Search Results: "Amber J. Keyser"


BOOK REVIEW

THE WAY BACK FROM BROKEN by Amber J. Keyser
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"A quiet and memorable story of how paddling in the wilderness forces two unlikely friends to face their grief and embrace their power. (Fiction. 12-17) "
This poignant tale explores grief through a 15-year-old boy and a 10-year-old girl, both of whom have lost infant siblings. Read full book review >

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SNEAKER CENTURY by Amber J. Keyser
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 1, 2015

"An illuminating and amusing look at a subject with much more history than one might expect. (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
A comprehensive look at the rise of sneakers in American culture. Read full book review >

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TYING THE KNOT by Amber J. Keyser
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 1, 2018

"An up-to-date if not in-depth introduction to a topic that has certainly affected many people's lives throughout the ages. (source notes, glossary, selected bibliography, further information, index) (Nonfiction. 13-16)"
Royal weddings, a campaign for toilets in India linked to marriage, and trash-the-dress photo shoots (a new U.S. custom) are introduced in this whirlwind tour of courtship, marriage, and divorce. Read full book review >

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POINTE, CLAW by Amber J. Keyser
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 1, 2017

"A novel that despite its flaws viscerally evokes struggles of modern teenagers in a brutally authentic manner. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Two teenage girls fight for their dreams and their sanity in this intense novel about the pressures society places on women to be perfect. Read full book review >

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THE V-WORD by Amber J. Keyser
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"Most valuable here is the explicit, intimate, and informative nature of each writer's words. (Collective memoir. 14-18)"
Seventeen women write about losing their virginity in this work of nonfiction. Read full book review >

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ONE BRAVE SUMMER by Kiersi Burkhart
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"A good book to hand out to horse-crazy kids. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A middle school girl reluctantly experiences the therapeutic power of horses during a summer at Quartz Creek Ranch. Read full book review >

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SOBER STICK FIGURE by Amber Tozer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2016

"The urgency and desperation of addiction told through crisp, biting sarcasm and self-deprecating humor."
A stand-up comedian reclaims her life after three decades of alcohol abuse. Read full book review >

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RABBIT by Patricia J. Williams
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 22, 2017

"Sassy, inspiring, and uplifting."
An African-American female comedian recounts how she escaped poverty and a life of crime to become a respected performer. Read full book review >

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SPEED OF LIGHT by Amber Kizer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"The conclusion to the series will draw a sigh—of relief. (Supernatural. 13 & up)"
The third time lacks all charm. Read full book review >

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WILDCAT FIREFLIES by Amber Kizer
FANTASY
Released: July 12, 2011

"Some of the day-to-day events may be hard to believe, but this is a book about angels and demons after all; fans will forgive. (Paranormal romance. 12-16)"
Adolescence is hard enough without having to save the world from death and destruction. Read full book review >

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AMONG THE GHOSTS by Amber Benson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 31, 2010

"Skip this one and the next one too. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Ghostly children, a long-dead inventor, a voracious monster (sort of), a motherless-but-plucky girl, a mysterious private school, clever chapter headings and arch authorial asides are all jumbled together to create something that winds up being less than the sum of its parts. Read full book review >