Search Results: "Claire LaZebnik"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 19, 2008

"A satisfactory historical fiction novel that could use more edge and polish."
A sweeping yet compact saga that traces one woman's life from wealth and affluence to a Chicago brothel, as she learns to rely on herself in the face of numerous obstacles and challenges. Read full book review >

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THINGS I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN by Claire LaZebnik
Released: March 28, 2017

"An eye-opening look at autism and those it touches. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
The complexities of Chloe's love life intertwine with her autistic sister's. Read full book review >

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THE TROUBLE WITH FLIRTING by Claire LaZebnik
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"This light summer romance with a theater theme is good for a getaway but not much more. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
High school junior Franny Pearson reluctantly accepts a job sewing costumes for the renowned Mansfield College Summer Theater Program and finds herself in the middle of her own romantic drama. Read full book review >

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THE SMART ONE AND THE PRETTY ONE by Claire LaZebnik
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 10, 2008

"Flatter than a ballet slipper."
Sisters reunite over a family cancer scare. Read full book review >

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SAME AS IT NEVER WAS by Claire Scovell Lazebnik
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2003

"Mean-spirited, trite."
Bitch inherits brat, in a first from Lazebnik. Read full book review >

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CLAIRE MARVEL by John Burnham Schwartz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Very precious, very trite-seeming. Love Story it's not."
An acutely sensitive love story, the sort in which feelings and psyches are so fragile that the normal ups and downs of true love become near-fatal wounds. Here, a thirtysomething man recalls his haunting love for an elusive and complex woman. Read full book review >

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RESCUING CLAIRE by Thomas Johnson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 20, 1991

"Still, Johnson pulls off this first novel, turning trite material into delightful muscular prose that makes him a writer to watch."
A clever, well-written trot through student life in 1960's Wisconsin. Read full book review >

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Claire on Lafayette Square by Judith Chouteau
Released: June 18, 2014

"The message of friendship trumping serious challenges comes through clearly despite sometimes-cringe-worthy rhymes."
In an awkwardly rhyming picture book about helping a friend overcome an illness, debut author Chouteau introduces Claire, a fun-loving, caring redhead in the diverse neighborhood of Lafayette Square, St. Louis. Read full book review >

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CLAIRE DE LUNE by Christine Johnson
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: May 18, 2010

"Claire is a sympathetic character, though her love interest seems too idealized and one-dimensional and the conclusion entirely too tidy—in the end, there is not much to set apart this reworking of a familiar idea. (Supernatural romance. 12 & up)"
An enjoyable if forgettable supernatural romance, this debut novel will be appreciated by teens who can't get enough of the genre. Read full book review >

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ELEANOR, ARTHUR, AND CLAIRE by Diana Engel
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 1992

"With the importance it places on creativity in relationships and in working through grief, unusual and effective as well as appealing. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Claire loves visits with Grandma, a painter, and Grandpa, a sculptor. Read full book review >

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CLAIRE AND THE WATER WISH by Janice Poon
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"The girls' conflict is horribly banal; coupled with the flimsy mystery and the uninspired art, it makes this a hard sell to even the most dedicated female reader. (craft instructions) (Graphic novel. 9-12)"
Fresh from solving her last crime (Claire and the Bakery Thief, 2008), the bespectacled young sleuth is on the case again. Read full book review >