Books by April Lurie

THE LESS-DEAD by April Lurie
FICTION
Released: Jan. 12, 2010

"At times the religious themes feel didactic, but when the author adds everything up, the results fall somewhere between a fun, campy, teen horror film and a better-than-average afterschool special. (Mystery. YA)"
When his new friend and two other gay homeless teens are murdered, Noah, a nearly burned-out musician with a penchant for partying and a radio evangelist for a dad, decides to investigate the case. Read full book review >
THE LATENT POWERS OF DYLAN FONTAINE by April Lurie
FICTION
Released: May 13, 2008

"Nevertheless, Lurie has created a well-paced story about a teen guy who shoulders responsibility while becoming his own person. (Fiction. YA)"
Following his arrest for shoplifting, 15-year-old Dylan Fontaine figures out jail is not for him. Read full book review >
BROTHERS, BOYFRIENDS, & OTHER CRIMINAL MINDS by April Lurie
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 12, 2007

"As a result, April's story, although full of incident, seems unlikely to stir much interest in contemporary teen readers. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Too much heavy-handed telling weakens this tale of 14-year-old April Lundquist's life in 1977 Brooklyn. Read full book review >
DANCING IN THE STREETS OF BROOKLYN by April Lurie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 8, 2002

"A competent debut that captures the time and place. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Exploring the life and times of a 13-year-old girl living in Brooklyn near the end of WWII, first-time novelist Lurie offers a story about Judy Strand, daughter of Norwegian immigrants living in the Bay Ridge section. Read full book review >