Search Results: "Elissa Janine Hoole"


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THE MEMORY JAR by Elissa Janine Hoole
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 8, 2016

"An intricately crafted story of teen pregnancy helmed by a bold, achingly real protagonist determined to decide her own fate. (Fiction. 14-18)"
After a snowmobile accident leaves her boyfriend in a coma, a girl must confront her memories before she can make a life-altering decision. Read full book review >

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KISS THE MORNING STAR by Elissa Janine Hoole
Released: April 1, 2012

"Not so much a coming out as a coming up, Anna's quiet, rich story will work its way into readers' hearts. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
"I want to file it in a folder labeled FAITH and close the drawer, no more questions. No more doubt." Read full book review >

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JANINE. by Maryann Cocca-Leffler
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"An optimistic but nevertheless real solution to a common school problem. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A slightly new twist on the kid-getting-bullied story. Read full book review >

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JANINE AND THE FIELD DAY FINISH by Maryann Cocca-Leffler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"Readers will agree that this optimistic little girl has a mighty big heart. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Young protagonist Janine excels in many ways—but not in sports. Read full book review >

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JANINE IS FRENCH by Lloyd Alexander
Released: March 9, 1959

"Bright and poignant, this may appeal to the men as well as the ladies, for after all, Janine is French!"
A truly charming excursion into the wonderland of an encounter between an unsophisticated, unself-conscious and utterly feminine French woman and life in the United States. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: July 4, 2017

"Good for aspiring writers and artists. (Collective memoir. 8-12)"
Twenty-six notable authors and illustrators of children's books—including the book's editor—introduce themselves via their childhood memories. Read full book review >

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DEFIANT by Janine Shepherd
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"An inspirational but thin account of an athlete's tragic accident and the long road she traveled to reach a different kind of fulfilling life."
An athlete's memoir about her ability to overcome personal tragedy and reinvent her life. Read full book review >

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TOUCHED BY VENOM by Janine Cross
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Wretched drivel of the sort that gives fantasy a bad name."
A bizarre and overwrought first novel, the first in a trilogy, about humans who worship and live side-by-side with dragons. Read full book review >

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STRAY by Elissa Sussman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Readers who remain intrigued by Aislynn's world will have to wait for the next book. (Fantasy. 12-18)
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Fairy-tale tropes are turned on their heads in this exploration of class and ideology. Read full book review >

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MY BODY IS A BOOK OF RULES by Elissa Washuta
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"A fever dream of darkly personal memories and musings from the shadowy corners of sexual violence and mental illness."
A candid, autobiographical scrapbook from a young woman navigating manic depression.
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