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The Forest Queen

By Betsy Cornwell - Published 2018

Genres:

AdventureChildren/Young Adult

In this gender-bending Robin Hood reimagining, 16-year-old Silvie Loughsley has lived under her brother’s cruelty for too long. Now that John’s ...Read Review

The Caged Graves

By Dianne K. Salerni - Published 2013

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

Set in Catawissa, Pennsylvania in the summer of 1867, The Caged Graves opens as 17-year-old Verity Boone returns to her birthplace after an absence ...Read Review

Will Sparrow’s Road

By Karen Cushman - Published 2012

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

Twelve-year-old Will Sparrow is a boy of the streets. After being abandoned by his mother, abused by his father, and threatened to be ...Read Review

The Broken Lands

By Andrea Offermann (illus.) - By Kate Milford - Published 2012

Genres:

Children/Young AdultFantasyMystery/Crime

Walker and Bones arrive on Coney Island to subvert both New York City and Brooklyn to their evil purposes. Few places are as ...Read Review

Mister Death’s Blue-eyed Girls

By Mary Downing Hahn - Published 2012

Genres:

Children/Young AdultMystery/Crime

Based on an unsolved double murder in 1950s Maryland, where the author still lives, this chilling tale for young adult readers is both ...Read Review

Something to Hold

By Katherine Schlick Noe - Published 2011

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

This absorbing children’s novel by Katherine Schlick Noe is based strongly on the author’s own experiences. Like Noe, eleven-year-old Kitty has ...Read Review

Caleb’s Wars

By David L. Dudley - Published 2011

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

Fifteen-year-old Caleb Brown struggles through his adolescence in a tumultuous setting: Georgia during World War II. He’s waging wars on five fronts — ...Read Review

The Year We Were Famous

By Carole Estby Dagg - Published 2011

Genres:

AdventureChildren/Young Adult

Having previously reviewed a book about Helga and Clara Estby’s walk across the U.S., I was eager to read this. And ...Read Review

The Jewel and the Key

By Louise Spiegler - Published 2011

Genres:

Children/Young AdultTime-slip

Addie MacNeal loves the theater. The only person who might understand is her best friend, Whaley, but he’s busy enlisting in a ...Read Review

The Ghost of Crutchfield Hall

By Mary Downing Hahn - Published 2010

Genres:

Children/Young AdultFantasyMystery/Crime

When 12-year-old Florence boards the horse-drawn coach in London that will take her from the orphanage where she’s spent the past seven ...Read Review