Search Results: "Heather Cocks"


BOOK REVIEW

MESSY by Heather Cocks
Released: June 5, 2012

"For most of the lowlife celebrities skewered, fame will be justly fleeting, but this novel should have a longer shelf life, thanks to a cast of complex characters who offer ample evidence that, F. Scott Fitzgerald notwithstanding, the rich and famous are like you and me. (Fiction. 15 & up)"
Sisters Brooke (budding Tinseltown diva) and Molly (level-headed Midwesterner) return, along with Brick Berlin, their self-absorbed, dimly sweet megastar dad, in a companion piece to Spoiled (2011), gleefully sending up celebrity blogs and social networking. Read full book review >

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SPOILED by Heather Cocks
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 1, 2011

"Names aren't so much dropped as smashed; for maximum enjoyment, less-invested readers may require a 'who's who' of trashy celebrities. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
Brooke Berlin—accomplished power shopper, prima-donna-in-training and daughter of film megastar Brick Berlin—thought she was an only child. Read full book review >

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THE ROYAL WE by Heather Cocks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 7, 2015

"Pages of biting humor and breathtaking glamour rewrite a fairy tale into something more satisfying than a stack of tabloids."
Fashion bloggers Cocks and Morgan (Spoiled, 2011, etc.) debunk the princess fantasy in a fictional tell-all inspired by the courtship of Kate Middleton and Prince William.Read full book review >

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SOMEWHERE ONLY WE KNOW
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for I'll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios

Cover Story: Motel California
BFF Charm: Goose and Maverick
Swoonworthy Scale:
 10
Talky Talk: She Says, He Remembers
Bonus Factors:
 Semper Fi, Depiction of Poverty, Kitschy Motel
Relationship Status: Take My Breath Away

 

Cover Story: Motel California

Thank you, Henry Holt and Co., for resisting the ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE CEMETERY BOYS by Heather Brewer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 30, 2015

"A slick, spooky, chilling mystery. (Horror. 12-16)"
Stephen's family returns to his father's hometown in search of a fresh start, but the town's dark history threatens to swallow them whole. Read full book review >

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SOMETHING REAL by Heather Demetrios
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Sobering and thought-provoking ideas wrapped in an engaging plot. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
This chilling satire follows one teenager's efforts to escape from the reality TV franchise financially supporting her large family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NEVER CRY WEREWOLF by Heather Davis
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2009

"Neither original nor well-developed, but fans of paranormal romance will enjoy this sweet debut. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Newly rich Shelby doesn't like her stepmother, and the feeling is mutual. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WISDOM TALES FROM AROUND THE WORLD by Heather Forest
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

As a companion to Wonder Tales from Around the World (1995, not reviewed), this is Forest's recasting of 50 fables, myths, anecdotes, and parables, all inviting readers to enjoy them as stories while picking out their barely concealed kernels of wisdom. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MARRYING KIND by Heather Conrad
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"A sometimes irreverent, sometimes poignant story of growing apart, growing together and growing up."
Sex in the City in the '70s and beyond. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOST WAX by Heather Ramsdell
Released: May 1, 1998

"A tourist —unable to offer direction— is an apt trope for these austere, cryptic poems, which most resemble the later Beckett in their singularity of non-vision."
James Tate picked this first volume for the annual National Poetry Series, and it shares with him an absurdist sensibility expressed in angular diction and skewed syntax. Read full book review >