Search Results: "Emma Pass"


BOOK REVIEW

ACID by Emma Pass
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 8, 2014

"A dutiful dystopia that never delves below its shallow surface. (Dystopian romance. 14-18)"
A teenage fugitive unravels the truth about her past while dismantling a dystopian police state. Read full book review >

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THE FEARLESS by Emma Pass
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 14, 2015

"Post-apocalyptic paint-by-numbers. (Post-apocalyptic adventure. 12-17)"
Society falls after an attempted cure for PTSD manifests terrible side effects. Read full book review >

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THE ENTERTAINER by Emma Dodd
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 2, 2015

"A pleasant party bonbon. (Picture book. 3-6)"
When the family hires the man in the big, brown bear suit to entertain at Billy's birthday party, many surprises follow. Read full book review >

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WISH by Emma Dodd
by Emma Dodd, illustrated by Emma Dodd
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 8, 2015

"The sentiments are certainly sweet, but this vein may be just about played out. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Another in Dodd's series of diminutive picture books that celebrate the loving bond between an adult and a child. Read full book review >

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JUST LIKE YOU by Emma Dodd
by Emma Dodd, illustrated by Emma Dodd
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2008

"A companion, No Matter What (ISBN: 978-0-525-47932-1), while not as original, offers reassurance that Momma Elephant will love her baby no matter what. (Picture book. 2-5)"
While frolicking with one of his parents, a bear cub shares all his dreams. Read full book review >

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I DON'T WANT A COOL CAT! by Emma Dodd
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 9, 2010

"For those who don't want a dull book, never fear—Dodd's latest is picture- (and pitch-) perfect. (Picture book. 2-5)"
It's definitely been done before—by the author herself (I Don't Want a Posh Dog, 2009) as well as by myriad others who've created their own takes on "why my pet's the best." Read full book review >

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POPPY PICKLE by Emma Yarlett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"Moral of the story: an excess of imagination may get you into trouble, but it's clearly worth it. (Picture book. 4-6)"
The perils of imagination reach their peak when a little girl unleashes an extraordinary ability. Read full book review >

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MISSING MAGIC by Emma Laybourn
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2007

"On the plus side, it's a younger read than HP, there are lots of humorous school scenes and it's Ned, the good guy without any magical abilities, who comes to the rescue. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Another Harry Potter spawn, the twist here is that the central character, Ned, is the only one who doesn't have magical powers. Read full book review >

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THE MOVIE VERSION by Emma Wunsch
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"Thumbs up for close siblings but thumbs down for this bland issues-novel debut. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A movie-obsessed teen struggles to cope after the older brother she idolizes is diagnosed with a mental illness. Read full book review >

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GAMESCAPE by Emma Trevayne
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"An overlong but reasonably effective dystopian thriller. (Science fiction. 14-17)"
A teen gamer plays for his life. Read full book review >

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THE HOUSE OF MONTHS AND YEARS by Emma Trevayne
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"A just-scary-enough adventure that might send readers to investigate more about real-life 'calendar houses' like Amelia's new one. (Horror. 8-12)"
An awkward protagonist takes on an unconventional "haunted" house in this dark middle-grade fantasy from England. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MATHEMATICS OF LOVE by Emma Darwin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"An ambitious debut, poorly executed."
A muddled first novel, from England, about love and war's aftermath, told by alternating narrators: an early-19th-century soldier and a late-20th-century teenager. Read full book review >