Search Results: "Jaime Adoff"


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NAMES WILL NEVER HURT ME by Jaime Adoff
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2004

"Adoff's keen ear overcomes an improbable plot in this outstanding first novel. (Fiction. YA)"
On the first year anniversary of a shooting death at Rockville High, both the administration and the students are finding the day challenging. Read full book review >

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THE DEATH OF JAYSON PORTER by Jaime Adoff
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2008

"As Jayson comes back to life, readers can't help but wish the turnaround had been more realistic. (Fiction. YA)"
Abuse coupled with the death of a friend drives a teen over the edge and toward a new life. Read full book review >

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SMALL FRY by Jaime Adoff
by Jaime Adoff, illustrated by Mike Reed
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Cathartic and encouraging fun. (Picture book/poetry. 6-8)"
As all those petite, wannabe-tall yet slow-to-grow youngsters know, life as a small fry can have its disadvantages. Read full book review >

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POETRY
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"It's a risky enterprise, a picture book specifically aimed at teens, but the striking graphics and teen-friendly subject may well make it a viable one. (Picture book/poetry. 12+)"
An illustrated collection of poems seeks to celebrate teen engagement with music in its many forms. Read full book review >

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DIGGING FOR DIRT by Jaime Lowe
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 2, 2008

"Rousing and well-informed, though a bit too impressed with itself."
The late firecracker MC gets his due in a worshipful eulogy. Read full book review >

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TWILIGHT AT THE EQUATOR by Jaime Manrique
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 25, 1997

"A powerful take on various forms of violence, suicide, political repression, sexual abuse, and the possibility of transcending them through love and art. (Author tour)"
Poet and novelist Manrique (Latin Moon in Manhattan, 1992, etc.) returns with further tales of Santiago (Sammy) Martinez, a gay Colombian writer/filmmaker tormented by past and present horrors despite his picaresque, cosmopolitan life. Read full book review >

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THE BASKET COUNTS by Arnold Adoff

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GARDEN LAKES by Jaime Clarke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2016

"An intriguing cross-section of loneliness and power in the world of boys and men."
Charlie Martens recounts an ill-fated high school program that haunts him into adulthood. Read full book review >

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BURNING EMERALD by Jaime Reed
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 1, 2012

"The simultaneous broadening of world, story and character will please fans. (discussion questions) (Paranormal romance. 13-17)"
Adjusting to her new status as a Cambion and the rest of the fallout from Living Violet (2012), Samara learns just how complicated sharing a single body with an extra soul can be. Read full book review >

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ALICE & LUCY WILL WORK FOR BUNK BEDS by Jaime Temairik
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 5, 2016

"The stakes, as they are, never get much higher than a trashed party pastry, but spending time with Lucy and Alice is well worth it. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A pair of bear sisters who get along great, except when it comes to sharing a bed, work up a sweet plan to buy bunk beds—but things get messy along the way. Read full book review >