Search Results: "C.K. Kelly Martin"


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THE LIGHTER SIDE OF LIFE AND DEATH by C.K. Kelly Martin
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 2, 2010

"For a summer novel focusing on love and lust, this barely causes the temperature to rise. (Fiction. YA)"
Sixteen-year-old Mason Rice has just lost his virginity and his best friends after a winning night of basketball and parties. Read full book review >

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ONE LONELY DEGREE by C.K. Kelly Martin
Released: May 26, 2009

"The perfect temperature for a summer read or a cool discussion, and an outstanding second novel. (Fiction. YA)"
Finn's family is falling apart at the same time she's falling for her best friend's boyfriend. Read full book review >

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YESTERDAY by C.K. Kelly Martin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 25, 2012

"Fans of the Smiths, Depeche Mode, Scritti Politti—this one's for you. (Dystopian romance. 12 & up)"
A vivid infusion of 1980s culture gives this near-future dystopia an offbeat, Philip K. Dick aura. Read full book review >

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I KNOW IT’S OVER by C.K. Kelly Martin
Released: Sept. 23, 2008

"Rich characters and honest interactions set Martin's debut novel apart, and readers will look forward to whatever gestates next. (Fiction. YA)"
One relationship ends, another begins. Read full book review >

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DELICATE by C.K. Kelly Martin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 14, 2016

"Thoughtful and honest. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Second cousins Ivy and Lucan re-encounter each other years after a falling out between their moms and find solace as they both deal with their respective relationship and family issues. Read full book review >

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MY BEATING TEENAGE HEART by C.K. Kelly Martin
FICTION
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"Beats only with a dull pulse. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
A teenage ghost seeks to help a grief-stricken living boy. Read full book review >

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IMPERIAL KELLY by Peter Bowen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"Kelly's ribald adventures can usually wear down the resistance of even the most cynical reader as history is revised with a vengeance."
Charming, wily Luther Kelly (Kelly Blue, 1991, etc.) follows orders from a blackmailing Theodore Roosevelt—orders that will take him around the world via Cuba, South Africa, and the Philippines. Read full book review >

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KELLY + VICTOR by Niall Griffiths
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 15, 2004

"Modern romance? More like an exorcism of writerly boredom."
The fourth from Welsh author Griffiths (Sheepshagger, 2002, etc.) gives vent to wasted urban youth via sadistic sex and feisty vernacular. Read full book review >

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KELLY BLUE by Peter Bowen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1991

"Very, very funny, and because the Indians are people who make jokes and war rather than saints who make epic movies, their fate is genuinely bitter."
The amusing adventures of Luther ``Yellowstone'' Kelly continue (Yellowstone Kelly-not reviewed), bringing him a Native American marriage and pitting him against a Native American church. Read full book review >

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KELLY PARK by Jean Stubbs
Released: July 21, 1992

"A minor disappointment from an accomplished writer."
Stubbs follows her excellent, complex Light in Summer (1991) with this less successful tale of a female chef who transforms a crumbling English villa into a prosperous country inn—wherein the heroine's motives remain less than clear and the plot surprisingly predictable and trite. Read full book review >

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KELLY IN THE MIRROR by Martha M. Vertreace
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1993

"Still, the author makes a good debut with her nicely honed text and realistic dialogue; her depiction of this affectionate African-American family is warm and wholesome, while Speidel's richly toned impressionistic pastels are full of good humor. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Not realizing how much Kelly worries because she isn't included in their comparisons, her family talks constantly about how much Bryan looks like Daddy and Erin looks like Mamma. Read full book review >

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KELLY 'N' ME by Myron Levoy
FICTION
Released: Oct. 30, 1992

"As in Levoy's Alan and Naomi (1977) and A Shadow Like a Leopard (1981), the plot is relatively simple; but the complex characters and powerfully drawn setting command attention. (Fiction. 12+)"
Two Manhattan teenagers in a bittersweet summer romance: Anthony finds that his mother, a narcissistic over-the-hill actress, has become too dependent on both alcohol and her son since his father left for L.A. and another woman; Kelly is rebelling against her parents' Fifth Avenue lifestyle and the frenetic trendiness of her former crowd by masquerading as a janitor's daughter and using her parents' credit cards to provide handouts for street people. Read full book review >