Search Results: "Gina Damico"


BOOK REVIEW

HELLHOLE by Gina Damico
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Hilarious—all the way through. (Fantasy. 12-18)"
A dark comedy follows the misadventures of a boy trying to get rid of the devil that has moved into his basement. Read full book review >

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CROAK by Gina Damico
Released: March 20, 2012

"Fantasy fans who like their tales gritty and filled with irreverent humor will be eager for the follow-up. (Paranormal comedy. 13-18)"
A teen hellion realizes her calling as a grim reaper in this derivative but enjoyable novel set in an unusual town in upstate New York. Read full book review >

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WASTE OF SPACE by Gina Damico
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 11, 2017

"Like the TV show it's about, nothing in this novel is as it seems, but the journey to discover the truth is out of this world. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Ten teenagers are launched into "space" to entertain insatiable TV audiences in Damico's satirical novel. Read full book review >

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ROGUE by Gina Damico
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"A gut-wrenching, laugh-out-loud, gritty, honest and brave ending to an appealing trilogy. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
Sarcastic—sometimes devastatingly so—repartee connects readers to the band of surly teenage grim reapers risking everything on their mission to save the Afterlife. Read full book review >

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SCORCH by Gina Damico
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 25, 2012

"An amusing blend of whimsy and humor with serious drama and blood. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
Teenage grim reaper Lex and the rest of the underworldly inclined residents of a magical upstate-New York town return for this entertaining follow-up to Croak (2012). Read full book review >

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WAX by Gina Damico
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"An imaginative twist on an Invasion of the Body Snatchers theme, with comedy. (Horror. 12-18)"
Poppy lives in Paraffin, Vermont, dominated by the Grosholtz Candle Factory, which is both industry and tourist attraction. Read full book review >

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WASTE OF SPACE
by Thea James

"We've still applied the standard network reality casting percentages : fifty percent male, fifty percent female; sixty percent white, thirty percent ethnic, ten percent undetermined; balanced dispersal of ages from fourteen to eighteen; plus the four Golden Tokens: gay, foreigner, disabled, and orphan. As per usual, we'll be throwing all sorts of plot bombs and crazy situations at the ...


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BOOK REVIEW

UP AND AT ‘EM WITH WINNIE AND ERNST by Gina Freschet
ANIMALS
Released: March 14, 2005

"The humorous situations and amusing illustrations will leave them ready for more. (Fiction. 5-8)"
Best pals Winnie and Ernst have each other's back at all times. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FEET MAN AND MR. TINY by Gina Freschet
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2006

"Measured by the foot—this rates ten toes. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Feet Man has a pretty uncomfortable life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BETO AND THE BONE DANCE by Gina Freschet
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 2, 2001

"Spanish terms pepper the text and vibrant drawings with a decidedly south-of-the-border flavor add a richness to this tale of the remembrance of the dead through the celebration of their lives. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Freschet returns to the theme of Mexican holiday she celebrated so well in Naty's Parade (2000). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PEOPLE I WANTED TO BE by Gina Ochsner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 11, 2005

"Eleven stories that possess restraint and edge: a powerful combination."
Elegantly unsettling fiction by Flannery O'Connor Award winner Ochsner (The Necessary Grace to Fall, 2002), who charts some strange goings-on within emigrant communities. Read full book review >