Search Results: "Cat Jordan"


BOOK REVIEW

THE LEAVING SEASON by Cat Jordan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2016

"A touching coming-of-age romance. (Fiction. 14-18)"
"Always and forever" describes the relationship between high school sweethearts Meredith "Middie" Daniels, a senior, and the handsome, newly graduated Nate. Read full book review >

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EIGHT DAYS ON PLANET EARTH by Cat Jordan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"Shoots for the stars; doesn't quite make it. (Fiction. 12-15)"
A white teenage boy must decide if the strange girl he's falling for is an extraterrestrial in this sophomore effort by the author of The Leaving Season (2016). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CATTLE KIDS by Cat Urbigkit
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"A serviceable complement to the many titles available on dairy farming. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-9)"
This visit to several beef-cattle ranches depicts children hard at work running machinery, helping the grown-up cowhands and, in one memorable photo, even assisting at a bovine birth. Read full book review >

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THE GUARDIAN TEAM by Cat Urbigkit
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"This snapshot of animal dynamics presents a rugged picture of one surprising friendship. (author's note, bibliography) (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
An unusual duo finds a sense of home and purpose on Urbigkit's Western ranch. Read full book review >

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I DIDN’T WANT TO GO TO YOUR PARTY ANYWAY
by Mandy Curtis

 

BOOK REPORT for Uninvited (Uninvited #1) by Sophie Jordan

 

Cover Story: Wingardium Leviosa

BFF Charm: Natalie Imbruglia

Swoonworthy Scale: 8

Talky Talk: Near-Realism

Bonus Factors: Familiar Territory, Mysterious Loner Dude

Anti-Bonus Factors: Discrimination, Uncertain Time Period

Relationship Status: Sympathetic Non-Carrier

 

Cover Story: Wingardium Leviosa

The good part: I like what’s going on with her hair. The hints ...


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SOMETHING ROTTEN IS IN THE STATE OF OREGON
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for The Steep and Thorny Way by Cat Winters

Cover Story: Not So Fancy Dress

BFF Charm: Platinum Edition

Swoonworthy Scale: 3

Talky Talk: Something Rotten Is In The State of Oregon

Bonus Factors: Shakespearean Retelling, Post-WWI History, Future Lawyer

Relationship Status: The Very Ecstasy Of Love

 

Cover Story: Not So Fancy Dress

I’m not wild about ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE CURE FOR DREAMING by Cat Winters
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"A smattering of period photos adds authenticity to this gripping, atmospheric story of mind control and self-determination. (Historical fiction. 11-16)"
After being hypnotized during a theatrical performance, modern yet repressed Olivia begins to take interest in the women's suffrage movement. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MANUEL AND THE LOBSTERMAN by Cat Urbain
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Middle graders may nevertheless enjoy this lighthearted adventure, if they can get past the unfortunately unappealing cover. (Fiction. 9-12)"
There is little that 13-year-old Manuel Luis Menendez likes about his mother and new stepfather's decision to move from New Haven, Conn., to boring Rockport, Maine. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RIDING ON COMETS by Cat Pleska
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2015

"An uneven portrait of rural and small-town West Virginia life that is most likely to have its greatest appeal among nostalgic West Virginians."
A bits-and-pieces memoir of growing up in a working-class West Virginia family in the 1950s and '60s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LAWRENCE BROWNE AFFAIR by Cat Sebastian
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"In a crumbling castle in Cornwall, two inauthentic men from vastly different registers of Regency society find in each other an authentic and passionate love. Another exquisitely written, deeply romantic novel from Sebastian."
A London swindler falls for his mark, a mad earl, in this Cornwall-set Regency romance. Read full book review >

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THE UNINVITED by Cat Winters
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"An intriguing yet thin paranormal read."
In the last days of Word War I, influenza ravages the town of Buchanan, Illinois. But a more menacing plague endangers the town: hatred of Germans. Read full book review >

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BEASTKEEPER by Cat Hellisen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"A wild, unique fairy tale. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
A girl untangles family curses that cause desertion and bitterness—and transformation into beasts. Read full book review >