Search Results: "Diana Peterfreund"


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DIANA by Jane Fincher
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 31, 1998

"Others may be moved to a contemplation of the peculiar modern fixation with celebrity. (500 color photographs)"
In one of what will undoubtedly be a host of tributes on the anniversary of her death comes a collection of several hundred color photographs of "the people's princess," taken by the only female photographer granted access to Diana by Buckingham Palace. Read full book review >

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ASCENDANT by Diana Peterfreund
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Unanswered questions beg for a sequel. (Fantasy. YA)"
Picking up where Rampant (2009) ended, this meandering and often slow sequel finds Astrid Llewelyn questioning her life as a virginal unicorn hunter in a camouflage habit (now required by the Church and the novel's only bit of humor), wanting to return to freedom and her education and saying goodbye to her college-bound boyfriend. Read full book review >

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OMEGA CITY by Diana Peterfreund
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 28, 2015

"A secondary-at-best middle-grade thriller—here's hoping the sequels improve. (Adventure. 9-12)"
Gillian's dad's conspiracy theories ruined the family…but what if he's right? Read full book review >

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RAMPANT  by Diana Peterfreund
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: June 1, 2009

Killer unicorns. Read full book review >

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DIANA by Carlos Fuentes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"And unless it's simply a makeweight being used to fulfill a contractual obligation, it's hard to understand why Fuentes allowed it to be published."
A roman Ö clef distinguished, so to speak, by feet of the samenot to mention other bodily parts lubriciously (if not lovingly) described. Read full book review >

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Released: June 12, 2012

"A perfectly pleasant read on its own, this could send readers to investigate the source—a happy outcome indeed. (Dystopian romance. 13 & up)"
A post-apocalyptic retelling of Jane Austen's Persuasion scores high for ingenuity but loses points with sledgehammer morality. Read full book review >

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SECRET SOCIETY GIRL by Diana Peterfreund
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 18, 2006

"The impressive plot earns this project a B, but the banal dialogue and wimpy heroine downgrade it to a C."
An intimate glimpse at an elite college's secret clubs. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 5, 2000

"A guarded, and frequently routine, presentation of a life that might receive a more searching treatment after it ends."
Financial Times literary editor Dalley presents this detailed portrait of the charming and elusive Lady Diana Mosley—highborn society beauty, writer, and fascist. Read full book review >

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PRAISE HER, PRAISE DIANA by Anne Rothman-Hicks
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 16, 2014

"A suspenseful tale of violence and loss."
Gruesome revenge for rape jumps from fiction to real life in this multilayered thriller. Read full book review >

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MARKUS AND DIANA by Klaus Hagerup
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Quirky and humorous. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Heights paralyze, darkness terrifies and just about everything worries the cautious Markus Simonsen, a Norwegian sixth-grader. Read full book review >

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CUPID AND DIANA by Christina Bartolomeo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1998

"Amusing, but so light that if you breathe on the page, the words will fly right off."
A contemporary romantic soufflÇ: boy meets girl, girl already has fiancÇ, girl dumps fiancÇ, boy dumps girl. Read full book review >