Search Results: "Carol Lynch Williams"


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SIGNED, SKYE HARPER by Carol Lynch Williams
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 13, 2014

"A fine story of a mother-and-child reunion, packed with quirky characters and lessons about love. (Historical fiction. 12-16)"
A teen takes a road trip with her longtime crush, her grandmother, their dog and their one-legged rooster in a stolen RV to retrieve her mother, whom she hasn't seen in 11 years. Read full book review >

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WAITING by Carol Lynch Williams
Released: May 1, 2012

"Exceptional. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
A girl copes with the death of her beloved brother Zach, and the devastation it has wrought on her family. Read full book review >

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CAROLINA AUTUMN by Carol Lynch Williams
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Engaging. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Carolina, age 14, reeling from the staggering loss of her father and older sister, navigates the beginning of her first year in high school. Read full book review >

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THE HAVEN by Carol Lynch Williams
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 4, 2014

"Deliciously enigmatic. (Dystopian thriller. 12 & up)"
Shiloh lives with her fellow Terminals in a hospital that claims to protect them from the Disease that threatens them in this creepy dystopia about a doctor who uses children as commodities. Read full book review >

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PRETTY LIKE US by Carol Lynch Williams
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"A delightful twist at the end makes the book even more memorable, resulting in a lovely story that will reach many middle-school girls. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Shy Beauty (her real name) faces a dilemma in this sensitive tear-jerker. Read full book review >

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MY ANGELICA by Carol Lynch Williams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"The characters are as interesting and fully formed as the premise, while the Angelica chapters form a lesson in hack-writing that will keep readers amused. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A funny love story centered on a winning idea: a boy, in love with a girl who fancies herself a future romance author, doesn't know how to tell her that her writing stinks. Read full book review >

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IF I FORGET, YOU REMEMBER by Carol Lynch Williams
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1998

"The likable characters face problems common to most readers, and do so with grace and courage. (Fiction. 8-12)"
From Williams (The True Colors of Caitlynne Jackson, 1997, etc.), a sensitive portrait of a loving family facing the effects of a devastating illness, and an unflinching look at how Alzheimer's destroys its victims. Read full book review >

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GLIMPSE by Carol Lynch Williams
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 22, 2010

"A page-turner for Ellen Hopkins fans. (Fiction. YA)"
From the middle of page one, when Hope walks in on her sister holding a shotgun and "thinking about // leaving" (killing herself), emotional velocity never slows. Read full book review >

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THE CHOSEN ONE by Carol Lynch Williams
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2009

"Nonetheless, Kyra's terrible dilemma—escaping her fate means betraying her family—is heartbreakingly real, and the final scenes are riveting and suspenseful. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Intensely gripping and grippingly intense, the story begins with a gasp when Prophet Childs, the leader of a sect called The Chosen Ones, comes to visit the almost-14-year-old Kyra Leigh Carlson and her family to impart the "joyous news" that she's to become the seventh wife of her father's brother, a much older church apostle. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"Her story is gracefully written and hard to put down. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Williams (Tsubu The Little Snail, 1995, etc.) captures the easy rhythms of Florida speech and a vivid lakeside setting—a balm to her heroine's troubled spirit—in this story of abuse and survival. Read full book review >

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ADELINE STEET by Carol Lynch Williams
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1995

"Completely convincing is the family's numb isolation and gradual reawakening. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A sequel to Kelly and Me (1993), this episodic book follows the Orton family month by month through their first year of grieving for ten-year-old Kelly, who died at the end of the previous book. Read full book review >

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MILES FROM ORDINARY by Carol Lynch Williams
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 15, 2011

"Outstanding. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
This absorbing portrait of a 13-year-old girl and her struggle to cope with her mentally ill mother transports readers to hope, fear and horror. Read full book review >