Books by Micol Ostow

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 >