Search Results: "Carla Jablonski"


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THICKER THAN WATER by Carla Jablonski
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Under all this, Jablonski deals with serious issues, including the search for reality, awakening sexuality and how teenagers' perceptions of those around them impact their life choices. (Fiction. YA)"
Kia's life is not a fairy tale. Read full book review >

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SILENT ECHOES by Carla Jablonski
FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"But the plot moves along quickly and will likely grab the attention of young teens. (Fantasy. 12-15)"
Jablonski is in familiar territory in this pseudo time-travel/feminist treatise. Read full book review >

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DEFIANCE by Carla Jablonski
FICTION
Released: July 19, 2011

"A crisp, edge-of-your seat historical tale. (Historical graphic fiction. 12 & up)"
A sharp follow-up to Resistance (2010) takes place one year after French teenager Paul Tessier joined the Resistance and helped his Jewish friend Henri escape the Nazis. Read full book review >

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RESISTANCE by Carla Jablonski
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2010

"An honorable attempt to illuminate the realities of life during war. (Graphic historical fiction. 12 & up)"
Vichy, 1942: French teenager Paul Tessier, an artist never far from his drawing pad, assumes charge of his family after his father is taken prisoner by German troops. Read full book review >

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LARS AND FRIENDS by Carla Susanto
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 15, 2014

"The app's shining features never overwhelm the simplicity of Lars' story or the nicely executed idea at its heart. (iPad storybook app. 3-8)"
A red horse spends a day with groups of other animals in this simple story with a clever learning hook. Read full book review >

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THE HOUSE OF REAL LOVE by Carla Tomasco
Released: June 25, 1992

"Some elements of promise, but not many."
A would-be comic tale from first-novelist Tomasco—about a cheating lesbian lover. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 21, 1994

"Norton's often humorless style of reporting less visceral events is likely to have readers looking elsewhere in boredom, rather than looking away in horror."
Readers will sentence investigative journalist Norton's (Perfect Victim, not reviewed) dull true-crime tale to life on the shelf, without parole. Read full book review >

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THE DEEPEST SECRET by Carla Buckley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Despite its high concept, the plot never rises to a temperature above lukewarm."
Yes, everybody has secrets in Buckley's third novel (Invisible, 2012, etc.), about an Ohio woman who will go to any lengths to protect her impaired son, but some secrets are uglier than others. Read full book review >

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IF THE OCEANS WERE INK by Carla Power
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 7, 2015

"Intelligent and exceptionally informative."
An award-winning journalist's account of the year she spent probing the meaning of the Quran with a conservative Muslim religious scholar. Read full book review >

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DECLAN'S CROSS by Carla Neggers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"Another impressive romantic thriller from Neggers."
When Julianne Maroney accepts an invitation to spend time in the tiny Irish village of Declan's Cross, she has no idea that she's stepping into a decades-old mystery, a criminal conspiracy and the sight lines of a killer. Read full book review >