Books by Jennifer Brown

PENNYBAKER SCHOOL IS HEADED FOR DISASTER by Jennifer Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 11, 2017

"Humor that works its own magic trick: disappearing from middle school shelves. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Sixth-grade magician Thomas Fallgrout has a troubled start in his new school, where unusual talents are the norm. Read full book review >
DARE YOU by Jennifer Brown
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"It's good that Nikki's developed some self-control, as it will help motivate readers to stick around for Volume 3 and the continuation of the mystery. (Suspense. 12-18)"
In this sequel to Shade Me (2016), synesthete Nikki Kill continues her search for the murderer of Peyton Hollis and for answers that can explain her own past. Read full book review >
SHADE ME by Jennifer Brown
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 19, 2016

"An intense, often exasperating, sometimes-thrilling series opener. (Thriller. 12-18)"
An 18-year-old girl decides to investigate an attempted murder on her own. Read full book review >
HOW LUNCHBOX JONES SAVED ME FROM ROBOTS, TRAITORS, AND MISSY THE CRUEL by Jennifer Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"Though they may not shine in the robotics department, Luke and his team succeed in other ways in this likable comedy. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Robotics and friendship come together for one ordinary seventh-grader. Read full book review >
LIFE ON MARS by Jennifer Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"It may be formulaic, but the comic byplay is often nicely gross, and the science talk dovetails with current pedagogical fads. (appendix of Mars facts) (Fiction. 10-12)"
In a tale built on well-worn tropes and characters, Brown twists together an impending cross-country move, a budding friendship with a crusty old neighbor and some basic astronomy. Read full book review >
TORN AWAY by Jennifer Brown
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 6, 2014

"A lukewarm story about finding family and starting over. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Jersey Cameron has lived her whole life in Elizabeth, Mo., where the weather is unpredictable, and complaining about it is a full-time job. Read full book review >
PERFECT ESCAPE by Jennifer Brown
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 10, 2012

"An imperfect offering from a nearly perfect author. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
For 17-year-old Kendra, life has been defined by her older brother's OCD, causing her to strive for perfection in all things. Read full book review >
BITTER END by Jennifer Brown
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 2011

"Still, readers will be enthralled, horrified and ultimately relieved when Alex gets the mostly happy ending she deserves. (Fiction. YA)"
The anatomy an abusive relationship. Read full book review >
HATE LIST by Jennifer Brown
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Authentic and relevant, this debut is one to top the charts. (Fiction. YA)"
She doesn't have the answers for why her boyfriend chose a May morning to kill six classmates and wound several others, but Valerie Leftman is one of the only people who can still remember the good in Nick Levil. Read full book review >