Search Results: "Dyan Sheldon"


BOOK REVIEW

CONFESSIONS OF A HOLLYWOOD STAR by Dyan Sheldon
ADVENTURE
Released: July 1, 2006

"Comedy reigns as the silliness mounts in this first-person narrative that should provide lots of laughs. (Fiction. YA)"
Sheldon continues Lola's story begun in Confessions of a Drama Queen (1999). Read full book review >

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THE CRAZY THINGS GIRLS DO FOR LOVE by Dyan Sheldon
FICTION
Released: Dec. 13, 2011

"Plenty of witty merriment for all high-school social sets. (Chick-lit comedy. 12-18)"
Superior comic writing combined with a major snark factor turns this full-on chick-lit outing into major fun. Read full book review >

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I CONQUER BRITAIN by Dyan Sheldon
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Light and funny, Sheldon's characters are smart, offbeat and completely real. (Fiction. 12-14)"
In this companion novel to Sophie Pitt-Turnbull Discovers America (2005), Cherokee Salamanca travels to England from her home in Brooklyn. Read full book review >

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MY WORST BEST FRIEND by Dyan Sheldon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"At least Gracie and Zeb manage to fumble their way into a satisfying conclusion. (Fiction. 11-15)"
Sixteen-year-old Gracie and Savanna are best friends and opposites. Read full book review >

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PLANET JANET by Dyan Sheldon
FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"But it will certainly find an audience. (Fiction. 12+)"
An utterly self-absorbed British teen scrivens her frustrations with the rest of the world in her slang-filled diary, all the while blissfully ignorant of the real chaos around her. Read full book review >

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THE TRUTH ABOUT MY SUCCESS by Dyan Sheldon
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 9, 2015

"Constantly funny, splendidly witty: a bull's-eye. (Fiction. 12-18)"
A struggling waitress trades places with a spoiled-brat TV star in this comedy. Read full book review >

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PLANET JANET IN ORBIT by Dyan Sheldon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"A glossary of Briticisms at the end helps with the translation. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Summer has finally arrived and Janet is prepared to leave her Dark Phase behind and enjoy her summer, but not if her mother (Mad Cow) has anything to do with it. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: May 1, 2005

"Sure to amuse readers on both sides of the pond. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Facing a long summer rattling around her house in England, Sophie jumps at the chance to trade places with the daughter of a friend and stay in New York for her holiday. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1999

A legend in her own mind, former New Yorker Mary Elizabeth ("My true name is Lola") Read full book review >

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MY LIFE AS A WHALE by Dyan Sheldon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1992

"Hollywood snapped this up, which makes sense—it'll probably make a snappy, Tootsie-ish movie."
``Betsy,'' says the loopy hero of Sheldon's latest wacko farce, ``how many times do I have to tell you? Read full book review >

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UNDER THE MOON by Dyan Sheldon
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: May 1, 1994

"Pretty, but not essential. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The team that collaborated on the widely praised The Whales' Song (1991) essays a theme explored most notably in George Ella Lyons's Dreamplace (1993) and Who Came Down That Road (1992). Read full book review >

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MY BROTHER IS A VISITOR FROM ANOTHER PLANET by Dyan Sheldon
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1993

"As in Sheldon's Harry and Chicken stories, the premise is better than the treatment. (Fiction. 9-11)"
Is he or isn't he? Read full book review >