Search Results: "Heather Cleary"


BOOK REVIEW

THE DARK by Sergio Chejfec
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"A wistful, winding contemplation of that long dark night of the soul."
In this novel from Chejfec (The Planets, 2012, etc.), originally published in 2000 in the author's native Argentina, a man remembers his relationship with a factory worker whose life was different from his own. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PRICKLES VS. THE DUST BUNNIES by Daniel Cleary
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A stiff, flat, lifeless knockoff. (Graphic picture book. 6-8)"
A neatnik cat repeatedly and fruitlessly orders dust bunnies to leave in this conspicuously uninspired domestic drama. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY OWN TWO FEET by Beverly Cleary
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 27, 1995

"In her, readers will find a character worthy of even Cleary's imagination. (Biography. 12+)"
Continuing her memoirs, begun so successfully in The Girl From Yamhill (1988), Cleary here covers the eventful years that began with her boarding a bus for junior college in California and ended with the publication of her first children's book in 1946. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LUCKIEST GIRL by Beverly Cleary
FICTION
Released: Sept. 10, 1958

"That same balance of humor and understanding, and the calmly affirmative outlook which have distinguished Beverly Cleary's many successful books for younger readers, makes this a teen-age story, a cut above the average."
A sixteen-year-old girl gains perspective into herself and her family when she leaves her comfortable Oregon home and spends a year visiting with friends in California. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RAMONA'S WORLD by Beverly Cleary
Released: Aug. 25, 1999

"While her book doesn't match what's in the newspapers, it's a timeless, serene alternative for children, especially those with less than happy realities. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Ramona returns (Ramona Forever, 1988, etc.), and she's as feisty as ever, now nine-going-on-ten (or "zeroteen," as she calls it). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FIFTEEN by Beverly Cleary
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 12, 1956

"It is very amusing, perceptive writing that tells much about being fifteen and should make marvellous reading for any girl who finds herself left out of things and normally irritated by the rest of the world."
From Henry Huggins, Ellen Tebbits and the third and fourth grade circuit, Beverly Cleary has moved into the teens to write a book about a girl and her first boy friend that is funny and grand because it doesn't pretend to be anything other than what it is. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Existentialism and Romantic Love by Skye Cleary
Released: March 28, 2015

"An excellent academic work that will enlighten readers looking for personal meaning in masterpieces of the existential movement."
An examination of romantic love and relationships through the lens of existential philosophy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SISTER OF THE BRIDE by Beverly Cleary
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 25, 1963

"404, J-232) and many other favorites."
Young daydreams of lacy, lack, formal weddings, eighteen-year old practicality, and sensible parental planning combine to form a plodding trek to the aisle. Read full book review >

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YOU AND ME COULD WRITE A BAD ROMANCE
by Mandy Wan

BOOK REPORT for Bad Romance by Heather Demetrios

Cover Story: I Want Your Ugly, I Want Your Disease
BFF Charm: Oda Mae Brown
Swoonworthy Scale:
 A Wary 7
Talky Talk: Goodbye to You
Bonus Factors:
 Best Friends, Theatre, Shades of Gray
Relationship Status: I'll Be There for You

Trigger Warnings: Dating Violence, Suicide Attempt

Cover Story: I Want Your ...


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BOOK REVIEW

JEAN AND JOHNNY by Beverly Cleary
FICTION
Released: Aug. 19, 1959

"Hers is a revealing looking glass for the many readers who will instinctively identify themselves with Jean."
When fifteen-year-old Jean Jarrett transfers her affections from television idol Kip Ladish to an arrogant classmate, the whole kaleidoscope of adult relationships overwhelms her. Read full book review >