Search Results: "Ally Condie"


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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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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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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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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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ALLY by Michael B. Oren
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 23, 2015

"Even before its publication, Oren's book has been attacked, based on culls of provocative pieces. Readers would do well to attend to the entire text of this fluent, important political memoir."
The former Israeli ambassador to the United States balances his personal story with his ambassadorial history. Read full book review >

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FORGOTTEN ALLY by Rana Mitter
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"An important, well-told tale of China at war."
A retelling of China's war of resistance from 1937 to 1945 against a brutal and murderous Japanese invasion and how that experience helped shape the China of today. Read full book review >

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AMERICAN ALLY by Con Coughlin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"Both Clinton and Cheney may be surprised to learn how much Blair privately disagreed with some of their actions, but Coughlin's point remains: Blair and his nation are America's strongest allies today. A worthy—and newsworthy—book."
Tony Blair's no mere Festus to George Bush's Marshall Dillon. No, writes London-based journalist and Iraq-watcher Coughlin, he stands tall all on his own. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 29, 2015

"A fresh look at adversity and the ways in which it can enrich one's life.
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A thorough guide to seeing adversity as a tool, rather than as an obstacle. Read full book review >

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ALLY-SAURUS & THE VERY BOSSY MONSTER by Richard Torrey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 8, 5017

"A message for the bossiest of friends but also a quiet lesson in valuing differences. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The tiny tot-turned-dinosaur (in her imagination) is back, this time facing a new challenge: a domineering friend. Read full book review >

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THE MISUNDERSTOOD ALLY by Faraz Inam
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 29, 2013

"An engaging novel that offers equal amounts of current events, politics, romance and suspense."
A political novel that explores a complicated war with great care and sensitivity. Read full book review >