Books by Deborah Savage

KOTUKU by Deborah Savage
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 29, 2002

"An unfocused but surprisingly satisfying romantic puzzler. (Fiction. YA)"
A romantic suspense with a combination of eerie occurrences, an ancient relative, and horses—making for a complex and demanding narrative that both intrigues and confuses. Read full book review >
SUMMER HAWK by Deborah Savage
Released: April 1, 1999

"Hard-edged Rhiannon's supposed charisma never comes through, and it's easy to dislike Taylor, who, between bouts of self-pity, snaps at the very decent Rail in every chapter. (Fiction. 12-14)"
From Savage (Under a Different Sky, 1997, etc.), a slow, clichÇd novel about a smart, sophisticated, ambitious teenager stuck in a small town while her future looms large; the rescue of hawks is the excuse for some overwrought allusions to flight and freedom. Read full book review >
UNDER A DIFFERENT SKY by Deborah Savage
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1997

"A pedestrian plot, dearth of credible adults, hysterical tone, and obvious themes make this novel unbelievable at its best and exhausting at its worst. (Fiction. 12+)"
In this badly written novel from Savage (A Stranger Calls Me Home, 1992, etc.), characters frequently reveal their attempts at ``art''- -dressage, painting, photography—to others, along with a string of clichÇs about the costs of following their hearts (or not) to fulfillment. Read full book review >
A STRANGER CALLS ME HOME by Deborah Savage
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1992

"An entertaining story with some depth. (Fiction. 11-16)"
The author of Flight of the Albatross (1989) returns to New Zealand for another tale contrasting Anglo and Maori ways and involving young people seeking self-definition. Read full book review >