Search Results: "Eve Ensler"


BOOK REVIEW

THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES by Eve Ensler
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"You might have to be a woman to appreciate the humor and poignancy here, but women will. (Author tour)"
An adaptation of performance pieces from Ensler's Obie Awardwinning one-woman show, inspired by several hundred interviews the playwright had with women about their genitals. Read full book review >

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IN THE BODY OF THE WORLD by Eve Ensler
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 30, 2013

"Fierce, frank, raw and profoundly moving."
A feminist playwright and activist's riveting account of how uterine cancer helped her "find [her] way back to [her] body, and to the Earth." Read full book review >

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NANCY, THE LITTLE GOSLING by Eve Tharlet
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"Upbeat and mildly entertaining, but without dramatic tension, providing the reader with a resolution that is more pat than satisfying. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Tharlet's illustrations outshine her text in this gentle but rather flat story of an unconventional gosling who pursues her own dream. Read full book review >

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FORBIDDEN by Eve Bunting
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"While this will probably not suffice for those wanting a dark and eerie love story, readers interested in historical fiction or a mildly creepy mystery (or both) will enjoy it. (historical note) (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
In this fast-paced mystery set in early-19th-century Scotland, 16-year-old Josie Ferguson is sent to live with estranged relatives after losing both of her parents to influenza. Read full book review >

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PUSH by Eve Silver
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 10, 2014

"This second volume has up-to-the-minute appeal for gamers who like a byte of romance with their sci-fi. (Adventure/romance. 13-18)"
Opening where Rush (2013) left off, this sequel sees Miki's virtual, gaming life and her real life dangerously merge. Read full book review >

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THE ROGUE'S PRINCESS by Eve Edwards
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Solid historical entertainment. (Historical romance. 12 & up)"
The historical Lacey Chronicles series continues with this third outing that follows Mercy's forbidden romance with notorious actor Kit in 1586. Read full book review >

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THE PRESENCE by Eve Bunting
FANTASY
Released: Sept. 22, 2003

"Memorable. (Fiction. 12+)"
Emotional depth resonates as 17-year-old Catherine fights off two kinds of haunting. Read full book review >

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THE SUMMER OF RILEY by Eve Bunting
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2001

"At best, a lesson that there are at least two sides to every issue. (Fiction. 8-12)"

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NASTY, STINKY SNEAKERS by Eve Bunting
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 1994

"Curiously, the icky appeal, kid-tickling story line, and lesson about integrity and fairness here all closely parallel those in Julie Ann Peters's half-as-long The Stinky Sneaker Contest (1992). (Fiction. 8-11)"
When 10-year-old Colin's dirty sneakers disappear from outside his apartment door, he's sure the culprit is Jack, his chief rival in a contest for the most offensive footwear (the prize: two new pairs of Slam Dunkers). Read full book review >

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THE HIDEOUT by Eve Bunting
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1991

"Largely contrived, and, though Andy's uneasiness with his mother and Paul's sexuality is clearly compelling, any realistic exploration of his perfectly believable feelings is pushed aside to make room for the hollow, feel-good ending. (Fiction. 8-12)"
In a plot device that is becoming familiar, a new stepparent is the reason that a child—here it's 12-year-old Andy, in San Francisco—ventures into the streets, where he discovers that the world is more wicked than anything he has faced at home. Read full book review >

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ONE CUT  by Eve Porinchak
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 2, 2017

"This is clearly not unbiased reporting, but it makes a strong case that justice in our legal system does not always fit the crime. (Nonfiction. 14-18)"
Porinchak recounts how the legal system fails five teens who commit a serious crime. Read full book review >