Search Results: "Carrie Mesrobian"


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CUT BOTH WAYS by Carrie Mesrobian
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Pitch perfect, raw, and moving. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A high school senior struggles to understand himself after he falls for Brandy, a sophomore girl, while at the same time he and his friend Angus, who is openly gay, make out one night while stoned and drunk and then are continually drawn back to one another. Read full book review >

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PERFECTLY GOOD WHITE BOY by Carrie Mesrobian
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"Engaging, perceptive, witty and at times gut-wrenchingly sad—this is an extraordinary addition to fiction for teens and adults alike. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
An honest, insightful novel about a young man's final year in high school and his eventual decision, which he initially conceals from his family, to join the Marines. Read full book review >

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SEX & VIOLENCE by Carrie Mesrobian
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Utterly gripping. (Fiction. 16 & up)"
An intelligent, wry 17-year-old is brutally beaten in a communal shower by two classmates after he hooks up with one of their former girlfriends, setting the stage for a difficult recovery. Read full book review >

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JUST A GIRL by Carrie Mesrobian
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 28, 2017

"An authentic, smart read for older teens. (Fiction. 14-18) "
A high school senior whose mother has given her an ultimatum that she must leave home immediately after graduation struggles to decide what she will do next. 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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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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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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ROSE'S GARDEN by Carrie Brown
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 31, 1998

"A warm, remarkably surefooted debut. (Author tour)"
A wise, surprisingly deft, fablelike first novel celebrating the rejuvenating effects of love. Read full book review >

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THE DARK by Carrie Brown
Released: April 21, 1995

"It would help to miss the Sixties a lot before you dip in."
Five teenaged kids set up a still on the grounds of the old Sunstrike commune in the hills of Washington and drink themselves silly. Read full book review >

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The STATE OF GRACE by Carrie Hannah
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"An often engaging mystery, bolstered by complex, well-developed characters, exotic locations and an effective narrative structure."
In Hannah's debut novel, the past and present collide in unexpected and dangerous ways as a woman searches for her missing friend. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"Brittle comic dialogue vies with lurid Gothic sensation: a debut that, for all its polish, shows why the world hasn't been waiting for a collaboration between Jane Austen and Mrs. Radcliffe."
Will Jane Austen's happily newlywed Mr. Darcy ever install his bride as Pemberley's new mistress? Not until the couple solve a disturbing mystery surrounding a wedding guest. Read full book review >

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THE ROPE WALK by Carrie Brown
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2007

"Brown (Confinement, 2004, etc.) has a delicate flair for language and the telling detail, but her Hallmark Hall of Fame tendencies are sickly-sweet."
A ten-year-old girl in a small Vermont town broadens her horizons while confronting the harsher reality presented by her new friendship with a young boy and an artist dying of AIDS. Read full book review >