Search Results: "Daisy Whitney"


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THE MOCKINGBIRDS by Daisy  Whitney
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 2, 2010

"Hits a few high notes—including a consensual, caring and mutually desirous relationship between Alex and a Mockingbird—but ultimately disappointing. (Fiction. 15 & up)"
Whitney, who brought a successful case against a man who date-raped her in college, here sets a date rape and its aftermath on the campus of an elite boarding school. Read full book review >

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STARRY NIGHTS by Daisy  Whitney
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"An oh-so-slight flight of fancy. (author's note) (Fantasy/romance. 12 & up)"
Famous paintings, fantasy and wish-fulfillment romance blend in contemporary Paris. Read full book review >

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THE FIRE ARTIST by Daisy  Whitney
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"A lightweight entry in a microtrend that has stronger entries. (Paranormal romance. 13-16)"
In a (slightly alternate) world where elemental powers are a ticket to fame and fortune, Aria's scarred hands and powerful fire control set her apart. Read full book review >

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WHEN YOU WERE HERE by Daisy  Whitney
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 4, 2013

"A poignant coming-of-age story intertwining loss and hope against a background of Japanese culture. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
As Danny Kellerman prepares for his high school graduation, the absence of his loved ones pitches him into a dangerous tailspin. Read full book review >

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THE RIVALS by Daisy  Whitney
Released: Feb. 6, 2012

"Slick, but, like a student on Anderin, less impressive when the effect wears off. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Now president of the Mockingbirds, Themis Academy's underground justice society, Alex Patrick investigates a student prescription-drug ring. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"Fans of the Houston ladies will laugh, cry and beg for more. The rest of us will shrug and move on."
A talented, flawed artist, seen through the eyes of a loving, forgiving mother. Read full book review >

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MISSING DAISY by T.G. Gilpin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 14, 1995

"Gilpin's third (Death of a Fantasy Life, 1993, etc.) features routine detective work enlivened by the careful portrait of unlovable George and an ugly, though unsurprising, final revelation."
George Potter is a stick-in-the-mud, a prig, a martinet, a petty tyrant to his hapless charges in the Weston Secondary School. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2013

"Though touching on the unique Japanese-American experience, this is ultimately an inoffensive, pedestrian trek."
A Nisei's story of being confined in an internment camp during World War II and hardscrabble years afterward, interspersed with a diary of high-altitude hiking. Read full book review >

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DAISY DARE by Anita Jeram
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Dare children, instead, to take on Kevin Henkes's Sheila Rae, the Brave (1987). (Picture book. 3-6)"
Sprightly illustrations can't compensate for the irresponsible message in this tale of a fearless mouse who will accept any dare her friends think upwalking on top of a wall, eating a worm, making faces at an elderly neighbor. Read full book review >

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OOPSY DAISY by Lauren Myracle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"Milla, Violet, Yaz and Katie-Rose continue to charm; here's hoping they have more hijinks in store. (Fiction. 9-13)"
The flower friends play matchmaker in Myracle's (Violet in Bloom, 2010, etc.) third volume in the Flower Power series. Read full book review >

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LADY DAISY by Dick King-Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1993

"A surprising subject for King-Smith—no farms, no animals- -but enjoyable. (Fiction. 8-12)"
When the Victorian doll Ned finds in Gran's attic speaks to him, it's the beginning of an unusual friendship. Read full book review >