written for ages 11-14


Angels among us

Jennifer Minicus | 14 Aug 2014
written for ages 11-14 | acceptable
Vero discovers he is not really human.


Imaginative book for mature readers to be released this month

Jane Fagan | 11 Aug 2014
written for ages 11-14 | recommended
A story of quest and fantasy.


Newbery runner-up bewitches readers

Jennifer Minicus | 13 May 2014
written for ages 11-14 | recommended
An extremely well-written Victorian Gothic novel.


Adventure and allegory

Tim Golden | 9 May 2014
written for ages 11-14 | acceptable
Aidan finds mysterious scrolls in his grandfather's basement.


A lost opportunity

Jennifer Minicus | 22 Apr 2014
written for ages 11-14 | not recommended
Not this author's best effort.


Britain bans use of technology

Tim Golden | 11 Apr 2014
written for ages 11-14 | recommended
Will they survive?


The "weaker sex"?

Jennifer Minicus | 8 Apr 2014
written for ages 11-14 | highly recommended
Abbie Deal discovers the adventure hidden in ordinary life.


Alien spaceship lands in Utah

Jennifer Minicus | 3 Mar 2014
written for ages 11-14 | recommended with reservations
Captain Marion comes to Earth armed with a code of conduct.


A story that needs to be told

Jane Fagan | 7 Feb 2014
written for ages 11-14 | highly recommended
A rare account of a boy on Schindler's List.


Should young ladies know how to swim?

Jennifer Minicus | 9 Dec 2013
written for ages 11-14 | highly recommended
A must read for young women hoping to marry someday.


Cultures clash in the Middle East

Jennifer Minicus | 25 Nov 2013
written for ages 11-14 | highly recommended
A suspenseful story of ancient civilizations.


Al Capone wields power from inside Alcatraz

Jennifer Minicus | 13 Oct 2013
written for ages 11-14 | recommended with reservations
Life on Alcatraz is no picnic.


Book Reviews

Popular sci fi novel hits the big screen in November

Jennifer Minicus | 27 Sep 2013
written for ages 11-14 | recommended
Read the book before heading to theaters.


Historical fiction makes learning entertaining

Tim Golden | 20 Sep 2013
written for ages 11-14 | highly recommended
Six historical novels for children.


War pits brother against brother

Jennifer Minicus | 22 Aug 2013
written for ages 11-14 | highly recommended
An award winning book about the American Civil War.


Mythology still appeals to young readers

Tim Golden | 16 Aug 2013
written for ages 11-14 | recommended with reservations
Percy Jackson and his friends pursue new quests.


A summer mystery

Kathleen Pacious | 6 Aug 2013
written for ages 11-14 | highly recommended
An entertaining portrayal of every child's desire to find and solve a mystery.


A book that builds character

Kathleen Pacious | 21 Jul 2013
written for ages 11-14 | highly recommended
A well-told, gentle and beautiful story that traces growth to maturity.


Djinni, magic and revenge

Tim Golden | 11 Jul 2013
written for ages 11-14 | recommended with reservations
A witty and well-paced fantasy adventure.


Not quite Harry

Clare Cannon | 9 Jul 2013
written for ages 11-14 | recommended with reservations
I had thought this series might have the broad appeal of the Potter books...

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