Books by Micol Ostow

LOUISE TRAPEZE IS TOTALLY 100% FEARLESS by Micol Ostow
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 28, 2015

"A sweet peek beneath the big top; readers will clamor for the next one. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Seven-year-old Louise Trapeze is finally old enough to fly in her circus act—but the platform is so very, very high. Read full book review >
AMITY by Micol Ostow
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"A dark read for a darker night. (Horror. 13 & up)"
An evil house manipulates its residents to dark ends in this novel inspired by The Amityville Horror (1977). Read full book review >
FAMILY by Micol Ostow
FICTION
Released: April 26, 2011

"Unfortunately, Mel's journey is a little too clichéd to be believable—of course her emotional damage is due to sexual abuse—and her voice, full of repetitions of ominous phrases, is too mannered to be engaging. (Historical fiction/verse. 14 & up)"
A vivid but ponderous exploration in verse of late-1960s-California cult life. Read full book review >
SO PUNK ROCK by Micol Ostow
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: July 1, 2009

"Heavy on the Jewish humor, but without the vulgarity of Adam Sandler, the Ostows successfully balance culture with teen experience. (Fiction. YA)"
Judaism, bass guitars and SAT scores: the ingredients for a band's rise to fame—maybe. Read full book review >
EMILY GOLDBERG LEARNS TO SALSA by Micol Ostow
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"Despite Emily and Lucy being well-defined, Ostow pays little attention to other characters, who fade into the well-drawn Puerto Rican setting. (Fiction. YA)"
Growing up in an affluent New York suburb, Emily Goldberg didn't mind not knowing about her mother's Puerto Rican childhood, but when her family travels to Puerto Rico for her grandmother's funeral, Emily's ignorance is compounded as she is bombarded by unfamiliar relatives, foreign customs and a language she can barely decipher. Read full book review >