Search Results: "Alane Ferguson"


BOOK REVIEW

STARDUST by Alane Ferguson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 1993

"Even in these days of 15-minute fame, Haley's funny, humbling lesson is one readers will embrace. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A has-been by the time she gets to sixth grade, Haley is known to an adoring public as the sarcastic Samantha Love on a hit TV series. Read full book review >

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THE CIRCLE OF BLOOD by Alane Ferguson
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Teen readers with a taste for gory mysteries will find this suspenseful page-turner a delightful diversion. (Fiction. 12-17)"
Who needs CSI? Read full book review >

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THE DYING BREATH by Alane Ferguson
FICTION
Released: Oct. 15, 2009

"Moreover, strong characterization and relationships, particularly the one between Camryn and the gruff medical examiner who serves as her mentor, make this more than a satisfying genre read. (Thriller. 12 & up)"
In the latest episode of this popular series (The Circle of Blood, 2008, etc.), teen coroner's assistant Cameryn Mahoney finds herself the focus of both a puzzling multiple-murder investigation and the frightening attention of a former friend turned sociopathic killer. Read full book review >

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POISON by Alane Ferguson
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"Chelsea comes off as reckless rather than intrepid, which wears on the readers sympathy until it is all but gone. (Fiction. 12+)"
Chelsea Smythe, 17, is working in her father's office against her will the summer after her stepmother, Diane, leaves him. Read full book review >

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THE ANGEL OF DEATH by Alane Ferguson
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"An entertaining read. (Fiction. YA)"
Her rare talent for examining corpses and an aching secret separates 17-year-old Cameryn from her friends and family in this mystery by Edgar Award-winning author Ferguson. Read full book review >

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SECRETS by Alane Ferguson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1997

"Still, the story ends on an upbeat note, offering the hope that some bad choices in life can be corrected. (Fiction. 11-13)"
A pervasive tone of anger darkens this tale of a sullen 12-year-old whose world turns upside down when he learns that he's adopted. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PRACTICAL JOKE WAR by Alane Ferguson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 1991

"Funny, believable entertainment. (Fiction. 8-12)"
The author of Cricket and the Crackerbox Kid (1990) weighs in with another unusually original story. Read full book review >

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TUMBLEWEED CHRISTMAS by Alane Ferguson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"A nice touch at the end comes when another stranded couple appears on the horizon, walking beneath a bright star with their baby, a soft-pedaled reminder of the first Christmas. (Picture book. 4-7)"
From Ferguson (Poison, 1994, etc.), the story of Scotty and his mother, who are driving across the desert to their Christmas destination when their car breaks down. Read full book review >

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THE LOGIC OF OPPOSITES by Alane Rollings
Released: June 1, 1998

"Not quite Blake's great contraries, but a fine volume nonetheless."
paper 0-8101-5082-4 A Chicago-based poet, with three previous books to her credit, Rollings here relies on a clever organizing idea, which also creates a larger rhythm for the entire volume. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Kalifus Rising by Alane Adams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Indelible characters, both good and evil, and a rescue storyline that refuses to dawdle."
In this second installment of a YA fantasy series, a boy's friends rush to save him before a teen witch surrenders to dark magic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Blue's Point by Richard Ferguson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 11, 2014

"Respectful and astute handling of serious social conflicts in a satisfying yarn."
In Ferguson's (The Thin Line Between Life and Death, 2013, etc.) thriller, a just-released convict and a journalist travel to a small Texas town where racial tension breeds contempt and violence.Read full book review >