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 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 >

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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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TEACH ME TIGER! by April Stevens
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 18, 2013

"An upbeat memoir from a sultry songstress of the baby boomer era."
Grammy Award winner and debut memoirist Stevens recounts the evolution of her pop singing career and personal life. Read full book review >

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HOME SWEET HOME by April Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"A tragedy built on accumulating misunderstandings between people of different political persuasions should be riveting in this political season, but flat prose and a self-righteous tone make for a dreary read."
In 1950, an idealistic New York couple and their two kids resettle on a cattle ranch in South Dakota only to find their initial success undermined and destroyed by right-wing fanatics in a novel based loosely on the actual case of a family victimized by anti-Communist hysteria in Okanogan, Washington, during the McCarthy era. Read full book review >

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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 >

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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 >