Search Results: "Amy Reed"


BOOK REVIEW

INVINCIBLE by Amy Reed
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 28, 2015

"Offering a provocative spin on the typical teen-with-cancer plotline, Reed risks her protagonist's likability to explore the aftermath of life-altering second chances. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Evie, 17, bravely faces terminal illness along with her fellow teen sufferers, until fate intervenes; unlike Stella and Caleb, Evie miraculously recovers: "There has been a mistake. Or a miracle." Read full book review >

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BEAUTIFUL by Amy Reed
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 6, 2009

"A conclusion that seems implausibly optimistic, considering the life Cassie's recently led, slaps a bandage on an oozing sore. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Thirteen-year-old Cassie makes a snap decision to reinvent her nerdy, unpopular self when she moves to a new school district in Seattle. Read full book review >

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DAMAGED by Amy Reed
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Haunting, in more ways than one. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Efficient, practical Kinsey finds herself haunted after her best and only friend, Camille, dies in a car accident Kinsey survives. Read full book review >

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OVER YOU by Amy Reed
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 4, 2013

"Teen girls who have experienced similar friendships will find this resonates; other readers probably won't. (Fiction. 14-17)"
In Max and Sadie's friendship, wild Sadie is the one who has all the fun, while responsible Max deals with the consequences. Read full book review >

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CLEAN by Amy Reed
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 19, 2011

"The hard-hitting scenarios and abundance of white space make this a perfect suggestion for Ellen Hopkins fans. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
An affecting drama about five teenagers in an upscale rehab facility for drug addiction. Read full book review >

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UNFORGIVABLE by Amy Reed
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 3, 2016

"Fans of Invincible seeking fuller answers to the Marcus-Evie puzzle may forgive the soapy sections and enjoy its more measured, insightful writing and happy ending. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Marcus, anguished at his separation from Evie, shares his back story, including a dysfunctional family, deceased older brother, and a destructive "tornado" inside him that's "spinning out of control." Read full book review >

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THE NOWHERE GIRLS by Amy Reed
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Scandal, justice, romance, sex positivity, subversive anti-sexism—just try to put it down. (Fiction. 13-17)"
Enraged by unpunished sexual assaults and the unchallenged rape culture at their high school, three new friends resolve to take action. Read full book review >

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SWEET COMPETITION by Liz Reed
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Bit of a sticky mess.(Picture book. 3-5)"
A linked pair of cherries is the star of this fable with a familiar theme: cooperation is better than competition. Read full book review >

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FADING AMBER by Jaime Reed
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"The last act rewards patient readers, but the rest probably should have been condensed. (preview chapters from earlier books in the series) (Paranormal romance. 13-17)"
Pacing problems hamper the third installment of the Cambion Chronicles. Read full book review >

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THE CHOICE by Barry Reed
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"Eat your heart out, Perry Mason."
Francis X. Galvin, the down-at-the-heels lawyer who so memorably took on the establishment in The Verdict (1980), has become part of the establishment now: he's about to land a partnership in a top Boston firm when fledgling attorney Antonia Alvarez asks him to help prosecute a suit against Gammett Industries, whose miracle drug for heart disease, Lyosin, has produced birth defects in the children of her Portuguese clients. Read full book review >

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LITTLE SISTERS OF THE APOCALYPSE by Kit Reed
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Though it seems intended as a bonk-you-over-the-head novel of ideas, it ends simply as a touching tribute to the author's mother, a bittersweet space-age tale on the nature of women and loss."
From Reed (Thief of Lives, 1992, etc.) a story on two levels- -one far from real life, and one (we can only assume) directly connected to the author's heart. Read full book review >