Search Results: "Brigid Lowry"


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FOLLOW THE BLUE by Brigid Lowry
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2004

"A fun read from down under. (Fiction. 12+)"
Struggling under an eccentric mother and a father suffering from a mental breakdown, Bec assumes that her 15th summer will be more of the same. Read full book review >

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GUITAR HIGHWAY ROSE by Brigid Lowry
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 15, 2003

"Lowry's Australian lingo, lyrical descriptions, likable characters, and creative format are sure to be an instant hit with teens. (Fiction. YA)"
Multiple narrators and diverse narrative forms, including stream of consciousness, lists, and excerpts from Living with Teenagers, all tell the engaging story of Australian 15-year-olds Rosie and Asher. Read full book review >

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THINGS YOU EITHER HATE OR LOVE by Brigid Lowry
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 15, 2006

"Cherie Whytock or Sue Limb fans will enjoy this latest addition to the ever-growing number of chick-lit offerings for teen girls. (Fiction. YA)"
Weight-conscious Georgia is the Australian, 15-year-old equivalent of England's Bridget Jones. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 2010

"Though the author doesn't do enough to exhort young writers to be readers, she offers a healthy sampling of writing ideas useful to motivated students and their teachers. (Nonfiction. 12 & up)"
Lowry offers both inspiration and technical help in this upbeat guide for young writers. Read full book review >

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LOIS LOWRY by Lois Markham
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"She stuck with it, and the rest is historyand two Newbery medals. (b&w photographs, notes, chronology) (Biography. 10-14)"
Any institution needing works for those writing about authors will find this first installment of the Meet the Author series a serviceable title. Read full book review >

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THE SUN AND OTHER STARS by Brigid Pasulka
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Pasulka scores a refreshing success with her affectionate portrait of a small-town community and her fresh angle on an aching heart."
On the Italian Riviera, a wounded young man rediscovers his appetite for life through the intervention of a fugitive soccer celebrity, in the heartwarming second novel from award-winning writer Pasulka. Read full book review >

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SPARK by Brigid Kemmerer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"For more discerning fans of the genre and those who enjoyed the previous title. (Paranormal romance. 11-15)"
Enjoyable and as illogical as is dictated by paranormal-romance conventions, round two of The Elemental Series is set apart by its focus on the viewpoint of the guy. Read full book review >

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FOX TAILS by Amy Lowry
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Four fable favorites cleverly repackaged. (author's note, morals) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Four of Aesop's familiar fables feature wily fox shamelessly tricking his fellow creatures, followed by their gleeful retaliation, strung together in one continuous if episodic narrative. Read full book review >

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THICKER THAN WATER by Brigid Kemmerer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Dec. 29, 2015

"An engrossing page-turner that bites off a bit more than it can chew. (Paranormal thriller. 14-18)"
A lonely teen is the only suspect in his mother's murder. Read full book review >

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PACKING UP by Brigid Keenan
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"Intimate, funny and keenly observed."
A British memoirist continues the engaging story she began in her best-selling book, Diplomatic Baggage (2005), about her late-midlife experiences as the wife of a career diplomat. Read full book review >

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SPIRIT by Brigid Kemmerer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 1, 2013

"For dedicated series fans only. (Paranormal romance. 12-18)"
The third in the Elemental series largely turns from the charismatic Merricks to the problems of Hunter, a spirit elemental who was introduced in the first title, Storm (2012). Read full book review >

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LETTERS TO THE LOST by Brigid Kemmerer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 4, 2017

"Lacks any real substance. (Fiction. 13-17)"
Kemmerer's dual-narrative romance ponders the path of fate versus blazing one's own trail. Read full book review >