Search Results: "Hannah Jayne"


BOOK REVIEW

THE ESCAPE by Hannah Jayne
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 7, 2015

"Hollow. (Mystery. 12-16)"
A hiking trip turns into a crime scene, and a small town is thrown into turmoil. Read full book review >

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SEE JANE RUN by Hannah Jayne
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Nevertheless, a quick, mostly entertaining read. (Thriller. 13 & up)"
The teen years are a time of self-discovery and exploration. For Riley Spencer, this is harder than for most, because she's no longer sure of anything…even her name. Read full book review >

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THE DARE by Hannah Jayne
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 1, 2014

"Brynna's guilt-induced psychosis makes for a page-turner in the spirit of Lois Duncan's classic I Know What You Did Last Summer; it will undoubtedly please the thriller-loving crowd. (Thriller. 13-15)"
After the death of her best friend, a high school girl is haunted by something: Whether it's conscience, ghost or merely human demons is unclear. Read full book review >

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TRULY, MADLY, DEADLY by Hannah Jayne
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 2, 2013

"An engaging balance of atmosphere and action. (Suspense. 14-18)"
In a fast-paced thriller, a teen whose boyfriend died in a drunken driving accident finds that a killer is targeting her enemies. Read full book review >

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THE REVENGE by Hannah Jayne
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 4, 2017

"A decent hook ruined by shoddy characters and limp plotting. (Thriller. 12-16)"
When a local teen celebrity goes missing, her ex-boyfriend becomes the prime suspect. Read full book review >

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MAYA ANGELOU by Jayne Pettit
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"Incredibly, not a word of her poetry or prose appears in this perfunctory rendering. (Biography. 8-11)"
In this dull entry in the Rainbow Biography series, Pettit (A Time to Fight Back, 1996, etc.) sets out to tell the story of a ``remarkable woman who has survived the pain of abandonment, the anguish of child abuse, and the hatred of racial intolerance.'' The abandonment, abuse, and hatred are dutifully chronicled from the time the girl who would become Maya, age three, and her four-year- old brother are shipped off to live in Stamps, Arkansas—Klan country—to her rape in St. Read full book review >

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TOMATO GIRL by Jayne Pupek
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 26, 2008

"Pupek creates a strong voice for Ellie but riddles the story with so many clichés that her novel becomes a caricature of itself."
Poet Pupek's first novel, the story of an 11-year-old girl with a crazy mother and a father who abandons her, lingers in the darkest corners of the Southern-gothic tradition. Read full book review >

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I LOVE MY ROBOT by Caroline Jayne Church
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 29, 2015

"Look elsewhere for board books that don't seek to confine children to stereotypes at the toddler stage. (Board book. 6 mos.-3)"
A little boy celebrates his toy robot. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PING PONG PIG by Caroline Jayne Church
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Hold fast to the spirit of youth, little Ping Pong; once pigs fly, what's to stop them from driving the family car? (Picture book. 3-6)"
Ping Pong is a pig after a child's own heart. Read full book review >

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LITTLE APPLE GOAT by Caroline Jayne Church
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"This is a delightful addition to autumnal collections. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Just in time for the autumn apple harvest comes this sweet rustic tale of an ordinary goat—ordinary except for her eating habits, that is. Read full book review >

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DIGBY TAKES CHARGE by Caroline Jayne Church
ANIMALS
Released: July 24, 2007

"Would that learning manners was always so amusing. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Digby, the new sheepdog, learns the secret to getting what he wants, and teaches readers an important lesson in manners at the same time. Read full book review >