• TEEN

    ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL

    MARCH 1, 2012

TEEN

ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL

by Jesse Andrews

Though this novel begs inevitable thematic comparisons to John Green's The Fault in Our Stars (2012), it stands on its own... Full review >

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  • TEEN

    THE DEMON CATCHERS OF MILAN

    AUG. 28, 2012

  • TEEN

    BLACK HEART

    APRIL 3, 2012

TEEN

BLACK HEART

by Holly Black

If you haven’t discovered this series yet, get going; if you’re already a fan, why are you even reading this review? (Urban... Full review >

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  • TEEN

    GIRL OF NIGHTMARES

    AUG. 7, 2012

  • TEEN

    DEVINE INTERVENTION

    JUNE 1, 2012

TEEN

DEVINE INTERVENTION

by Martha Brockenbrough

As the clock ticks down on Heidi's soul, readers will be rooting for both Jerome and Heidi with all their hearts. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    LOVE AND OTHER PERISHABLE ITEMS

    DEC. 11, 2012

TEEN

LOVE AND OTHER PERISHABLE ITEMS

by Laura Buzo

The exactly right conclusion eschews easy resolution, though there’s plenty of hope as they flounder into the future. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    CALL THE SHOTS

    SEPT. 11, 2012

TEEN

CALL THE SHOTS

by Don Calame

Fearlessly foul, this consistently comical series should be required reading for all teenage boys and anyone else with a... Full review >

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  • TEEN

    BETWEEN YOU & ME

    AUG. 7, 2012

TEEN

BETWEEN YOU & ME

by Marisa Calin

Though hamstrung by a depressingly chick-lit-y cover, this total-immersion emotional experience is one readers will both... Full review >

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  • TEEN

    LIA'S GUIDE TO WINNING THE LOTTERY

    MAY 1, 2012

TEEN

LIA'S GUIDE TO WINNING THE LOTTERY

by Keren David

Tart, funny and fast-moving, with a touch of rueful realism and a lot of heart. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    MY NAME IS PARVANA

    OCT. 1, 2012

CHILDREN'S

MY NAME IS PARVANA

by Deborah Ellis

Readers will learn much about the war in Afghanistan even as they cheer on this feisty protagonist. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    PINNED

    OCT. 1, 2012

TEEN

PINNED

by Sharon G. Flake

An uplifting story that convincingly celebrates the power of perseverance. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    DON'T TURN AROUND

    SEPT. 11, 2012

TEEN

DON'T TURN AROUND

by Michelle Gagnon

Girl with the Dragon Tattoo for preteens and teens, a surefire hit. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN YOU AND ME

    MARCH 1, 2012

TEEN

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN YOU AND ME

by Madeleine George

While in the end there are some plotlines left untied in slice-of-life fashion, the bittersweet resolution of the main... Full review >

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  • TEEN

    THE FAULT IN OUR STARS

    JAN. 10, 2012

TEEN

THE FAULT IN OUR STARS

by John Green

Green seamlessly bridges the gap between the present and the existential, and readers will need more than one box of tissues... Full review >

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  • TEEN

    THE WARRIOR'S HEART

    OCT. 9, 2012

TEEN

THE WARRIOR'S HEART

by Eric Greitens

An uncommon (to say the least) coming-of-age, retraced with well-deserved pride but not self-aggrandizement, and as... Full review >

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  • TEEN

    GIRL MEETS BOY

    JAN. 1, 2012

TEEN

GIRL MEETS BOY

edited by Kelly Millner Halls

A superb offering—and therefore a shame that its cover design of a boy and girl in a clinch makes it look like a run-of-the... Full review >

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  • TEEN

    HAVE A NICE DAY

    OCT. 16, 2012

TEEN

HAVE A NICE DAY

by Julie Halpern

Aside from the too-anxious-to-eat valorization, fresh as a daisy and sharp as a tack. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    FRIENDS WITH BOYS

    FEB. 28, 2012

GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMICS

FRIENDS WITH BOYS

by Faith Erin Hicks & illustrated by Faith Erin Hicks

Readers will definitely want to have, know or be Maggie’s brothers—but she herself proves to be no slouch when it comes to... Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    MOONBIRD

