Search Results: "Donna Cooner"


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CAN'T LOOK AWAY by Donna Cooner
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Insightful and absorbing. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Cooner explores the dark side of popularity. Read full book review >

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WORTHY by Donna Cooner
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 28, 2017

"In the end, it's a fairly conventional high school romance, slightly elevated by the feminist elements. (Fiction. 12-16)"
A girl struggling to find her own voice learns how to speak like herself. Read full book review >

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SKINNY by Donna Cooner
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Lip service is paid to 'inner beauty,' but Cinderella, that quintessential consumer fairy tale and the plot's template, tells another story: It's what's outside that counts. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
For the ultimate makeover, nothing beats gastric-bypass surgery. Read full book review >

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INTO THE VOLCANO by Donna O’Meara
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2005

"Like titles in Houghton Mifflin's Science in the Field series, this volume will introduce young readers to a passionate scientist at work. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
At 32, O'Meara went back to college and fell in love with volcanoes and the instructor who introduced her to volcano watching; they have been researching volcanism ever since. Read full book review >

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THE SHADOW by Donna Diamond
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2010

"Powerful, but select audience carefully. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Alone at dusk, a girl wordlessly tackles a demon. Read full book review >

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UNPLUGGED by Donna Freitas
Released: June 21, 2016

"Despite imperfections, one of the more ambitious and thought-provoking entries in a crowded genre. (Science fiction/dystopia. 12 & up)"
The selfie-tastical virtual world decides to unplug from the physical one, stranding one girl from her family—and from the truth. Read full book review >

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GOLD MEDAL WINTER by Donna Freitas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"An admirable heroine navigates a difficult path to fame and fortune in a tale that will appeal to those looking for a lavish serving of romance along with an interesting backstage glimpse of the international skating world. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Dominican-American Esperanza Flores is not a typical world-class U.S. figure skater, but she's going to provide Olympics-eager girls the perfect opportunity to channel their ambitions. Read full book review >

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IN MY BEDROOM by Donna Hill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 21, 2004

"Well-meaning but wooden drama from Hill (An Ordinary Woman, 2002, etc.)."
Toxic memories, mental illness, painful recovery. Read full book review >

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AN ORDINARY WOMAN by Donna Hill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2002

"Low-key, oddly unemotional soap, from the author of Rhythms (2001), etc."
Infidelity, followed by endless introspection. Read full book review >

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DANCE OF KNIVES by Donna McMahon
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"A brisk, well-constructed swirl of murky plots and dark psychology, if rather heavy on the lesbian angle: a debut that, despite impressive ingredients, lacks warmth."
By the 22nd century, after climatic change and rising sea levels, the city of Vancouver is divided between prosperous but regressive and cliquish Guild territory and the island of Downtown, whose slums are inhabited by the Guildless, refugees from America, gangs, criminals, and the destitute. Read full book review >

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IDENTITY UNKNOWN by Donna Seaman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"Seaman's frequent thesaurus-leaning renders her portraits overpainted, but despite its awkward turns, this is a decidedly important and long-overdue showcase (two 16-page color inserts)."
Vital portraits of forgotten women artists that aim to celebrate their lives and work and to establish their permanent standing within the canon of contemporary art. Read full book review >