Search Results: "Christine Hurley Deriso"


BOOK REVIEW

TRAGEDY GIRL by Christine Hurley Deriso
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 8, 2016

"A deftly plotted psychological mystery. (Mystery. 12-18)"
Anne recently lost her parents in a car crash. Now she meets Blake, whose girlfriend recently died. Do their tragedies mean that the two are made for each other? Read full book review >

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THEN I MET MY SISTER by Christine Hurley Deriso
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2011

"An absorbing story teens will connect with. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
A rebellious 17-year-old resents her long-dead sister in this sensitive and engaging family drama. Read full book review >

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TALIA TALK by Christine Hurley Deriso
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 11, 2008

"With friendship at its core and an eye on the latest teen tech phenomena, this text is spunky and fun. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Starting middle school is tough, but when Talia gets stuck in a tug-of-war that tears her usually happy foursome of friends into two warring factions, things only get worse. Read full book review >

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THE RIGHT-UNDER CLUB by Christine Hurley Deriso
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 10, 2007

"An interesting group that begs for a sequel. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Summertime finds a strange combination of five middle-schoolers high up in a leafy tree house in their newly formed support group, the "R.U. Club," where the secret is what "R.U." means and what they do in the club. Read full book review >

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THIRTY SUNSETS by Christine Hurley Deriso
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 8, 2014

"It may not be the easiest vacation Forrest will ever go on, but readers will be glad they shared it with her. (Fiction. 12-18)"
A naïve girl hopes for a boyfriend and gets more than she bargained for on her family's monthlong beach vacation. Read full book review >

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DO-OVER by Christine Hurley Deriso
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2006

"Though her comments seem older than her years (the seventh-graders are reading To Kill a Mockingbird), middle-schoolers who long to be popular may find this somewhat predictable story enjoyable. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Deriso explores the possibility of having dreams coming true in this light comedy, told in the first person. Read full book review >

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CHRISTINE by Stephen King
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 29, 1983

"King's blend of adolescent raunch, All-American sentiment, and unsubtle spookery has never, since Carrie, been more popcorn-readable—with immense appeal for all those fans interested in the 522-page equivalent of a drive-in horror movie."
The Exorcist meets My Mother, The Car. . . in a chiller that takes a nifty Twilight Zone notion and stretches it out to King-sized proportions—with teen-gab galore, horror-flick mayhem, epic foreshadowing, and endlessly teased-out suspense. Read full book review >

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CHRISTINE FALLS by Benjamin Black
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 6, 2007

"A good story, and gorgeous writing."
A boozy, bitter pathologist becomes a most unwilling detective when he uncovers a baby-trafficking scheme in Dublin in the 1950s. Read full book review >

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FEEDING CHRISTINE by Barbara Chepaitis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2000

"Four likable women and an unusual plot that lets readers learn to know them: a fine debut."
Memory, tradition, and family are the ingredients for a tale about how food can save the soul. Read full book review >

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FETCH by Jorey Hurley
by Jorey Hurley, illustrated by Jorey Hurley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"Attractive and crisp. (Picture book. 3-5)"
At the beach, a dog's game of fetch becomes an exploration of the natural environment. Read full book review >

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NEST by Jorey Hurley
by Jorey Hurley, illustrated by Jorey Hurley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"This superficial robin's-eye view of a year does not really get off the ground. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Hurley's penchant for textile design is clearly apparent in this debut picture book. Read full book review >