Books by Lisa Papademetriou

APARTMENT 1986 by Lisa Papademetriou
Released: April 11, 2017

"As it moves beyond First World problems, this coming-of-age novel reaches a satisfying depth of character and theme. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Seventh-grader Callie is a VERY DEEP philosopher, intent on designing her own positive slogan for mugs and T-shirts. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Readers will respond to this tale of enduring love and nascent self-discovery. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Two contemporary girls become linked by a bizarre story from the past, magically emerging from an old book. Read full book review >
FURY'S FIRE by Lisa Papademetriou
Released: July 10, 2012

"Less grounded than the previous volume, which is perhaps fitting for a heroine who loses and must regain her sense of self. (Fantasy. 12-16)"
Will and Gretchen may have narrowly avoided being killed by Sirens, but they're not in safe waters yet in this lyrical, eerie fantasy. Read full book review >
SIREN'S STORM by Lisa Papademetriou
Released: Aug. 9, 2011

"Classical allusions fit perfectly in this transitional moment of an extremely New World setting. (Fantasy. 13-15)"
A dreamy, hair-raising mystery in a Long Island fishing village-cum-upscale resort evokes the traditional horrors of coastal communities. Read full book review >
DROP by Lisa Papademetriou
Released: Nov. 11, 2008

"This might be popular in casino towns, but don't bet on it. (Fiction. YA)"
Three Las Vegas teens gamble on their reputations and relationships in a labored caper. Read full book review >
CHASING NORMAL by Lisa Papademetriou
Released: April 29, 2008

"Realistic and upbeat. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Papademetriou hits all the big issues in a typical tween girl's life: concerns about weight and appearance, family relationships good and bad, changing friendships, religion, money (and the lack of same), a summer crush and even the extreme embarrassment of one's first period occurring in a very public setting. Read full book review >
Released: May 1, 2006

"Solidly entertaining, the outing is laced with teenspeak and common fantasy tropes but not played entirely for cheap laughs. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
The Queen of Twilight, a nonexistent but in many ways familiar epic, is never the same after two teenagers squabbling over a copy fall into its pages. Read full book review >
M OR F? by Lisa Papademetriou
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Although it may be too lengthy for readers who fall outside that category, it should appeal successfully to its target audience. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Two teens entering high school become best friends, "brain twins," in fact. Read full book review >
Released: May 1, 2005

"Although not as poignant as Lynne Rae Perkins's All Alone in the Universe (1999), Papademetriou's clever, popular format and ability to understand the emotional roller coaster called middle school will appeal to tween girls. (Fiction. 10-12)"
The latest in "slang fiction"—novels that use slang words and their definitions to carry the story along—this narration follows Allie through her sixth-grade year. Read full book review >