Search Results: "April Henry"


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SHOCK POINT by April Henry
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"A potboiler that may appeal to a wide range of young readers and could be useful for reluctant readers. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Almost 16, Cassie hates her new psychiatrist stepfather, Rick, in this over-the-top thriller. Read full book review >

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BURIED DIAMONDS by April Henry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 8, 2003

"Readers unfamiliar with Claire's past job in Oregon's Specialty Plates bureau will wonder why each chapter begins with a cute vanity license plate so gratingly at odds with the somber mood."
A diamond turns out to be both more and less than a girl's best friend. Read full book review >

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HEART-SHAPED BOX by April Henry
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 3, 2001

"And that although Claire has left her job issuing specialty license plates, vanity tags still end each chapter and are deciphered in an appendix."
The third outing for 37-year-old Claire Montrose (Square in the Face, 2000, etc.) finds her with newly frosted hair and a dishy long-distance beau, Dante Bonner, with a high-status job (curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art) who has promised to fly in for the 20th reunion of Oregon's Minor High School. Read full book review >

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CIRCLES OF CONFUSION by April Henry
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Even the ubiquitous license-plate puns ('H2OUUP2,' 'FX108') are translated in a kindly appendix."
Claire Montrose is slowly withering on the vine of the Oregon Motor Vehicle Division's Custom Plate Department when her reclusive great-aunt Cady, whom she hasn't seen in 20 years, dies and leaves her entire estate to Claire. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 1, 1990

Whatever this pedestrian text may be, it's not the eyewitness testimony of a significant player in the cautionary drama of Drexel Burnham. Read full book review >

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THE GIRL I USED TO BE by April Henry
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 3, 2016

"A solid thriller. (Mystery. 12-18)"
Olivia's father murdered her mother when Olivia was 3 and then vanished, throwing Olivia into a series of foster homes until she achieves early emancipation at age 17. Read full book review >

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BLOOD WILL TELL by April Henry
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 16, 2015

"A sturdy if formulaic mystery. (Mystery. 12-16)"
A teenage sleuth becomes the prime suspect in a heinous murder case in Portland, Oregon. Read full book review >

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THE GIRL WHO WAS SUPPOSED TO DIE by April Henry
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 11, 2013

"An adrenaline rush for reluctant readers. (Thriller. 14 & up)"
The only thing Cady knows for sure is that someone wants to kill her. Read full book review >

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GIRL, STOLEN by April Henry
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Constantly interesting and suspenseful. (Thriller. 12 & up)"
This can't-put-it-down crime thriller unfolds through the viewpoints of both victim and criminal. Read full book review >

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TORCHED by April Henry
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2009

Sixteen-year-old Ellie is caught between two evils in this eco-terrorism thriller. Read full book review >

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COUNT ALL HER BONES by April Henry
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 2, 2017

"Readers will be rooting for Cheyenne and Griffin from the edges of their seats. (Thriller. 12-18)"
The story of Cheyenne and Griffin continues in this sequel to Girl, Stolen (2010). Read full book review >

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THE NIGHT SHE DISAPPEARED by April Henry
Released: April 10, 2012

"Unexceptional but solid. (Mystery. 12 & up)"
When a popular high-school girl disappears while delivering pizza at her part-time job, her two fellow employees and classmates try to figure out what happened. Read full book review >