Search Results: "Janet Gurtler"


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IF I TELL by Janet Gurtler
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"While not completely successful, this effort may appeal to teen readers that want more than a touch of conflict stirred into a simmering romance. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
What's a girl to do—tell or not? High-school senior Jaz sees her mother's boyfriend, Simon, sharing a serious kiss with her own best friend, then finds out her mom is pregnant with his baby. Read full book review >

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16 THINGS I THOUGHT WERE TRUE by Janet Gurtler
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 4, 2014

"Well done, sensitive and real. (Fiction. 12-17)"
A Twitter-obsessed teen gets some real friends in this appealing story about family and friendship. Read full book review >

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WHO I KISSED by Janet Gurtler
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"A touching story. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Samantha feels so guilty after her kiss actually kills a boy that she ends her champion swimming career. Read full book review >

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HOW I LOST YOU by Janet Gurtler
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 1, 2013

"This friendship story fizzles. (Fiction. 14 & Up)"
Seventeen-year-old Grace and her best friend Kya are inseparable, and they plan to keep it that way by using their mad paintball skills (yes, paintball) to make the all-women team at Seattle University. Read full book review >

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SECRETS BENEATH THE SEA by Janet Gurtler
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"A new underwater series for fans of My Little Pony and like uncomplicated fare. (Fantasy. 7-10)"
Three young mermaids work hard to keep their friendships strong against a tidal wave of drama, secrets and envy. Read full book review >

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PLANET JANET by Dyan Sheldon
FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"But it will certainly find an audience. (Fiction. 12+)"
An utterly self-absorbed British teen scrivens her frustrations with the rest of the world in her slang-filled diary, all the while blissfully ignorant of the real chaos around her. Read full book review >

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JANET RENO by Paul Anderson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 24, 1994

"A solid introduction to an American original, written with journalistic verve."
A lively, balanced portrait of the nation's first woman attorney general, by a Miami Herald reporter. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"Elucidating, descriptive and full of details to fascinate, if it lacks the artistry of such other flights as Airport, by Byron Barton. (Picture book. 3-7)"
What is it like to fly in a plane? Read full book review >

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PLANET JANET IN ORBIT by Dyan Sheldon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"A glossary of Briticisms at the end helps with the translation. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Summer has finally arrived and Janet is prepared to leave her Dark Phase behind and enjoy her summer, but not if her mother (Mad Cow) has anything to do with it. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Well-researched, but vulgar and plodding."
Bloated, stumbling account of Janet Auchincloss, her family, and the social world that produced Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"Natalia Murray, who wrote a more guarded account of her relationship with Flanner in Darlinghissima (1985), would probably be disconcerted by this one; to Flanner's many admirers it will be both revealing and gratifying. (8 pages b&w photos)"
A thoughtful portrait of two forceful, talented women, their lives while together and apart, and their enormous impact on the life and career of the author. Read full book review >

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Released: March 17, 1986

"The writing is smooth and the characters appealing."
This companion volume to Karen Kepplewhite is the World's Best Kisser takes another breezy look at preteen life. Read full book review >