Search Results: "Elissa Janine Hoole"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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A DIFFERENT WOMAN by Janine Boissard
Released: April 3, 1989

An oh-so-fragrant tale about a middle-aged divorced woman's sexual awakening—from the author of the sitcom-ish series about the flowering of the Moreau family gifts in France (which had its finale with Cecile, 1987). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"An intriguing excavation that reveals Freud's deep interest in archaeology, his distaste for modern art and his acquisitive nature."
On the 150th anniversary of his birth comes a fresh look at the founder of psychoanalysis as a dedicated collector of antiquities. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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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IF I AM MISSING OR DEAD by Janine Latus
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2007

"An honest, unsparing look at the deadly erosion of self-worth."
Journalist Latus's straight-shooting memoir about dutiful Catholic sisters growing up in 1970s Michigan dilates into a haunting story of abuse at the hands of the men in their lives. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SHORT SELLER by Elissa Brent Weissman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 7, 2013

"While the slow start and trappings of finance culture will deter some readers, those who are drawn in by Lindy's passion and the fun math puzzles will be rewarded by a startlingly suspenseful conclusion, with far more at stake than mere classroom drama. (Fiction. 11-12)"
A seventh-grader plays the stock market. Read full book review >

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STANDING FOR SOCKS by Elissa Brent Weissman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 24, 2009

"While there are some memorable moments as Fara matures, the agenda-laden message makes for a didactic debut. (Fiction. 9-12)"
While social activism arguably deserves promotion, this well-intentioned narrative provides only lackluster support for its cause. Read full book review >