Search Results: "Emily Martin"


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THE YEAR WE FELL APART by Emily Martin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 26, 2016

"For readers who crave drama. (Fiction. 13-17)"
Reeling from a reputation-staining episode the previous spring and the news that her mother has breast cancer, Harper is ready to patch things up with Declan, the boyfriend she dumped last fall. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 8, 1994

"A provocative study, albeit one that occasionally reads like a PhD thesis, of how scientific ideas operate in the real world."
An anthropologist's erudite report on how our ideas about the body (and society) are undergoing a dramatic shift. Read full book review >

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DOWNPOUR by Emily Martin
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 4, 2013

"A pale, poorly conceived rumination on color; choose instead Laura Vaccaro Seeger's Green (2012) or Joyce Sidman's Red Sings from Treetops (2009), illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A repeated spell-check fail and, more seriously, a discomfiting color choice make this visionary lyric a washout. Read full book review >

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MARTIN WILSON
by Megan Labrise

YA author Martin Wilson’s sophomore novel has a gut-punch premise: One hot day in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, an 11-year-old boy takes off on his bike and vanishes. Three years later, he returns, gravely changed.

“I’m trying to write stories that are honest and emotionally powerful,” says Wilson, author of We Now Return to Regular Life, based on a true story ...


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TEA TO SEE
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for The Leaf Reader by Emily Arsenault

Cover Story: Drink Me
BFF Charm: Maybe
Swoonworthy Scale: 2
Talky Talk: Straight Up With A Twist
Bonus Factor: Tasseomancy
Relationship Status: Not Seeing A Future

Cover Story: Drink Me

I like this cover well enough—the shattered teacup is a little on the nose, but the painting-like quality and dark tones ...


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LOVE WILL TEAR US APART
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for The Love That Split the World by Emily Henry

Cover Story: Montell Jordan
BFF Charm: Platinum Edition
Swoonworthy Scale:
 6
Talky Talk: Story Time
Bonus Factors:
 Time Travel, Adoption, Supporting Cast
Relationship Status: Honeymoon Stage

 

Cover Story: Montell Jordan

Do you ever wish that books received similar treatment as TV or movies? Not only ...


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HOW COULD YOU BE SO HEARTLESS
by Mandy Wan

BOOK REPORT for The Hearts We Sold by Emily Lloyd-Jones

Cover Story: Blurry Big Face
BFF Charm: Let Me Love You
Swoonworthy Scale:
 6
Talky Talk: Modern-Day Fairy Tale
Bonus Factors:
 Deal with the Devil, Portland
Anti-Bonus Factor: Patti Chase Award for Awful Parenting
Relationship Status: Summer Fling

Cover Story: Blurry Big Face

Aside from finding a cover model who ...


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THE SPIRITS WITHIN
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Signs of You by Emily France

Cover Story: Popular on Instagram

BFF Charm: Big Sister

Swoonworthy Scale: 6

Talky Talk: Spiritual Suspense

Bonus Factor: Religious Mystery

Relationship Status: Kindred Spirits

 

Cover Story: Popular on Instagram

This cover image definitely looks like an image one might stumble across on Instagram’s Explore page. That’s not to say ...


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SHE'S NOT THERE
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for Half in Love with Death by Emily Ross

Cover Story: California Dreamin’

BFF Charm: Nope

Swoonworthy Scale: 0

Talky Talk: We Gotta Get Out of This Place

Bonus Factors: 1960s, Serial Killers

Relationship Status: What Is and What Should Never Be

 

Cover Story: California Dreamin’

The only thing that saves this from being a generic “pretty ...


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MY CHILDREN'S BOOK GHOST FILE
by Julie Danielson

Over at NPR last week, I heard a pop culture critic talk (here) about what he calls his Ghost File, or the books, television shows, and movies he didn’t review during the year. “[I]t's the great frustration,” he said, “that every year I'm haunted by all the terrific things I haven't talked about … ...


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THE LAST, THE FIRST, THE BEST
by Julie Danielson

Because it’s the holidays, I had some down time this week to look through some early-2017 picture book releases. At the same time, however, 2016 isn’t quite over yet, so today I’m going to tell you about two expertly crafted picture books – one out this week in the last gasp of this year and one that hits bookshelves just ...


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STRANGE WEATHER AND OTHER HORRORS
by Thea James

It is October and therefore officially autumn—that season of pumpkin-flavored everything, haunted houses, mists, and mellow fruitfulness. This also means that it is time for slasher movie marathons, the new season of Stranger Things, and a borderline unhealthy indulgence in all the horror novels, both old and new.

One such new horror novel is Strange Weather by Joe Hill. Actually ...


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