Search Results: "Anne-Laure Bondoux"


BOOK REVIEW

THE DESTINY OF LINUS HOPPE by Anne-Laure Bondoux
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2005

"Not fleshed out, but elegant and enjoyable. (Science fiction. 10-12)"
Bondoux offers a spare and engaging tale about three teenagers on the verge of their destinies in a future dystopia. Read full book review >

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THE KILLER’S TEARS by Anne-Laure Bondoux
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 14, 2006

"A lovely story for the right audience. (Fiction. YA)"
This poignant, lyrical story tells of an adult's discovery of love more than of a child's growth. Read full book review >

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LIFE AS IT COMES by Anne-Laure Bondoux
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 13, 2007

"Sincere and believable. (Fiction. YA)"
Like most 15-year-olds, Mado is stressed about exams, but unlike her peers, Mado knows that poor grades will signal to the family-court judge that her 20-year-old sister and only living relative isn't capable of caring for her. Read full book review >

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THE SECOND LIFE OF LINUS HOPPE by Anne-Laure Bondoux
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2005

In this leaden sequel to The Destiny of Linus Hoppe (April 15, 2005), the young Parisian rebel suffers the consequences of cheating on the compulsory test given to all teenagers in his near-future society. Read full book review >

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THE PRINCETTA by Anne-Laure Bondoux
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"Plodding and unsatisfying. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Fifteen-year-old Malva, Princetta of Galnicia, has been educated by the Archont to chafe against the constraints of her position, and escapes her parents, the Coronado and Coronada, on the eve of her wedding. Read full book review >

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VASCO, LEADER OF THE TRIBE by Anne-Laure Bondoux
ADVENTURE
Released: Nov. 13, 2007

"Bondoux's placid, factual style makes for a dull read, but readers who persist will find a lingering tenderness. (Fantasy. 8-11)"
Stale writing impedes this tale of a rat's quest for a home. Read full book review >

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A TIME OF MIRACLES by Anne-Laure Bondoux
ADVENTURE
Released: Nov. 9, 2010

"A beautifully cadenced tribute to maternal love and the power of stories amid contemporary political chaos. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
A refugee boy and his mother flee Georgia in 1989 and travel alone through the Caucasus for eight years to reach France. Read full book review >

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THIS RAGING LIGHT by Estelle Laure
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Dec. 22, 2015

"A heartbreakingly hopeful, lyrically told exploration of the abandoned children-selfish parents trope. (Fiction. 12-18)"
When a teen is left on her own to care for herself and her sister, the most inconvenient thing possible happens: she falls in love. Read full book review >

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THE GRACES by Laure Eve
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Powerful. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
A teenage girl becomes obsessed with a family of reputed witches in this British author's North American debut. Read full book review >

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BUT THEN I CAME BACK by Estelle Laure
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 4, 2017

"Rendered with insight and compassion, Eden's struggles to make peace with the human condition add up to a riveting coming-of-age story. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Nursing a seriously bruised ego, out of sync with friends and family, Eden slipped, hit her head, and plunged into the icy river; in the coma that follows, she's approached by a strange girl whose urgent message she's unable to hear. Read full book review >

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CHAMPAGNE BABY by Laure Dugas
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 3, 2016

"A Frenchwoman entertainingly reflects on what she learned about herself, her family's wine business, and wines in general while living in the U.S."
How one Frenchwoman's stint in New York City helped her find her roots. Read full book review >