Search Results: "Cherie Bennett"


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ZINK by Cherie Bennett
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

Basing her novel on a one-page story written by an 11-year-old child shortly before her death from leukemia, Bennett (Life in the Fat Lane, 1998, etc.) creates a tale of courage personified. Read full book review >

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LIFE IN THE FAT LANE by Cherie Bennett
FICTION
Released: March 1, 1998

"The book's aim is not high culture but high school culture, and it scores for pure entertainment value. (Fiction. 12-15)"
A teenager who has it all—perfect body, perfect personality, perfect grades, perfect boyfriend—loses it when she gains a hundred pounds in this unsubtle but ultimately savvy problem novel that reads like an Alicia Silverstone vehicle waiting to happen. Read full book review >

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A HEART DIVIDED by Cherie Bennett
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 9, 2004

"The novel, which includes a script of the play Kate writes about the flag issue, would make a fine one-two punch with Arthur Miller's play in a high-school classroom. (afterword) (Fiction. 12+)"
Kate Pride's liberal-minded mother wants her to be a Woman of Purpose, and Kate longs to be like the cool, pierced girls in the magazines who "looked as if they did drugs and had sex even if they didn't." Read full book review >

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FOUR AND TWENTY BLACKBIRDS by Cherie Priest
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Wildly contrived and oddly chilly, despite all the ranting and raving."
Girl in search of her true parents unearths disquieting family murders in a murky horror debut set in the mountains of Tennessee. Read full book review >

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FATHOM by Cherie Priest
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 1, 2008

"Pleasantly offbeat, with plenty of vivid, compelling action sequences, though the plot doesn't withstand too much scrutiny."
Ancient monsters battle it out using humans as pawns in Priest's latest (Not Flesh Nor Feathers, 2007, etc.). Read full book review >

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BRIMSTONE by Cherie Priest
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2017

"A tale as amiably warm as the Florida town where it's set but with its promises of real heat fading away before a pat conclusion that ties everything off a bit too neatly."
A young clairvoyant must save herself and her community from the ghosts a war veteran has brought home in Priest's (The Family Plot, 2016, etc.) newest fantasy/horror offering. Read full book review >

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FIDDLEHEAD by Cherie Priest
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 12, 2013

"A rousing finale, far more convincing than its rather too zombified predecessor—one that almost lives up to the extravagant praise this series has received in some quarters."
Final entry, maybe, in Priest's steampunk Clockwork Century series (The Inexplicables, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE MARROW THIEVES by Cherie  Dimaline
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"A dystopian world that is all too real and that has much to say about our own. (Science fiction. 14-adult)"
In an apocalyptic future Canada, Indigenous people have been forced to live on the run to avoid capture by the Recruiters, government military agents who kidnap Indians and confine them to facilities called "schools." Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 13, 2008

"Though some consider Blair chilly and staunchly belligerent, her memoir indicates that there's a soft center there somewhere."
The wife of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair shares her personal and political life in a talkative, entertaining memoir. Read full book review >

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BONESHAKER by Cherie Priest
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"An impressive and auspicious genre-hopping adventure."
Priest (Fathom, 2008, etc.) bravely, and successfully, ventures into steampunk and zombie-horror territory. Read full book review >