Search Results: "Daisy Whitney"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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ALPHONSE, THAT IS NOT OK TO DO! by Daisy Hirst
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"Sweet and effective. (Picture book. 3-6)"
It's tough having a little brother, even if you're a monster. Read full book review >

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THE GIRL WITH THE PARROT ON HER HEAD by Daisy Hirst
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"A salutary reminder that however devastating a loss may be, new connections are worth the risk. (Picture book. 2-5)"
"Once there was a girl with a parrot on her head." Read full book review >

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CATULLUS' BEDSPREAD by Daisy Dunn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 5, 2016

"A fresh, knowledgeable introduction to life, love, war, and rivalries in ancient Rome."
The short life of Rome's first lyric poet. Read full book review >

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THE KIDS WILL BE FINE by Daisy Waugh
NON-FICTION
Released: April 29, 2014

"Whether or not you agree that parents deserve to hold on to vestiges of their pre-parenting years, for the most part, Waugh's message misses the mark."
A scattered book "in defense of mothers everywhere who have had enough of the constant commentary…and guilt-inducing advice on something we might do far more enjoyably (and far better) left to our own instinctively irritable and lazy but loving devices." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 4, 2010

"Intelligent and intricate, though occasionally dull."
A prosopography of Keats, Shelley, Byron and others. Read full book review >

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A CUP OF WATER UNDER MY BED by Daisy Hernández
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Personal storytelling at its most authentic and heartfelt."
A journalist's account of growing up between cultures and learning to embrace both her ethnic and bisexual identities. Read full book review >

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INVESTIGATING JULIUS DRAKE by Daisy Harris
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 3, 2016

"Not a breakout but worth a look. (Mystery. 13-15)"
New school, new rules, and a mysterious new…friend? Read full book review >