Search Results: "April Lindner"


BOOK REVIEW

LOVE, LUCY by April Lindner
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"A satisfying if predictable crowd pleaser. (Fiction. 13-17)"
A European summer flirtation blossoms into something more in this romance set in Italy and Pennsylvania. Read full book review >

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CATHERINE by April Lindner
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 2, 2013

"Not as emotionally engaging as readers might desire, but solid and well-told. (Fiction. 15 & up)"
After discovering that her mother, Catherine Eversole Price, had not died, as her father told her, but instead deserted the family and then disappeared, 17-year-old Chelsea Price goes on a quest to find out what happened to her. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Oct. 11, 2010

"Flashes of originality, wit and vivid imagery bring the story to life intermittently, but the distracting improbabilities pull readers out of the story again and again. (author's note) (Fiction. 15 & up)"
Retelling a classic as contemporary fiction is a tricky business, as demonstrated in this uneven rendering of Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre as chick lit. Read full book review >

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THE LESS-DEAD by April Lurie
FICTION
Released: Jan. 12, 2010

"At times the religious themes feel didactic, but when the author adds everything up, the results fall somewhere between a fun, campy, teen horror film and a better-than-average afterschool special. (Mystery. YA)"
When his new friend and two other gay homeless teens are murdered, Noah, a nearly burned-out musician with a penchant for partying and a radio evangelist for a dad, decides to investigate the case. Read full book review >

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DANCING IN THE STREETS OF BROOKLYN by April Lurie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 8, 2002

"A competent debut that captures the time and place. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Exploring the life and times of a 13-year-old girl living in Brooklyn near the end of WWII, first-time novelist Lurie offers a story about Judy Strand, daughter of Norwegian immigrants living in the Bay Ridge section. Read full book review >

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SOVEREIGN by April Daniels
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 25, 2017

"Daniels doesn't just perfectly 'queer the capes,' she delivers a book that's tightly packed with brilliantly rendered fights, nail-biting scenes of peril, emotional authenticity, and a perfect first kiss. (Science fiction. 12-adult)"
It's been nine months since the last Dreadnought was blown apart and he transferred the mantle—and the responsibilities—to teenager Danny Tozer, and she's already world-weary. Read full book review >

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ANGEL ANGEL by April Stevens
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"This is not flawless work—Bette's own personality is never quite clear enough, and the ending is strikingly neat—but it is an impressive and delightful debut."
Step aside, all you writers running on about the emptiness of small-town life. Read full book review >

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CLINICAL TRIAL by April Christofferson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

Name your favorite contemporary bio-issue (medical racism, inequity of health care, the dangers of clinical trials) or sociopolitical issue (leftovers from the Soviet bio-arsenal, mistreatment of Native Americans by the government and manipulation by industry, global corporate environmental Bhopalism). Christofferson (The Protocol, 1999, etc.) shoehorns them all into her latest. 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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NORTH OF MONTANA by April Smith
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 12, 1994

"Transcends all conventions. (First printing of 125,000; Literary Guild main selection)"
Smith comes out swinging and never lets up in her knockout debut novel. 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 >