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BOOK REVIEW

CHANGING MOON by Mathieu Mariolle
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"However, with its upbeat palette (courtesy of Pop), manga-inspired art and hip characters, this charmer is sure to please preteen girls. (Graphic fiction. 9-12)"
Bubble-gum-tinged whimsy abounds in this stylish French graphic-novel import. Read full book review >

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BAKE YOU A PIE by Ellen Olson-Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"It barely stands alone without the CD, but it's bright and catchy. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Peppy paeans to pie . . . with pix! Read full book review >

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TWISTED FATE by Norah Olson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 20, 2015

"A goose-bump-raising psychological thriller that will engross even the most jaded mystery enthusiast. (Thriller. 14-18)"
In this bracing tale of modern teenhood, the lives of estranged sisters Ally and Syd become re-entwined through an obsession with a mercurial boy. Read full book review >

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JOYRIDE by Gretchen Olson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Some will want to balance this employer's-eye view of migrant labor with books such as S. Beth Atkin's Voices from the Fields (1993, not reviewed), but Olson knows how to keep readers turning the pages. (Fiction. 10-13)"
An affluent Oregon teenager undergoes some value adjustment when he's forced to help a grower with the strawberry harvest in this earnest and engaging debut. Read full book review >

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ASSASSINS: NEMESIS by Erica Cameron
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 9, 2017

"Readers willing to go with the book's flow should enjoy this logic-free, apocalyptic caper. (Thriller. 12-18)"
Fifteen-year-old intersex, mixed-race (Vietnamese and Dominican) teenager Blake's life with a special-agent dad and a helicopter-pilot mom is anything but "normal"—and it's about to get a lot thriller-ier. Read full book review >

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ASSASSINS by Erica Cameron
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 5, 2016

"Sexy and edgy, with plenty of surprises and fun. (Thriller. 12-18)"
In this series opener, assassination is a family affair. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOST IN THE PACIFIC, 1942 by Tod Olson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"A riveting, completely engrossing true survival story. (glossary, author‘s note, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Olson tells the harrowing true story of how eight men in three tiny inflatable rafts, lost in 68 million square miles of shark-infested Pacific Ocean without food or water and near enemy-held territory, survived three weeks before being rescued. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLING by Erica Kennedy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2004

"Bling is just plain bland."
Hip-hop heaven. Read full book review >

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SEDUCING THE DEMON by Erica Jong
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 26, 2006

"If leaving the reader wanting more is the mark of success, then Jong succeeds."
A zesty, savvy, freewheeling memoir of the writing life, portions of which first appeared in the New York Times Book Review and The Writer magazine. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2000

"Shannon never does have the life-altering experience or emotional epiphany you'd like, and the dialogue often resembles sitcom banter. Still, Olson has scored a direct hit on her generation's inability to quit the bellyaching and get on with it."
Minnesota-bred Olson debuts with a blistering lampoon of Gen-X angst. Read full book review >