Search Results: "Caroline B. Cooney"


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A FRIEND AT MIDNIGHT by Caroline B. Cooney
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 10, 2006

"Yet another enjoyable—and this time enlightening—offering from the author that can expand her fan base even further. (Fiction. YA)"
Lily, 15, has never accepted her new stepfather, but knows her real father is a loser. Read full book review >

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HIT THE ROAD by Caroline B. Cooney
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 9, 2006

"An unexpected, touching and effective sojourn from the always entertaining Cooney. (Fiction. YA)"
Cooney begins this latest outing as a rather sweet comedy that evolves into her patented suspense caper. Read full book review >

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TWENTY PAGEANTS LATER by Caroline B. Cooney
FICTION
Released: May 15, 1991

"Honest and entertaining. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Another funny, off-center novel from a popular author. Read full book review >

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WHAT JANIE FOUND by Caroline B. Cooney
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"Readers may appreciate her wisdom, but as Hannah remains a faceless, voiceless enigma, there is no closure to the central mystery of the four- book drama. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Billed as the conclusion to the saga that began with The Face on the Milk Carton (1990), this soapy drama ends with some wounds healed, but the characters and plot lines suspended in thin Rocky Mountain air. Read full book review >

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TUNE IN ANYTIME by Caroline B. Cooney
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"It's a modern morality play that is full of humor, and never belies its sudsy origins. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Cooney (Burning Up, 1999, etc.) puts a family into a downward spiral and plants funny, rueful Sophie Olivette at its unquiet center to observe and comment. Read full book review >

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BOTH SIDES OF TIME by Caroline B. Cooney
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"She deserves everything she gets. (Fiction. 12+)"
In Annie's opinion, the 1990s are seriously lacking in romance. Read full book review >

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NO SUCH PERSON by Caroline B. Cooney
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 14, 2015

"Haunting, harrowing, and hard to put down. (Mystery. 13 & up)"
Slowly and methodically, the tale unfolds of how two sisters spending the summer at their family cottage on the shore of the Connecticut River find themselves at the center of a murder investigation. Read full book review >

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THREE BLACK SWANS by Caroline B. Cooney
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 24, 2010

"However, the ending, full of good intentions yet unresolved and uncomfortable feelings, is thoughtfully realistic. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Cooney, who has a great interest in families pushed to the edge by anomalous situations, tells the story of best-friend first cousins and a third girl who realizes that she has a surprising connection to both of them. Read full book review >

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IF THE WITNESS LIED by Caroline B. Cooney
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 12, 2009

"The author adds depth to this fast-paced thriller by charting the siblings' difficult emotional journeys as they try to reconnect and reconfigure their familial roles, while realizing their battered but still surviving solidarity. (Thriller. 12 & up)"
Cooney's new psychologically penetrating page-turner immediately grabs readers then hangs on tight up to its satisfying conclusion. Read full book review >

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CODE ORANGE by Caroline B. Cooney
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 27, 2005

"Punctuating the drama with plenty of humor, Cooney builds the suspense and keeps it going for another teen-pleaser that's hard to put down. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Cooney continues her mastery of suspense with this story about a screw-up rich kid and bio-terrorism. Read full book review >

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GODDESS OF YESTERDAY by Caroline B. Cooney
FANTASY
Released: June 11, 2002

"Teen readers will be mesmerized. (afterword) (Fiction. 12+)"
Anaxandra's adventures begin as a small child, when she is taken hostage from her father, the king of a tiny unnamed island in the Aegean Sea. Read full book review >

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BURNING UP by Caroline B. Cooney
FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Cooney allows for no cozy ending; as Macey faces what racism has done to her community, readers will question what it has done to theirs. (Fiction. 12-14)"
From Cooney (The Voice on the Radio, 1996, etc.), a hard look at the tacit, unacknowledged racism that lurks beneath the surface of an affluent, supposedly enlightened community. Read full book review >