Search Results: "Erin Jade Lange"


BOOK REVIEW

BUTTER by Erin Jade Lange
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Rubbernecking the train wreck that is Butter's last meal makes for an uncomfortably thought-provoking read. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
Butter gets good grades and plays smooth-as-butter jazz sax, but he is defined by both himself and his peers by his weight. Read full book review >

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REBEL, BULLY, GEEK, PARIAH by Erin Jade Lange
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"It's a broad emotional story with interesting bits and pieces, but it doesn't work as a whole. (Fiction. 14-18)"
When the rebellious Andi draws good-girl Sam out of her comfort zone and to a party in the woods, the pair encounters bellicose brothers York and Boston. Read full book review >

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DEAD ENDS by Erin Jade Lange
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"There's less here than meets the eye. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Dane's anger management issues (he blows off steam beating up the rich kids who taunt him at his Columbia, Mo., high school) have caught up with him; to avoid expulsion and exile to the alternative school, he agrees to mentor Billy D., a student with Down syndrome. Read full book review >

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ERIN ENTRADA KELLY
by Jessie Grearson

“All my novels begin with a picture of a character. Then I start asking him or her questions—my favorite being why,” says Erin Entrada Kelly, whose middle-grade novel Hello, Universe was released on March 14. The picture that came to Kelly for this novel was that of an introspective, quiet, and lonely 11-year-old boy sitting deep in a well ...


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ONE IS THE LONELIEST NUMBER
by Leila Roy

After Joselito and Julius scurried off—ever the helpful brothers—Virgil’s parents presented him like a rare exhibit they didn’t quite understand.
“This is Turtle,” his mother said.
That was their name for him: Turtle. Because he wouldn’t “come out of his shell.” Every time they said it, a piece of him broke.
Hello, Universe, by Erin Entrada Kelly ...

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BOOK REVIEW

DEAD BOYS by Richard Lange
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 14, 2007

"Superlative short fiction, and an arresting debut."
A debut story collection about Los Angeles's various hopeless classes. Read full book review >

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TROPHY WIFE by Kelly Lange
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1995

"Entertaining for stargazers, but no big prize. (Literary Guild alternate selection)"
The Los Angeles-based Lange, a local TV news anchor, drops more names than clues in a first thriller that rarely feels like more than a paint-by-numbers exercise. Read full book review >

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PROBLEMS by Jade Sharma
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 2016

"An absorbing novel carried by a seemingly hopeless protagonist you will want to befriend and save."
The sardonic story of one woman's eating disorder and drug abuse. Read full book review >

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YA DECEMBER 2016
by Leila Roy

Oh, December. Why must you be so cold, so dark, so withholding when it comes to new book releases? Sigh. Here are the two—I know, right? ONLY TWO!—that I’ve got my eye on:

The Secret of a Heart Note, by Stacey Lee

A contemporary romantic fantasy? IN DECEMBER? Yes, yes, yes, PLEASE. This sounds like EXACTLY what I need ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE SMACK by Richard Lange
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 18, 2017

"In this breezy page-turner, Lange shows off his uncommon ability to combine toughness and tenderness."
Down-on-his-luck grifter Rowan Petty is talked into taking part in an iffy get-rich scheme by Dandy Don, an ex-con in Reno, only to be set up for a fall. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEAD BOYS by Richard Lange
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 14, 2007

"Superlative short fiction, and an arresting debut."
A debut story collection about Los Angeles's various hopeless classes. Read full book review >

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ANGEL BABY by Richard Lange
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 14, 2013

"A film waiting to happen, this book boasts memorable characters, evocative settings and a suspenseful plot."
A rising star in neonoir, Lange follows up his 2009 novel, This Wicked World, with a sharply calibrated and affecting tale about a young Mexican beauty who will do anything to reclaim the baby daughter she left in Los Angeles. Read full book review >