Search Results: "Diana Peterfreund"


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

Killer unicorns. 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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ONE POTATO by Diana Pomeroy
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1996

"Odds are that young readers will stampede kitchenward on a potato raid! (Picture book/nonfiction. 3-8)"
Subtitled "A Counting Book of Potato Prints,'' Pomeroy's first book is a handsome one indeed. Read full book review >

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LAST CHANCE SUMMER by Diana Wieler
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1991

"Readers will believe. (Fiction. 10-14)"
So few pages, so many changes in the lives of the unruly boys living on good-hearted Scotsman Carlton Jenner's Canadian farm. Read full book review >

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26A by Diana Evans
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2005

"At once tender and funny: a keen study of home, homelessness and the limits of symbiosis."
Mixed-race twins come of age in a London suburb. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2005

"A touch narrower than Gerard DeGroot's indispensable The Bomb: A Life (p. 31), but still a useful, very accessible summary of things atomic."
Science is a cumulative and collaborative process, even when it's put to the job of killing people. Read full book review >