Search Results: "Beth Goobie"


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THE PAIN EATER by Beth Goobie
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 7, 2017

"Powerfully written, this is not just a story about trauma, but also one of healing. (Fiction. 13-18)"
A thoughtful and sensitive handling of a difficult topic. Read full book review >

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BORN UGLY by Beth Goobie
CLASSICS
Released: Sept. 15, 2011

"Working-class, alcoholic Shir is no swan in ugly-duckling disguise, but despite the rotten hand life's dealt her, she's got heart and courage and a stubborn refusal to give up that will keep readers rooting for her. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
This taut thriller showcases the award-winning Canadian author's gift for creating memorable teen characters who confront tough issues alone—in this case, teen bullying, portrayed in gritty, claustrophobic detail by its victim. Read full book review >

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BIG FAT DISASTER by Beth Fehlbaum
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 18, 2014

"Colby's experiences, while extreme, ring true, and the fast pace, lively and profane dialogue, and timely topic make it a quick and enjoyable read. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Colby's life as the heavy daughter of a disapproving former Miss Texas beauty queen is difficult enough, but it gets worse very quickly once she discovers a photo of her politician father kissing another woman. Read full book review >

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PACK OF DORKS by Beth Vrabel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Lucy's perfectly feisty narration, the emotionally resonant situations and the importance of the topic all elevate this effort well above the pack. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Debut author Vrabel takes three knotty, seemingly disparate problems—bullying, the plight of wolves and coping with disability—and with tact and grace knits them into an engrossing whole of despair and redemption. Read full book review >

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STARRING JULES (AS HERSELF) by Beth Ain
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Though not as distinctive as Clementine, Jules eventually settles, becoming a vulnerable and likable heroine. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Seven-year-old Jules has been asked to audition for a television commercial. But she needs help. Will she turn to her know-it-all ex-best friend for it? Read full book review >

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GETTING SOMEWHERE by Beth Neff
Released: Jan. 19, 2012

"A story that fades before it can ever find its stride. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Four girls facing time behind bars choose to spend their incarceration on an experimental group farm in the middle of nowhere. Read full book review >

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THE KISSING BOOTH by Beth Reekles
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 14, 2013

"Lacking in everything but length. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Sixteen and never-been-kissed Elle is unprepared for the fallout from her brief stint working in a kissing booth. Read full book review >

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HOUSE OF DANCE by Beth Kephart
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 1, 2008

"This is a beautifully told yet very quiet, small story. (Fiction. YA)"
In the summer of her 15th year, Rosie Keith shakily prepares for the death of her beloved Granddad. Read full book review >

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DANGEROUS NEIGHBORS by Beth Kephart
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 24, 2010

"While this may not jar all readers, teens with an eye toward historical detail will likely take notice. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
A young woman is lost in grief following the death of her twin sister in this tender, quiet work of historical fiction. Read full book review >

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AUGUST HEAT by Beth Lordan
Released: June 7, 1989

Small-town life proves as oppressive as the heat and humidity in this unusual first novel with its deliberate biblical echoes and Faulknerian strains. Read full book review >

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THIS IS THE STORY OF YOU by Beth Kephart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2016

"A masterful exploration of nature's power to shake human foundations, literal and figurative. (Fiction. 12-18)"
The devastating superstorm arrives without warning at night, destroying the bridge connecting Haven, a New Jersey barrier island, to the mainland and isolating residents from one another; with her mother and fragile little brother on the other side, Mira Banul, 17, must cope alone. Read full book review >