern fiction. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    PASSION BLUE

    NOV. 6, 2012

TEEN

PASSION BLUE

by Victoria Strauss

A rare, rewarding, sumptuous exploration of artistic passion. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • TEEN

    A TROUBLESOME BOY

    MAY 15, 2012

TEEN

A TROUBLESOME BOY

by Paul Vasey

A vivid, disturbing and all-too-real topical story. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    CODE NAME VERITY

    MAY 15, 2012

TEEN

CODE NAME VERITY

by Elizabeth Wein

A carefully researched, precisely written tour de force; unforgettable and wrenching. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    MARATHON

    JUNE 19, 2012

GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMICS

MARATHON

by Boaz Yakin & illustrated by Joe Infurnari

Among the most historically and culturally significant battles ever fought, Marathon gets righteous due—and so does its... Full review >

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  • TEEN

    DUST GIRL

    JUNE 26, 2012

TEEN

DUST GIRL

by Sarah Zettel

This cracking good mixture of magic and place will leave readers eagerly awaiting the sequel Full review >

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