Search Results: "Carrie Wilkens"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 18, 2014

"Essential outreach on embracing and effectively managing a loved one's addiction."
A sensible, family-focused guide to substance abuse. Read full book review >

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THERE WILL COME A TIME by Carrie  Arcos
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 15, 2014

"Readers need not have lost someone dear to appreciate Mark's odyssey, as Arcos' compelling and likable characters will draw them in. (Fiction. 12-18)"
A sad and sweet story about coming to terms with loss. 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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OUT OF REACH by Carrie  Arcos
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"The final pages offer a hopeful conclusion to Rachel's even bigger search—for herself. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Ellen Hopkins fans will find another look at methamphetamine addiction in this quick, realistic debut. Read full book review >

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STEEL by Carrie Vaughn
ADVENTURE
Released: March 15, 2011

"Through her assertive, appealing protagonist and a satisfying plot that sheds light on lesser-known aspects of pirate life, Vaughn introduces readers to an intriguing sport with an ancient pedigree. (author's note, glossary of fencing terms) (Historical fantasy. 12 & up)"
In a thoroughly enjoyable take on the historical time-travel tale, Jill Archer, vacationing in the Bahamas with her family and depressed at having just missed qualifying for the Junior World Fencing Championships, uncovers the rusty tip of an old sword in the sand. Read full book review >

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THE LOOSE ENDS LIST by Carrie Firestone
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 7, 2016

"A poignant and important story about compassion, love, and the decision to live life on your own terms—right up to the very last minute: all aboard. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A cancer diagnosis derails a teen's summer plans. 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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THE UNLIKELIES by Carrie Firestone
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 6, 2017

"This unlikely story is likely to be a hit. (Fiction. 14-18)"
With her best friend headed off to camp and college, Sadie Sullivan knew that the summer before her senior year was bound to be different, but she never could have imagined how different it would be. Read full book review >

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THE BIG SWIM by Carrie Saxifrage
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 14, 2015

"A soulful and sobering memoir of climate change and personal responsibilities."
An American-born Canadian journalist contemplates mindful living in a world threatened by climate change. Read full book review >

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EATING BULL by Carrie Rubin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 12, 2015

"A solid thriller that manages to infuse one boy's coming-of-age with a whole lot of murder."
An obese teenage boy agrees to be the face of a lawsuit against the fast-food industry, not realizing that doing so has marked him as a target for a serial killer. Read full book review >

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BANNERLESS by Carrie Vaughn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2017

"A slight but well-crafted and heartfelt effort."
Vaughn, who's competent in many subgenres, eschews werewolves (Kitty Saves the World, 2015), superheroes (Dreams of the Golden Age, 2014), dragons (Refuge of Dragons, 2017), and spacefarers (Martians Abroad, 2017) for a smaller-scale story, an intimate post-apocalyptic mystery. Read full book review >

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FORGOTTEN CITY by Carrie Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 13, 2016

"Readers familiar with the genre will easily be able to solve the mystery in Smith's story, but the quick-moving plot keeps it enjoyable."
A cancer survivor fights to stay healthy while trying to keep her job as one of New York's best detectives. Read full book review >