Search Results: "Flo Fitzpatrick"


BOOK REVIEW

SERENADE TO A CUCKOO by Flo Fitzpatrick
Released: Aug. 15, 2012

"In introducing P.L. and her pals, Fitzpatrick (Hot Stuff, 2005, etc.) gets pretty silly. A last-minute twist saves the mystery from complete inconsequence."
An actor in a television crime show finds that her role is becoming more like a part in a dangerous reality series. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 22, 2013

"An unforgettable game recalled in all its glory, but with its warts remembered too."
A veteran Philadelphia sportswriter revisits the thrilling 1985 NCAA national championship basketball game. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1998

"This is a moving tribute to a little-known act of generosity, an 'arrow shot through time,' that will leave readers astonished and deeply affected. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Responding to a nationwide appeal during the Irish potato famine, the impoverished Choctaw nation collected $170 (about $5,000 in modern terms) only 15 years after their forced relocation by whites to what is now Oklahoma;with fine insight, this commemoration explains how and why the Choctaw were able to set their anger aside. Read full book review >

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BLACK ICE by Becca Fitzpatrick
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Plenty of thrills and some kissing too. (Thriller. 14-18)"
This wannabe romance remains a thriller at heart. Read full book review >

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IN OVER HER HEAD by Melody Fitzpatrick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"Hannah remains too superficial to ever be engaging. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Back for a third outing is 14-year-old Hannah, the breezy white star of her own local television show, this time bound for a treasure hunt that will be filmed for a new on-air project. Read full book review >

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THE LOVES OF FAUSTYNA by Nina Fitzpatrick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 14, 1995

"More sit-com than satire."
A hectic tour of the last decades of Polish Communism, complete with its own nonstop laugh track, that tries too hard to be both wise and witty. Read full book review >

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MY PULSE IS AN EARTHQUAKE by Kristin FitzPatrick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"With nimble structuring and evocative prose, FitzPatrick's pleasingly cohesive collection offers as many artful callbacks and codas as dazzling explorations of emotional vacancy and rebirth."
FitzPatrick's debut collection is a stunning and intricately woven group of short stories exploring the topic of grief. Read full book review >

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WHERE WE LIVED by Christina Fitzpatrick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 3, 2001

"Earnest and conventional takes on growing up, too carefully wrought to resonate."
A first novel about five girls raised in the same town trying to survive painful childhoods and learn how to live on their own. Read full book review >

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WHAT’S THE GIRL WORTH? by Christina Fitzpatrick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 2, 2002

"Long-winded buildups and lots of drinking in upscale Madrid bars for a plucky American-in-Spain and her loser father."
A hard-shelled 20-year-old Boston University student on a summer internship in Madrid receives a visit from her longtime deadbeat dad. Read full book review >

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OPERATION JOSH TAYLOR by Melody Fitzpatrick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"Hampered by generic characterizations, this amusingly voiced but not-quite-funny comedy of errors is enjoyable but fails to dazzle. (Fiction. 8-12)"
When 13-year-old Hannah Smart's parents refuse to buy her concert tickets to see her pinup idol, superstar singer Josh Taylor, she and her genius best friend, Rachel Carter, must come up with a way to earn the money themselves. Read full book review >

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DANGEROUS LIES by Becca Fitzpatrick
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"A swoonworthy romance that doesn't really need the promised thrills. (Thriller. 14-18)"
After witnessing the aftermath of a murder, a girl assumes a false identity to hide from the drug cartel that wants her dead. Read full book review >

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WHAT I THOUGHT WAS TRUE by Huntley Fitzpatrick
ROMANCE
Released: April 15, 2014

"Much deeper than the pretty cover lets on. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A teenage girl struggles with class divisions, sex and the tricky art of communication. Read full book review >