Search Results: "Adele Griffin"


BOOK REVIEW

ADELE by Mary Flanagan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Henry James might have disapproved, but one suspects he would have devoured every page of Adäle with agreeably guilty pleasure."
A highly charged, deeply eroticized historical and contemporary fiction from the American-born English author of two short-story collections and the novels Trust (1988) and Rose Reason (1992). Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"A page-turning mystery with romance, humanity, standout characters and a heroic 75-year-old psychic as the lead."
A rabbi's 75-year-old mother develops her psychic abilities to catch the culprit behind a brutal attack in this mystery, a first novel for King under this pseudonym. Read full book review >

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THE UNFINISHED LIFE OF ADDISON STONE by Adele Griffin
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"An interesting but ultimately unsatisfying experiment in form. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Why did an 18-year-old artist fall from an overpass in New York City in the middle of the night? Read full book review >

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WHERE I WANT TO BE by Adele Griffin
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2005

"Griffin masterfully weaves the deceased Jane's past and ghostly present into the story, as the line between imagination and reality, life and death, blurs for characters and readers alike in this powerful story. (Fiction. YA)"
Eighteen-year-old Jane Culvert is a passionate young woman with a knack for making everything seem magical. Read full book review >

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AMANDINE by Adele Griffin
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Beautifully told and emotionally honest. (Fiction. YA)"
A charismatic, dangerous girl with a flair for drama first attracts and then repels both protagonist and reader in this disquieting story. Read full book review >

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DIVE by Adele Griffin
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Thoughtful readers will appreciate his insight, enjoy the ringside seat as restrained, rational Lyle meets Mallory, a flamboyant, take-charge TV personality, and come to understand both the dangers and the appeal of Dustin's choices. (Fiction. 11-13)"
PLB 0-7868-2389-5 From Griffin (The Other Shepards, 1998, etc.), a poignant, perceptive tale of a teenager on a self-destructive spiral, seen through the eyes of his younger, more grounded stepbrother. Read full book review >

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SPLIT JUST RIGHT by Adele Griffin
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1997

"Some comic twists also lighten the load, as does an upbeat ending and Danny and Susan's emergence from the crisis even closer than they were before. (Fiction. 11-13)"
A teenager learns some unpleasant truths about her parents in this deceptively light-toned portrait of a two-member family. Read full book review >

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RAINY SEASON by Adele Griffin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Griffin's first novel for young readers will leave them sober and thoughtful. (afterword) (Fiction. 11-13)"
Set against a vivid picture of life in the Panama Canal Zone during the Carter Administration, this tale of a deceptively healthy military family trying to deny past tragedy has a theatrical flavor. Read full book review >

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ALL YOU NEVER WANTED by Adele Griffin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"A sumptuously written examination of sibling rivalry and socioeconomic class. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Two sisters painfully discover that money can't buy happiness in this provocative family drama. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"A (vegetarian) recipe and a school report comparing Daniel Boone and Vlad the Impaler close this droll tale. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
Having earned her Slayer's Pin with a twin killing in Vampire Island (2007), more-or-less vegan, more-or-less ex-vampire Maddy tackles a pair of tougher challenges in this equally tongue-in-cheek sequel. Read full book review >

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MY ALMOST EPIC SUMMER by Adele Griffin
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2006

"These e-mails throw Irene's character off balance and disrupt the plot's otherwise smooth and believable flow. (Fiction. YA)"
The clear, but occasionally unrealistic teenage voice of Irene Morse, a spunky, intelligent and sometimes melodramatic heroine, recounts the summer leading into her freshman year. Read full book review >

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OVERNIGHT by Adele Griffin
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: March 1, 2003

"For a more effective dissection of the nature of cliques, try Amy Goldman Koss's The Girls (2000). (Fiction. 10-12)"
A birthday slumber party becomes the undoing of a clique when one of the guests is abducted. Read full book review >