Search Results: "Daria Tkalenko"


BOOK REVIEW

THE MAGIC GALOSHES by Hans Christian Andersen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"Klutzy translation aside, most of Andersen's literary flourishes are left intact, and they are nicely complemented by both the visuals and the interactive elements. (iPad storybook app. 8-11)"
A lightly abridged, lushly illustrated version of Andersen's satirical tale, with diversions aplenty for tap-happy audiences and a text in serious need of further copy editing. Read full book review >

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ANATOMY OF A SINGLE GIRL by Daria Snadowsky
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"A mixed bag, but the blunt sex talk fills a niche. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Snadowsky's candid follow-up to Anatomy of a Boyfriend (2007) takes readers through ambitious pre-med Dominique's second sexual relationship. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 1, 1993

"No doubt there are others who will appreciate the opportunity to go along."
Is Lutäce slipping? Read full book review >

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ANATOMY OF A BOYFRIEND by Daria Snadowsky
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 9, 2007

"Highly reminiscent of Blume's Forever without quite attaining the same depth, but successful nonetheless. (Fiction. YA)"
In this sexually explicit exploration of first love in the tradition of Judy Blume—to whom this is dedicated—17-year-old Dominique falls hard for handsome track star Wes, a shy boy who clearly likes her but makes no romantic moves. Read full book review >

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THIS IS IT by Daria Peoples-Riley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"A beautiful tribute to the power of dance that is a must-read for younger aspiring ballerinas. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A nervous young girl dances her way into a more confident version of herself. Read full book review >

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PLAYING A PART by Daria Wilke
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 31, 2015

"A lovely, moving novel with a bittersweet conclusion. (Fiction. 12-18)"
A boy raised by his parents in a Moscow puppet theater faces the ugliness of homophobia as one of the actors, who is gay, decides to leave Russia for the Netherlands in order to escape it. Read full book review >

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THE AUTHENTICS by Abdi Nazemian
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"Full of surprises both cultural and emotional, and narrated in the strong voice of a memorable protagonist, this is a tale of integrity, identity, family, love, and sacrifice that is sure to satisfy. (Fiction. 11-18)"
Fifteen-year-old Daria is determined to fight against her mother's party-planning for the extravagant Sweet 16 she doesn't want, but the battle she is not prepared for comes when she discovers family secrets that turn her world upside down. Read full book review >

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MURDER OF ANGELS by Caitlín R. Kiernan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 7, 2004

"Still, a bridge to the beyond, built out of exquisite dread."
Two young women see something they shouldn't have and are already regretting it. Then the insanity begins. Read full book review >