Search Results: "Adele Griffin"


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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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TIGHTER by Adele Griffin
FICTION
Released: May 10, 2011

"A contemporary reboot that does the original proud. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Drug addiction and tainted love mess with the mind of a befuddled au pair in this creepy update of Henry James' The Turn of the Screw. Read full book review >

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VAMPIRE ISLAND by Adele Griffin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Fans of Angela Sommer-Bodenburg's Little Vampire tales will happily sink their teeth into this one. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
The author of the Witch Twins series leans toward Addams Family-style comedy in this tale of three vampire siblings trying, with mixed success, to make a go of it in New York. Read full book review >

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HANNAH, DIVIDED by Adele Griffin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Hannah's adoration of numbers and formulas borders on the obsessive and the positive conclusion seems somewhat at odds with the Depression-era setting, but she is a different and rarely seen role model. (Fiction. 9-12)"
If it's more common for girls in literature to be great readers and poor math students, then 13-year-old Hannah is certainly different. Read full book review >

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THE OTHER SHEPARDS by Adele Griffin
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"A brighter fate for the girls is promised, but whether this devastated family has a real happy ending isn't answered in these pages. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Griffin (Sons of Liberty, 1997, etc.) peeks into the lives of two sisters, eighth-grader Holland and sixth-grader Geneva Shepard, who live in the shadow of three older siblings killed 18 years ago—before Holland and Geneva were born. Read full book review >

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AGNES AND CLARABELLE by Adele Griffin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 17, 2017

"Though episodic rather than eventful, it's sure to entertain young readers transitioning to chapter books.(Fiction. 5-7)"
Griffin, Sheinmel, and Palacios introduce an earnest, quirky duo in a light series for transitioning readers. 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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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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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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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 >