Search Results: "Ann Peters"


BOOK REVIEW

LIES MY GIRLFRIEND TOLD ME by Julie Ann Peters
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 23, 2014

"Enjoyable as a romance but lacking in substance. (Fiction. 14-18)"
After her new girlfriend dies unexpectedly, Alix discovers that the relationship was not all she had thought. Read full book review >

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HOUSE HOLD by Ann Peters
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 8, 2014

"Nostalgia is a complicated version of love, Peters reveals in this elegiac memoir, which can threaten to fade the vivid present to a sepia-toned past."
Recollections of place evoke ghosts, shadows and nostalgia. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 5, 2010

"Includes a discussion guide and resources on suicide and bullying. (Fiction. YA)"
Daelyn will commit suicide in 23 days. Read full book review >

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LET'S NOT DO THE TIME WARP AGAIN
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for The Here and Now by Ann Brashares

Cover Story: I Weep for the Big Faced Future
BFF Charm: Meh
Swoonworthy Scale: 4
Talky Talk: Show and Tell and Tell and Tell
Bonus Factors: Time Travel, The Future
Relationship Status: Hot and (Mostly) Cold

Cover Story: I Weep for the Big Faced Future

I don’t even know ...


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HERE A TROPE, THERE A TROPE
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for The Queen of Bright and Shiny Things by Ann Aguirre

Cover Story: Truth in Advertising

BFF Charm: Maybe

Swoonworthy Scale: 6

Talky Talk: The Queen of Dark and Stormy Secrets

Bonus Factor: Mysterious Loner Dude

Anti-Bonus Factor: Dark Secret

Relationship Status: One Date Wonder

 

Cover Story: Truth in Advertising

The cover is a nice callback to ...


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INTERCONTINENTAL LOVE SONG
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for The Carnival at Bray by Jessie Ann Foley

Cover Story: Montell Jordan

BFF Charm: Heck Yes!

Swoonworthy Scale: 8

Talky Talk: Straight Up With a Twist

Bonus Factors: Grunge, Ireland

Relationship Status: First Love

 

Cover Story:  Montell Jordan

This is a pretty clever cover—a denim patch in the shape of Ireland is safety pinned to a ...


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BETH ANN FENNELLY
by Rachel Sugar

Beth Ann Fennelly’s latest collection defies easy categorization. It is not poetry, though it is like poetry, and not essays, though it bears strong similarities, and it is likewise not fiction, though the pieces are as driven as short stories. “Micro-memoirs,” she calls them; flash-autobiography, prose snapshots as compressed as poems. Some a handful of pages, some ...


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SPRING CLEANING, AWESOME READING
by Bobbi Dumas

Are you a Spring Cleaner? Is this the time you go through closets and boxes, wash windows and pack away clothes?

The weather in Wisconsin has been a little erratic the past couple of months, so I’m hesitant to put away any warm clothes just yet. However my awesome husband has had some time off this month and has decided ...


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BOOK REVIEW

STRANGE CREATURES by David Peters
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 1992

"Index. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
A gallery of bizarre denizens, past and present, with vibrantly colorful illustrations and intriguing facts. Read full book review >

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THE POTTER'S FIELD by Ellis Peters
Released: Dec. 3, 1990

Wise, wily Brother Cadfael, herbalist and supersleuth of the 12th-century Benedictine Abbey at Shrewsbury, is once again faced with an unsettling puzzle. Read full book review >

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SUMMER OF THE DRAGON by Elizabeth Peters
Released: April 1, 1979

"So it's a mixed bag—a honey of a heroine, a turkey of a plot."
Depend on Peters (Street of the Five Moons, etc.) to come up with another no-nonsense, real-person heroine—meet pleasingly plump anthropologist D.J. Abbott. Read full book review >

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RISING FROM THE RUINS by Daniel Peters
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1995

"Even the archeology is ho-hum."
A somewhat self-indulgent and contrived mid-life crisis set at a pre-Colombian dig allows novelist and amateur archeologist Peters (The Incas, 1991, etc.) to engage in some historical speculation while strutting his stuff. Read full book review >