Search Results: "Caroline B. Cooney"


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Released: March 1, 1990

"Nevertheless, a real page-turner."
In a novel that never quite lives up to its gripping premise, a high-school student discovers that her much-loved parents may in fact be her kidnappers. Read full book review >

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JANIE FACE TO FACE by Caroline B. Cooney
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Fans who have wondered whether Reeve and Janie's love endures and whether the kidnapper is caught will want this final piece of the puzzle. (Fiction. 12-17)"
Over two decades after the Janie series began with The Face on the Milk Carton (1990), Cooney concludes the thriller-romance saga of kidnapped Janie Johnson. 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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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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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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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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DIAMONDS IN THE SHADOW by Caroline B. Cooney
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 25, 2007

"Affections, loyalties and a basic Christian message of love and redemption emerge as Cooney tempers her readers' anxiety with a measure of understanding while building to her climactic showdown. (author's note) (Fiction. YA)"
Another teeth-clenching thriller from Cooney, this one with a social conscience. Read full book review >

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THEY NEVER CAME BACK by Caroline B. Cooney
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 12, 2010

"As the fast-paced plot unfolds, it goes from an is-she-or-isn't-she story to something emotionally richer, a tale about selfishness and self-sacrifice and the deep connectivity of familial ties. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Cooney has long been intrigued by the subject of familial loss and the messy, ungovernable feelings that are its emotional aftermath (The Face on the Milk Carton, 1990, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE TERRORIST by Caroline B. Cooney
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"If the novel requires a few big leaps of faith, readers will be glad they stayed with it, and will be caught up in exciting, compulsive reading. (Fiction. 12+)"
Fans know what to expect from Cooney (The Voice on the Radio, 1996, etc.): bullet-train pacing and entertaining prose. Read full book review >