Search Results: "Eileen Cook"


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YEAR OF MISTAKEN DISCOVERIES by Eileen Cook
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"An insightful, entertaining exploration of the impact of a suicide that may leave its audience uncertain about the sincerity of the protagonist. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Avery and Nora were best friends, drawn together by the fact that they were both adopted. After Nora dies, Avery feels partially responsible. Read full book review >

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REMEMBER by Eileen Cook
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"A rehash of the memory-loss trope weighed down by too little action and an unengaging protagonist. (Science fiction. 14-18)"
After suffering a major loss, one girl utilizes her father's new memory-erasing technology to ease the pain only to spiral down a rabbit hole of shocking family secrets. Read full book review >

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THE EDUCATION OF HAILEY KENDRICK by Eileen Cook
FICTION
Released: Jan. 4, 2011

"Cook has whipped up a real treat. (Chick lit. 14 & up)"
Ever since her mom was killed by a drunk driver, Hailey—rich, smart, pretty and popular—has specialized in avoiding risk. Read full book review >

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UNRAVELING ISOBEL by Eileen Cook
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"As she did in The Education of Hailey Kendrick (2011), Cook gives readers a fast-paced plot, likable narrator and interesting characters, but even first-rate ingredients can't save a flawed recipe. (Suspense. 14 & up)"
This blend of paranormal romance, murder mystery and quirky, coming-of-age narrative offers tasty moments, but the elements prove incompatible, leaving a bad taste in mouths. Read full book review >

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WITH MALICE by Eileen Cook
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 7, 2016

"Gossip and hubbub abound in this tame mystery. (Mystery. 14-18)"
Yale-bound student Jill Charron wakes up in a hospital bed to a nightmare. Her best friend, Simone McIvory, is dead. And Jill is accused of murder. Read full book review >

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THE HANGING GIRL by Eileen Cook
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A twisty but ultimately perplexing mystery. (Mystery. 14-18)"
A fake psychic gets involved in a fake kidnapping. Read full book review >

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THE DESPERATE DOG WRITES AGAIN by Eileen Christelow
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Pitch perfect for those children adjusting to a new person in their lives. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Likable dog Emma charms readers again (Letters from a Desperate Dog, 2006) in her anxiety-driven attempts to save her beloved owner, George, from the supposed clutches of new woman-on-the-scene Loretta. Read full book review >

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LETTERS FROM A DESPERATE DOG by Eileen Christelow
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 16, 2006

"Christelow's bright watercolors follow Emma's adventures in comic panels and perfectly depict the satisfying ending. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Emma is a dog who lives with George the painter and his cat, and though she tries her best to please him, things sometimes go wrong. Read full book review >

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THE HALLOWEEN SHOWDOWN by Eileen Ross
Released: Sept. 15, 1999

"This fun tale mentions scary things but won't frighten children, in part because its cheery, bold colors liven up the deep holes, dark caves, and other spooky scenes. (Picture book. 3-7)"
When Grizzorka the witch "catnaps" Grandmother Katt's cat, Tabithia, Grandmother decides to get her cat back, with the help of some creepy, but intrepid pals—Bat, Frog, and Spider, who have their own reasons for retaliation. Read full book review >

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GREEN WILLOW by Eileen Dunlop
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 1993

"Too neat, perhaps, but it makes an entertaining yarn, with convincing characters and plenty of mystery and suspenseful incidents along the way. (Fiction. 10-14)"
From the author of The House on the Hill (1987, ALA Notable), a well-crafted ghost story. Read full book review >