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Best Teen Books of 2012: Rib-Ticklers

  • 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

    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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  • 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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  • CHILDREN'S

    THE HERO'S GUIDE TO SAVING YOUR KINGDOM

    MAY 1, 2012

  • 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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  • TEEN

    WRAPPED UP IN YOU

    OCT. 1, 2012

TEEN

WRAPPED UP IN YOU

by Dan Jolley & illustrated by Natalie Nourigat

True to this series' winning formula, an enjoyable mix of terror, comedy and romance. 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

    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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  • 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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