Search Results: "Christine Hurley Deriso"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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ALL THE WRONG CHORDS by Christine Hurley Deriso
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Dec. 12, 2017

"A topical musical romance that mostly hits the right notes. (Fiction. 14-18)"
After the death of her brother, Scarlett finds solace and romance by joining a band. Read full book review >

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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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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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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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THE GEEK FEMINIST REVOLUTION by Kameron Hurley
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 31, 2016

"Passion and commitment permeate the writing as Hurley illuminates the online cultural vanguard from a feminist's perspective."
A feminist manifesto from the front lines of fantasy fiction, Internet flaming, and Gamergate battles. Read full book review >

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THE BROTHERHOOD OF THE HOLY SHROUD by Julia Navarro
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 2, 2007

"Terrifically lively characterizations and the author's passion for her subject make this one stand out."
An exuberant, deeply involved thriller woven around the history of the Shroud of Turin. Read full book review >

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CHASING PERFECT by Bob Hurley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 19, 2013

"Hurley's writing walks a fine line between unadorned and overly conversational, but the messages come through clearly, and fans of Friday Night Lights, as well as sports fans in general, will enjoy the author's memories."
Twenty-five state championships, four national championships, seven undefeated seasons: With the assistance of veteran co-author Paisner (co-author: Nobody's Perfect: Two Men, One Call, and a Game for Baseball History, 2011, etc.), Hurley tells the stories behind his remarkable success. Read full book review >

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OLIVER CAT ON PLANET B by Christine Kettner
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2003

"The three stories overall are not stellar, but serviceable, as are the author's bright, simple illustrations. (Easy reader. 6-8)"
Oliver is a can-do sort of cat who moves cheerfully through three short chapters in this mid-level easy reader. Read full book review >