Search Results: "Ally Breedlove"


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WHEN WILL THE HEAVEN BEGIN? by Ally Breedlove
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"Both heartbreaking and uplifting, the book resonates on basic human and spiritual levels."
Breedlove pays tribute to her irrepressible, fun-loving younger brother, Ben Breedlove, who died from a heart condition when he was only 18 years old. Just days before his death, he posted video a video online, "This Is My Story," which reached millions of viewers around the world with his message of faith. Read full book review >

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ALL FALL DOWN by Ally Carter
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"Will appeal not only to psychological-thriller fans, but to those who want a little glamour, some A-list social politics and a bit of high school nastiness mixed in with their suspense. (Thriller. 12-14)"
A 16-year-old Army brat, unpleasantly in the public eye, copes with grief over her dead mother and fears for her own mental health. Read full book review >

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SUMMERLOST by Ally Condie
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 29, 2016

"Honest, lovely, and sad. (Fiction. 10-13)"
A year after losing two family members, a girl spends the summer in a small town with a Shakespeare festival. Read full book review >

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FRESHMAN FOR PRESIDENT by Ally Condie
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2008

"Could be useful for integrating civics and language arts, but not much else. (Fiction. 11-14)"
The principal of 15-year-old Milo Wright's high school in Sage, Ariz., has decided to do away with student council elections. Read full book review >

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CROSSED by Ally Condie
FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Both rich and easy to digest, this will leave fans hungry for the third book. (Science fiction/romance. 13 & up)"
Cassia and Ky grapple with secrets, wilderness and the tumultuous meanings of love in the second installment of this addictive, layered dystopic trilogy. Read full book review >

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MATCHED by Ally Condie
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"Detractors will legitimately cite less-than-subtle morality and similarities to The Giver, but this one's a fierce, unforgettable page-turner in its own right. (Science fiction/romance. YA)"
In a tranquil future with clean streets and no illness, Cassia excitedly anticipates learning who will be her government-dictated marriage Match. Read full book review >

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ATLANTIA by Ally Condie
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"As cool as a submerged city and teen siren are, too many physical details are missing and too many emotional details forced. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
The author of the Matched Trilogy dives deep for her next story. Read full book review >

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REACHED by Ally Condie
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"With reveals seeming to arrive on almost every page, prepare to stay up all night. (author's note referencing poems and paintings) (Science fiction/romance. 13 & up)"
While staying true to the science fiction and romance at the core of Matched (2010) and Crossed (2011), the trilogy's breathless finale blossoms into a medical thriller too, adding breadth and resonance. Read full book review >

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THE AGENCY  by Ally O’Brien
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"A naughty, catty good time."
A witty debut novel from a pseudonymous writing pair (one is a suspense author, the other a London-based media agent) about a saucy London literary agent eager to go into business for herself. Read full book review >

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CHEATING AT SOLITAIRE by Ally Carter
Released: Dec. 6, 2005

"Lacking humor and panache, Carter's debut falls short of a full deck."
A self-help writer becomes embroiled in tabloid escapades. Read full book review >

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BEAST by Ally Kennen
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"On the other hand, dark humor, occasional toe-curling danger and Stephen's bizarre dilemma may keep the pages turning. (Fiction. YA)"
Seventeen-year-old Stephen has problems. Read full book review >

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GODSPEED by Lynn Breedlove
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2002

"An attempt at a sub-subgenre of clit lit where women hate being women but love women and hate them at the same time. But it won't work until it gets real."
Veteran punkrocker Breedlove debuts in print with the story of—surprise—a punkrocker looking for love but finding only sex in a sub-America chock-full of "hags." Read full book review >