Search Results: "Claire J. Griffin"


BOOK REVIEW

NOWHERE TO RUN by Claire J. Griffin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2013

"This brief debut packs a serious punch and will leave readers stunned with Calvin's grim options. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
From the first taut page, it's clear that this isn't going to be a happy story. Read full book review >

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INSECTS AND SPIDERS by Lorus J. Milne
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"Sloppy work. (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
Full-color illustrations of insects, some of them magnified as much as 10 or 20 times, demonstrate that it is possible to show things in a larger scale, but without providing much more information. Read full book review >

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CHRISTMAS IN APRIL
by Bobbi Dumas

At the end of 2016, I requested a few Christmas titles from a few publishers, and while I was able to enjoy them over the season, it was a little late to write about them during the season.

So I decided to do something a little fun and informative with the authors. For the last two weeks in April, I’ll ...


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CLAIRE DEDERER
by Stephanie Buschardt

Longtime critic and essayist Claire Dederer has always had a slight obsession with film director Roman Polanski. So in the summer of 2011, a year after the release of Poser, her gutsy, bestselling debut memoir about yoga and motherhood, she set out to write her next book with him in mind. “I was working on that book,” Dederer recalls ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE UNFINISHED LIFE OF ADDISON STONE by Adele Griffin
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"An interesting but ultimately unsatisfying experiment in form. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Why did an 18-year-old artist fall from an overpass in New York City in the middle of the night? Read full book review >

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ALL YOU NEVER WANTED by Adele Griffin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"A sumptuously written examination of sibling rivalry and socioeconomic class. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Two sisters painfully discover that money can't buy happiness in this provocative family drama. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"A (vegetarian) recipe and a school report comparing Daniel Boone and Vlad the Impaler close this droll tale. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
Having earned her Slayer's Pin with a twin killing in Vampire Island (2007), more-or-less vegan, more-or-less ex-vampire Maddy tackles a pair of tougher challenges in this equally tongue-in-cheek sequel. Read full book review >

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HANDCUFFS by Bethany Griffin
FICTION
Released: Dec. 9, 2008

"Overwritten and under-plotted. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
After 16-year-old Parker Prescott is caught by her parents in a pair of handcuffs with the hottest boy at school, she is grounded indefinitely. Read full book review >

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LIFERS by M.A. Griffin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"An ambitious misfire. (Science fiction. 12-16)"
A British teen investigates a local disappearance. Read full book review >

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BEAUTY AND THE WIENER by Casey Griffin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"A good follow-up that has less fun than the first in the series but just as much heart."
A stylist and a bartender have to work together to discover who keeps kidnapping show dogs and letting them take the blame for it in this second novel by Griffin (Must Love Wieners, 2016). Read full book review >