Search Results: "Emily Rapp"


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THE STILL POINT OF THE TURNING WORLD by Emily Rapp
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 11, 2013

"A beautiful, searing exploration of the landscape of grief and a profound meditation on the meaning of life."
A passionate, potent chronicle of the author's last months with her son. Read full book review >

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POSTER CHILD by Emily Rapp
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"Rapp has excelled again: This book is a blessing."
Mature and graceful debut memoir about a childhood struggle to be perfect. Read full book review >

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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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DECELERATE BLUE by Adam Rapp
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"This is a strikingly illustrated book set in a potentially massive world, and readers will hope this isn't the only story to come from it. (Graphic science fiction. 14 & up)"
The U.S.A. is governed by forces dedicated to accelerated living, monitoring everyone with implants and countless cameras and harshly punishing sedition. Read full book review >

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TAKING THINGS SLOW WITH ADAM RAPP
by Julie Danielson

Adam Rapp is no stranger to the arts. He is a novelist, playwright, film director, screenwriter, and musician. He is a Pulitzer Prize finalist (2005’s play, Red Light Winter), and his young adult novel Punkzilla was awarded a 2010 Printz Honor. Kirkus reviewers over the years have noted his talents in “pushing the boundaries of fiction for teens,”as well ...


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UNDER THE WOLF, UNDER THE DOG by Adam Rapp
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"A certain grim humor sometimes relieves the heavy narrative, which does end with a gleam of hope for readers who have stuck with the long, disturbing story. (Fiction. YA)"
Like so many teen protagonists, Steve Nugent is struggling with his mother's death from cancer. Read full book review >

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THE COPPER ELEPHANT by Adam Rapp
Released: Nov. 30, 1999

"Often gripping, sometimes blackly funny in a squalid way, this will remind readers of Russell Hoban's Ridley Walker (1980) and other tales of post-apocalyptic devastation. (Fiction. 13-15)"
Envisioning a nightmarish future in which children deemed small or otherwise defective are worked to death breaking rocks, and the constant rain is so acid it raises blisters, Rapp (Buffalo Tree, 1997) crafts another lurid shocker. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 7, 2006

"A hit."
A moving, absorbing journal of life on stage and at home. Read full book review >

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THE BUFFALO TREE by Adam Rapp
FICTION
Released: May 30, 1997

"Rapp (Missing the Piano, 1994) writes in earthy but adept language in this dark and stirring novel. (Fiction. 12+)"
In a distinctive, compelling narrative, Sura, 12, chronicles life at a juvenile detention home, where he has been sent for stealing hood ornaments. Read full book review >

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33 SNOWFISH by Adam Rapp
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2003

"The snug warmth of Seldom's home and the little family he and Custis and the baby have formed contrasts powerfully with the frigid internal winter that Custis has survived, allowing both Custis and the reader to hope for redemption. (Fiction. YA)"
The bleak scenery of winter forms the backdrop to this tale of three runaways, bonded together to grasp feebly for emotional warmth. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Hard to read, impossible to forget. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Two wayward teens fall under the evil thrall of a third in this disturbing tale by the Printz Honor-winning author of Punkzilla (2009). Read full book review >

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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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