Search Results: "Amy Herrick"


BOOK REVIEW

AT THE SIGN OF THE NAKED WAITER by Amy Herrick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 26, 1992

"Individual chapters of genuine charm and humane appeal just manage to stand out amid much cloying whimsy."
Herrick's oh-so-mannered debut novel features a heroine who witnesses the occasional supernatural manifestation while pondering the meaning of life on earth. Read full book review >

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THE TIME FETCH by Amy Herrick
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"Mostly fun for confirmed fantasy fans, and even their enthusiasm will be diluted by what feels less like narrative and more like lesson. (Fantasy. 12-14)"
A hodgepodge quartet of Brooklyn teens joins forces to defend against the unraveling of time. Read full book review >

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THE HAPPINESS CODE by Amy Herrick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 31, 2003

"Too long, too intricate, and finally too obvious: a nice plot that ends up tripping over itself."
First-novelist Herrick (stories: At the Sign of the Naked Waiter, 1992) offers a science tale about a genetically engineered baby. Read full book review >

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KIMBO'S MARBLE by Amy Herrick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 1993

"An old-fashioned Disney-style confection. (Young reader/Picture book. 6-9)"
In a kingdom where the palace looks like a sculpture of candy and pink ice cream, Princess Kimbo learns to value her little brother by saving him from a froglike troll. Read full book review >

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COLD SKIN by Steven Herrick
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2009

"Herrick's adroit use of multiple perspectives allows readers to understand the motivations of each character in what proves to be a taut and tender tale of courage and revenge. (Historical fiction. 14 & up)"
A teen confronts cowardice and first love in a rural Australian coal-mining town immediately after World War II, when he witnesses events surrounding the murder of his classmate. Read full book review >

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BY THE RIVER by Steven Herrick
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2006

"Beautifully told. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A teen reflects on his life in a quiet Australian town by the river in 1962. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WOLF by Steven Herrick
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2007

"The exotic Australian countryside adds a layer of interest to a story that seems to be universal in the minds of young adults. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Lucy Harding lives on the appropriately named Battle Farm, located in an isolated and inhospitable area of Australia. Read full book review >

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THE FORBIDDEN GARDEN by Ellen Herrick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2017

"Bewitching romance ripe for even more sequels."
The dead Shakespeare Garden on Graham Kirkwood's ancestral English estate may well be cursed, and a preternaturally gifted gardener from New England could be his last hope. Read full book review >

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YOUR KISSES ARE AS WICKED AS AN F-16
by Sarah Pitre

 

BOOK REPORT for Kissing Ted Callahan (And Other Guys) by Amy Spalding

Cover Story: Not So Punk Rock
BFF Charm: Yay!
Swoonworthy Scale: 6
Talky Talk: LOL
Bonus Factors: Best Guy Friend, I'm With the Band, LA
Relationship Status: My Plus One

 

Cover Story: Not So Punk Rock

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BOOK REVIEW

"Grandma, What Is A Soul?" by Karen E. Herrick
Released: Feb. 4, 2015

"A well-executed picture book detailing one path the soul could take."
Herrick (You're Not Finished Yet, 2011) offers an illustrated explanation of what happens when we die. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"'Outcast' middle-schoolers everywhere will recognize the situations depicted, and while some of them may seem heartbreaking at the time, this comic relief will add some much-needed perspective. (Graphic novel. 9-14)"
Seventh-graders Julie and Lydia return for their third funny, angst-ridden outing that navigates the perils of middle school. Read full book review >