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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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LA BELLA VITA (SORT OF)
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for Love, Lucy by April Lindner

Cover Story: That's Amore
BFF Charm: Roger Murtaugh
Swoonworthy Scale:
 4
Talky Talk: Easy Breezy, Mostly
Bonus Factors:
 Italy, Roman Holiday, Tasty Business, College
Relationship Status: Haven't We Already Matched Before?

 

Cover Story: That's Amore

WHOA WHOA WHOA—a YA romance without a kissyface cover!? And one ...


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BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

A STAR FOR MRS. BLAKE by April Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"While the line-by-line writing is engaging, this take on historic events is made shallow by broad brush strokes and lots of heartstring pulling."
During the early 1930s, the U.S. government arranged for grieving "Gold Star Mothers" to visit the French burial sites of their sons killed during World War I. This historical fiction by mystery author Smith (White Shotgun, 2011, etc.) concerns a woman named Cora Blake and her travel companions. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BE THE ONE by April Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 2, 2000

"Smith certainly knows baseball, and she's created a full-dimensioned, interesting character in Cassidy. In the end, though, despite her breezy, almost screenplay-like style, the story falls disappointingly flat."
The author of North of Montana (1994) uses the world of baseball, as seen through the eyes of a female scout whose career depends on finding hidden talent for the Los Angeles Dodgers organization, as the backdrop for this mystery thriller. Read full book review >