Search Results: "April Henry"


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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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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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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 >

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LEARNING TO FLY by April Henry
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 20, 2002

"A nice change of pace from Henry's Claire Montrose series (Heart-Shaped Box, 2001, etc.)."
The 52-car chain-reaction pile-up that leaves Free Meeker's hitchhiking passenger Lydia dead and a young lad named Jamie screaming for his Nike bag but dying before Free can find it and bring it to him opens up fabulous possibilities for the nose-ringed, head-shaved, pregnant, and unwed Free. Read full book review >

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SQUARE IN THE FACE by April Henry
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 10, 2000

"As for the vanity tags: Unless you're a puzzle freak, they're probably 2QT4U—or 4NE1LS."
Since coming into a fortune, Claire Montrose (Circles of Confusion, p. 26) has left her job at the Specialty Plates bureau of Oregon's Motor Vehicles Division, and she thinks her sleuthing activities have ended too. Read full book review >

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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 >