Search Results: "Elizabeth Scott"


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HEARTBEAT by Elizabeth Scott
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

"An intense examination of a family coping with grief, this absorbing character study easily keeps pages turning. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
This first-person examination of a girl mourning her mother's sudden death explores the anger survivors often feel when confronting grief. Read full book review >

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BETWEEN HERE AND FOREVER by Elizabeth Scott
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 7, 2011

"Abby's emotional growth from her experiences, conversations and introspection emerges ever so slowly but will satisfy many teen readers. Leisurely but gratifying. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
As she watches over her older sister lying in a coma following a car accident, 17-year-old Abby sorts out her own jealousies and fears in a feast of introspection. Read full book review >

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THE UNWRITTEN RULE by Elizabeth Scott
FICTION
Released: March 16, 2010

"They will cheer her growing self-awareness as Sarah sees that she is as deserving of love as Brianna, even if she isn't as bold. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
The unwritten rule is that you don't like your best friend's boyfriend—in a romantic sense, anyway. Read full book review >

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GRACE by Elizabeth Scott
FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Moody and compelling, without the easy moralizing so common in dystopian settings. (Science fiction. 12-14)"
In a hellish country ruled by megalomaniac Keran Berj, Grace has been raised by the People, a freedom-fighting sect dedicated to the overthrow of Keran Berj, to be an Angel. Read full book review >

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STEALING HEAVEN by Elizabeth Scott
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 1, 2008

"The fast-paced, conversational first-person narration makes for good escapist entertainment for chick-lit readers. (Fiction. YA)"
Other teens spend their evenings eating home-cooked meals and trudging through homework; Danielle, 18, has always lived on the run with her professional-thief mother, memorizing floor plans of estate homes and quickly calculating the worth of silver place-settings. Read full book review >

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LIVING DEAD GIRL by Elizabeth Scott
FICTION
Released: Sept. 16, 2008

"Scott provides neither easy answers nor a happy resolution, although the ending provides a grim sense of release. (Fiction. 16 & up)"
Scott, best known for such chick-lit pleasers as Bloom (2008), breaks the mold with this harrowing tale of abuse leavened only by lyric writing à la Adam Rapp (33 Snowfish, 2003, etc.). Read full book review >

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MIRACLE by Elizabeth Scott
Released: June 5, 2012

"Told through the perspective of a well-defined and likable protagonist, this text shines a bright light on the importance of mental health. (Fiction. 15-18)"
Megan goes from being an ordinary teenager at soccer camp one day to a living miracle the next—with all the heavy baggage that comes with it. Read full book review >

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AS I WAKE by Elizabeth Scott
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 15, 2011

"Despite the book's flaws, teens will likely find enough to keep them turning the pages, particularly when it comes to Morgan's desperation to convince Ava that love is the only thing one needs know for certain. (Thriller. 13 & up)"
Seventeen-year-old Ava Hanson awakens in a bed, in a room, in a home she can't remember. Read full book review >

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SOMETHING, MAYBE by Elizabeth Scott
FICTION
Released: March 24, 2009

"Unfortunately, the cover depicts a blond in a tank top, where Hannah is actually a brunette who prefers to keep herself covered up—a misstep readers will notice. (Fiction. YA)"
Hannah is proud of her hard-earned reputation of "invisible girl," something that wasn't easy for her to achieve, due to her infamous parents. Read full book review >

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LOVE YOU HATE YOU MISS YOU by Elizabeth Scott
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2009

"Like Amy, the novel is flawed but appealing. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
How do you survive sobriety after killing your best friend? Read full book review >

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PRIMED AND READY
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Violet Grenade by Victoria Scott

Cover Story: Pretty Deadly
BFF Charm: Caution!
Swoonworthy Scale: 6
Talky Talk: Unreliable Narrator
Bonus Factor: Mysterious Loner Dude
Anti-Bonus Factor: Awful Grownups
Relationship Status: Friends?

Trigger Warning: Violet Grenade features scenes of attempted assault, abuse, and bullying, and touches on very dark themes of death and murder. Some situations might be ...


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AVIATRIXES
by Leila Roy

Her birthday, the day she died, the day she first realized she wanted to fly—if we tried, I’m sure that we could make any day into Bessie Coleman day. But today is an especially good pick, because ninety-six years ago, on June 15, 1921, Bessie Coleman earned her pilot’s license—the first African American woman, as well as the first woman ...


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