Search Results: "Carrie Jones"


BOOK REVIEW

CARRIE by Stephen King
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 8, 1974

"But as they still say around here, 'Sit a spell and collect yourself.'"
Figuratively and literally shattering moments of hoRRRRRipilication in Chamberlain, Maine where stones fly from the sky rather than from the hands of the villagers (as they did in "The Lottery," although the latter are equal to other forms of persecution). Read full book review >

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SISTER CARRIE by Lauren Fairbanks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 7, 1993

"Pretentious nonsense."
Like Kathy Acker, first-novelist Fairbanks finds inspiration for her barely readable word collage in the works of Joyce, Beckett, and Burroughs. Read full book review >

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ENTICE by Carrie Jones
FANTASY
Released: Dec. 7, 2010

"Fans of the first two will continue to swoon, enjoying prose that's idiosyncratically casual (Valhalla feels 'ungettable') and indulgently, oh-so-teen-like angsty ('Your sigh smells like sorrow'). (Paranormal romance. YA)"
Jones picks up directly after the end of Captivate (2010), when Zara allowed Astley to kiss her and turn her into a pixie. Read full book review >

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GIRL, HERO by Carrie Jones
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"But readers will respond to the self-aware but vulnerable Lily as she grows over time into her own unique hero. (Fiction. 10-14)"
In a quirky but deliberate voice both serious and funny, Lily navigates her complicated life by writing to John Wayne. Read full book review >

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TIPS ON HAVING A GAY (EX) BOYFRIEND by Carrie Jones
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2007

"Clumsy comma splices and absences, along with awkward repetition, distract from an emotional story that's otherwise true at heart. (Fiction. YA)"
This touching tale about a teenage girl whose boyfriend turns out to be gay is marred by prose that is seemingly unedited. Read full book review >

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THE CARRIE DIARIES by Candace Bushnell
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2010

"Yes, the sex, drugs and drinking will titillate, but Carrie's sharp observations of her peers and human relationships give the book smart, sassy intellectual power. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Before she made a name for herself as a New York City sex columnist, Carrie Bradshaw lived in a small Connecticut town and navigated the perils of high school, the events of which she narrates here in the present tense. Read full book review >

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NEED by Carrie Jones
FANTASY
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Twi-lite. (Fantasy. YA)"
Leaving behind her warmly quirky realism to jump on the supernatural-romance bandwagon, Jones leans too hard on overly recognizable motifs. Read full book review >

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QUEST FOR THE GOLDEN ARROW by Carrie Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Sparkly and creature-filled, toggling between fresh and trite. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
In a magical Maine town sitting invisibly within normal Maine, Annie and friends try to retrieve their guardian from evil clutches. Read full book review >

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FLYING by Carrie Jones
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 19, 2016

"Funny and fast-moving, with a compelling setup for potential sequels. (Science fiction. 12-16)"
A bubbly, affectionate cheerleader must rescue her mother from an out-of-this-world danger. Read full book review >

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TIME STOPPERS by Carrie Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2016

"Longer than necessary but effervescent, funny, and genuine. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Two neglected kids find a sparkly, magical community and great evil in small-town Maine. Read full book review >

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CAPTIVATE by Carrie Jones
FANTASY
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"Neither the best nor worst of supernatural romance, but the fusion of self-sacrifice and burning love will fully slake the thirst of eager Need fans. (Paranormal romance. YA)"
In trademark idiosyncratic figurative prose, Jones continues her supernatural series set during a cold Maine winter and begun in Need (2009). Read full book review >

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CARRIE AND ME by Carol Burnett
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 9, 2013

"A mediocre book, but it's not difficult to understand why Burnett wrote it. Instead of buying it, rent Tokyo Pop, a 1988 cult classic starring a young, radiant Hamilton."
Comedian Burnett (This Time Together, 2010, etc.) limns her relationship with her eldest daughter, Carrie Hamilton, who died of cancer at age 38. Read full book review >