Search Results: "Carol Plum-Ucci"


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THE SHE by Carol Plum-Ucci
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"A seagoing thriller. (Fiction. YA)"
Evan's parents died in a tragic accident at sea eight years before he's asked to visit Gray Shailey at the "nuthouse" as part of a helping-hands program; she's been involved in a boating accident, too. Read full book review >

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WHAT HAPPENED TO LANI GARVER by Carol Plum-Ucci
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Successfully raising many valid issues, this should appeal to teens from the popular to the marginalized. (Fiction. YA)"
Plum-Ucci seems to be establishing a pattern: disaffected teen with a mysterious past moves into a cliquish, closed community and shows them the errors of their superficial ways. Read full book review >

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FIRE WILL FALL by Carol Plum-Ucci
FANTASY
Released: May 1, 2010

"A must-read, all-too-contemporary page-turner. (Thriller. 14 & up)"
It's spring of 2002, and the horrendous images of 9/11 remain all too vivid. Read full book review >

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STREAMS OF BABEL by Carol Plum-Ucci
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2008

"Plum-Ucci takes the incredible and makes it all too believable. (Fiction. YA)"
It's February, 2002, in Trinity Falls, N.J., a sleepy little suburban town south of New York City. Read full book review >

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FOLLOWING CHRISTOPHER CREED by Carol Plum-Ucci
FICTION
Released: Sept. 5, 2011

"Finally, what of Christopher Creed himself? Fans will have to slog through 400+ pages to spot the subtle and not-so-subtle clues that lead to the truth in this sort-of thriller. (Mystery. 12 & up)"
Ghosts, dead bodies, dark secrets and bad energy still lurk in Steepleton, N.J., the boondocks town made famous by the disappearance of high-school loser Christopher Creed. Read full book review >

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THE BODY OF CHRISTOPHER CREED by Carol Plum-Ucci
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2000

Plum-Ucci makes a memorable fiction debut with this soapy tale of a teenager's disappearance from a small New Jersey town asimmer with dirty secrets. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"However, Plum-Ucci's mastery at intensifying their observations into something dire and ominous speeds the plot along and should keep readers wondering just how this convoluted mystery will wrap up. (Fiction. YA)"
Shots fired from a gun passed hand-to-hand around a group of teens on a rickety dock are blamed for the disappearance and possible death of Casey Carmody, the impulsive younger sister of Kurt, the popular member of the in-crowd. Read full book review >

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UNTIL THE BEGINNING by Amy Plum
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 5, 2015

"Different enough from all the rest to keep genre fans reading. (Paranormal suspense. 12-18)"
Picking up right where it left off, the story that started with After the End (2014) continues.Read full book review >

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BERGDORF BLONDES by Plum Sykes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2004

"Like a dozen Paris Hiltons bombed on champagne, but funny."
Yet another tale of New York girls with more room on their credit cards than thoughts between their ears—but not in a bad way. Read full book review >

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THEY LEFT US EVERYTHING by Plum Johnson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 19, 2016

"A warmly candid memoir of navigating family, aging, and death."
A Canadian writer's debut memoir about how she learned to cope with the houseful of mementos and memories her parents left after their deaths. Read full book review >

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IF I SHOULD DIE by Amy Plum
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 7, 2013

"Formulaic but fun, which makes all the difference. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
The Die for Me series about an American teenager involved with undead revenants in Paris concludes. Read full book review >

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THE HAYLOFT by Lisa Westberg Peters
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"The realistic full-color illustrations are uninspired. (Fiction. 4-8)"
Peters follows two sisters, Caroline Rose and Ivy, around the farm where they live, romps that always end up in the hayloft. Read full book review >