Search Results: "Amy Kathleen Ryan"


BOOK REVIEW

SPARK by Amy Kathleen Ryan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 17, 2012

"Readers hungry for the next installment will have plenty to ponder in the meantime. (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
The sequel to Glow (2011) delivers a page-turning plot while delving deeper into questions of leadership, trauma and violence. Read full book review >

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SHADOW FALLS by Amy Kathleen Ryan
ANIMALS
Released: June 14, 2005

"Ryan describes the wilderness surrounding Jackson in loving detail, grounding this rich and rewarding narrative in a spectacular place. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Spending summer as usual with her grandfather in Wyoming's Grand Tetons, 15-year-old Annie McGraw finds memories of her adored older brother, Cody, everywhere, including in the handsome but angry brother of her unhappy baby-sitting charge, Zachary. Read full book review >

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FLAME by Amy Kathleen Ryan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Detailed and gripping, with a thorough and satisfying resolution. (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
When this meaty, harrowing conclusion to the Sky Chasers series opens, the inhabitants of the vessel Empyrean are fleeing their destroyed spacecraft to join their former enemies on board the New Horizon. Read full book review >

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ZEN & XANDER UNDONE by Amy Kathleen Ryan
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 2010

"Zen's frank narration—full of longing and hard-won insight—draws readers in and won't let go. (Fiction. YA)"
Before Zen and Xander's mom Marie died, she Made Important Arrangements. Read full book review >

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GLOW by Amy Kathleen Ryan
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"Desire to find out which of the proactive characters' bold moves end in disaster will leave readers clamoring for the next installment of this space saga. (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
When preserving the human species through deep-space colonization, fertility is both currency and curse. Read full book review >

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VIBES by Amy Kathleen Ryan
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 6, 2008

"Readers will probably ignore this in favor of the snappy dialogue and ultimately happy ending. (Fiction. YA)"
Psychic Kristi learns that people aren't always the sum of their thoughts. Read full book review >

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AMY by Mary Hooper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"But the near-universal obsession with chat will nevertheless make this an easy sell, and readers will enjoy this vicarious brush with danger. (Fiction. 11-15)"
A cautionary tale from Britain about love on the Internet demonstrates the influence of online chat on teenage girls on both sides of the Atlantic. Read full book review >

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Krazy Kathleen by William Tellem
Released: Feb. 10, 2016

"A lighthearted ode to books featuring eye-catching, funny pictures of an eccentric character."
A children's librarian who keeps everything in seemingly random piles teaches local residents a lesson in this tale by Tellem (Zen the Zebra, 2015, etc.), featuring illustrations by Coules. Read full book review >

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RYAN WHITE by Ryan White
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 1991

"Illustrated with photos. (Biography. 12+)"
Written with a producer of a TV special about Ryan White, this freewheeling account captures what endeared him to so many. Read full book review >