Search Results: "April Kelly"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 18, 2012

"Uneven pacing can't drag down good camaraderie and snappy humor."
The shooting of a superstar actor turns out to have all the intrigue of one of Hollywood's big-budget blockbusters. Read full book review >

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WINGED by April Kelly
Released: Oct. 12, 2011

"Fasten your seatbelt for an enjoyable flight of fancy told in a confessional voice by likable people."
When Angel is born with tiny flaps perched on her shoulder blades, her unwed teen mother ignores medical advice to surgically remove them—and the result of this decision brings unexpected glory and grief to mother and daughter and those that they love. Read full book review >

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Valentine's Day by April Kelly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 16, 2015

"Detective fiction that's packed with genuinely likable characters who join forces in surprising ways."
An inexperienced detective battles evil politicians, corrupt cops, and ruthless gangsters in this light look at the dark side of sunny California. Read full book review >

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MURDER: TAKE TWO by April Kelly
Released: April 18, 2012

"A little too much going on, but still manages to be tight and sharp-witted."
Two private investigators take on a homicidal illusionist, but what the detectives don't know about each other is just as dangerous as the magician's man-eating tigers. Read full book review >

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THE SLOWEST BOOK EVER by April Pulley Sayre
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2016

"Anecdotal, loopily organized, but engaging. And chewy! (glossary, acknowledgments, endnotes with resources, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Sayre beckons kids to investigate and ruminate on slow-moving animals, slow-growing plants, slow motion, and plenty more.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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THE LATENT POWERS OF DYLAN FONTAINE by April Lurie
FICTION
Released: May 13, 2008

"Nevertheless, Lurie has created a well-paced story about a teen guy who shoulders responsibility while becoming his own person. (Fiction. YA)"
Following his arrest for shoplifting, 15-year-old Dylan Fontaine figures out jail is not for him. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 1, 1999

"The realistic drawing style and the use of saturated color on an otherwise black-and-white page are an arresting combination. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Deliberately constructed, Wilson's wordless picture book makes an adroit and whimsical artistic statement and invites audience participation. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 1992

"Index. (Biography. 9-11)"
The latest biography of explosive sprinter Joyner features memorable childhood anecdotes (young FloJo liked to chase jack rabbits in the Mojave Desert), large, bright color photos, and dramatic, technically illuminating accounts of her major races: ``Don't start too fast...She rounded the bend. 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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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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COLLEGE IS FOR SUCKERS by April Norhanian
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 10, 2009

"For high school students or parents dubious about the merits of higher education."
A punchy manifesto on the evils of higher education by former college recruiter Norhanian. Read full book review >