    JULY 17, 2012

CHILDREN'S

MOONBIRD

by Phillip Hoose

B95 is a 4-ounce, robin-sized shorebird, a red knot of the subspecies rufa. Each February he joins a flock that lifts off... Full review >

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  • TEEN

    THE CHAOS

    APRIL 12, 2012

TEEN

THE CHAOS

by Nalo Hopkinson

Rich in voice, humor and dazzling imagery, studded with edgy ideas and wildly original, this multicultural mashup—like its... Full review >

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  • TEEN

    A CERTAIN OCTOBER

    AUG. 28, 2012

TEEN

A CERTAIN OCTOBER

by Angela Johnson

A wonderfully crafted and deeply satisfying novel, full of detail that provides texture and meaning. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    FOURMILE

    SEPT. 18, 2012

CHILDREN'S

FOURMILE

by Watt Key

Deeply moving and fast-paced, this life-affirming effort is a worthy addition to the bookshelves of sturdy readers. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    ASK THE PASSENGERS

    OCT. 23, 2012

TEEN

ASK THE PASSENGERS

by A.S. King

Astrid's parents moved both her and her sister away from their New York City home years ago to a small town symbolically... Full review >

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  • TEEN

    SEE YOU AT HARRY'S

    MAY 1, 2012

TEEN

SEE YOU AT HARRY'S

by Jo Knowles

Prescient writing, fully developed characters and completely, tragically believable situations elevate this sad, gripping... 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

    EVERY DAY

    AUG. 28, 2012

TEEN

EVERY DAY

by David Levithan

An awe-inspiring, thought-provoking reminder that love reaches beyond physical appearances or gender. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    A BREATH OF EYRE

    APRIL 1, 2012

  • TEEN

    BURN MARK

    JUNE 19, 2012

TEEN

BURN MARK

by Laura Powell

This smart, stylish series opener raises the bar for paranormal fiction, leaving readers impatient for the next installment. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    BOY21

    MARCH 5, 2012

TEEN

BOY21

by Matthew Quick

A story that, like Finley, expresses a lot in relatively few words. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    THIS IS NOT FORGIVENESS

    OCT. 16, 2012

TEEN

THIS IS NOT FORGIVENESS

by Celia Rees

Though the portrayal of Rob’s deteriorating mental state is raw and often uncomfortable, in the end, the honest, uncensored... Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • TEEN

    SONS OF THE 613

    SEPT. 11, 2012

TEEN

SONS OF THE 613

by Michael Rubens

This book won't make readers proud to be Jewish. It will make them proud to be a pool player in a porkpie hat, a tattooed... Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    AFTER ELI

    AUG. 14, 2012

CHILDREN'S

AFTER ELI

by Rebecca Rupp

Far more than a summer romance, this is a tribute to those left behind. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    ARISTOTLE AND DANTE DISCOVER THE SECRETS OF THE UNIVERSE

    FEB. 21, 2012

TEEN

ARISTOTLE AND DANTE DISCOVER THE SECRETS OF THE UNIVERSE

by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Meticulous pacing and finely nuanced characters underpin the author's gift for affecting prose that illuminates the... Full review >

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  • TEEN

    THE STATISTICAL PROBABILITY OF LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT

    JAN. 2, 2012

TEEN

THE STATISTICAL PROBABILITY OF LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT

by Jennifer E. Smith

Yes, many teens face more compelling problems than those of a smart, attractive daughter of affluent and loving, if... Full review >

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  • TEEN

    THE RAVEN BOYS

    SEPT. 18, 2012

TEEN

THE RAVEN BOYS

by Maggie Stiefvater

The magic is entirely pragmatic; the impossible, extraordinarily true. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    THE LIST

    APRIL 1, 2012

TEEN

THE LIST

by Siobhan Vivian

The issue is seldom front and center in books for teens, but Vivian refuses to falsify or avoid the uncomfortable realities... Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • TEEN

    STREET DREAMS

    MARCH 13, 2012

TEEN

STREET DREAMS

by Tama Wise

No simple coming-out story, this many-layered effort is gritty, warm and ultimately hopeful. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • TEEN

    BENEATH A METH MOON

    FEB. 2, 2012

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