Search Results: "Angie Smibert"


BOOK REVIEW

MEMENTO NORA by Angie Smibert
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2011

"Not bad for reluctant readers, but Cory Doctorow's Little Brother (2008) tells a similar story so much better. (Dystopia. YA)"
"I'm about to forget everything I'm going to tell you," declares preppy 15-year-old Nora James in her opening therapeutic statement at the local Detention Center. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FAT ANGIE by e.E. Charlton-Trujillo
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 12, 2013

"Creative prose and sharp interactions, marred only by some stereotyping; a fresh read nevertheless. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Entrancingly eccentric prose, a protagonist "jam-packed with awkward" and a military sister missing in action coalesce into a memorable romance that's rockier than might be expected—and more realistic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANGIE, I SAYS by Avra Wing
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 1991

"Wing's strength is her observation of the tooth-and-claw infighting of family life; clearly she has talent, but it badly needs room to breathe."
Some first novels are so indebted to their influences that they cannot help but read like tributes to the Master, and here's a case in point: this first-person narrative about a mother-to-be dealing with an unexpected pregnancy is school of J.D. Salinger, all the way. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A Mother's Story: Angie Doesn't Live Here Anymore by Maggie C. Romero
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 18, 2016

"An often poignant recollection that details the demon of addictive behavior."
A retired English teacher's debut memoir of addiction and codependence. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IN MY HOME by Angie Sage
by Angie Sage, illustrated by Angie Sage
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"In the Touch-and-Slide Puzzlers series, this is a fun, durable book. (Board book. 1-4)"
In My Home ($6.99; Jan. 1997; 6 pp.; 0-8037-2140-4): Parents and daycare providers will rejoice at this book of three picture- puzzles whose pieces are a permanent part of page. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HATE U GIVE by Angie Thomas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"This story is necessary. This story is important. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter is a black girl and an expert at navigating the two worlds she exists in: one at Garden Heights, her black neighborhood, and the other at Williamson Prep, her suburban, mostly white high school. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STARCHASER by Angie Sage
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"A delightful ending to a Magykal ride. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Alice TodHunter Moon, apprentice to ExtraOrdinary Wizard Septimus Heap, sets off in search of an ancient object that she hopes will reverse the terrible UnRaveling that threatens to destroy the castle and with it all Magyk. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EVERLASTING by Angie Frazier
ADVENTURE
Released: June 1, 2010

"However, Camille is a nicely realized character—vulnerable yet determined—and the supernatural elements wrapped up in her background are a pleasantly chilling touch. (Historical fantasy. 12-18)"
In 1855, the daughter of a well-to-do San Francisco merchant embarks on one final sea voyage with her father before she is to be married. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOLEDAD by Angie Cruz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 18, 2001

"Not even a last-minute death and the tension of ambiguities—what is Flaca's real name? who is Soledad's real father?—are enough to redeem this unambitious first effort."
A choppy debut from young activist and teacher Cruz attempts to record the Dominican experience in New York City. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WAKING IN TIME by Angie Stanton
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2017

"Without sparks to sustain it, the story fizzles. (Science fiction. 14-16)"
She's going back in time; he's going forward; they meet in 1961. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SANDRIDER by Angie Sage
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"A fully satisfying—some might say ExtraOrdinary—sequel. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Alice TodHunter Moon, Apprentice to the ExtraOrdinary Wizard Septimus Heap, will need both her Magykal and PathFinding abilities to retrieve a lost Orm Egg from the evil sorcerer Oraton-Marr before it hatches.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WAY TO SOMEWHERE by Angie Day
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2002

"Less a coming-of-ager than a wandering tale that somehow misses its mark."
A likable, though conventional, first novel traces the growing pains of a tall girl from Texas. Read full book review >