Search Results: "Janette Rallison"


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FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Nevertheless, by focusing on events of enormous import to adolescent girls and by keeping the laughs coming, she again delivers a high-school romp that will give readers plenty of fun. (Fiction. 12-16)"
This new comedy from Rallison focuses on two best friends with crushes on the same boy. Read full book review >

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HOW TO TAKE THE EX OUT OF EX-BOYFRIEND by Janette Rallison
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 1, 2007

"Fast-paced and funny, Rallison's latest will satisfy faithful fans and will encourage new ones to join the fun. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Caught between her popular boyfriend, Jesse, and her headstrong twin, Dante, Giovanna (16) is forced to take sides in the upcoming student-council election. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"This is a witty, often hilarious romp that should appeal to young readers looking for light, enjoyable fiction. (Fiction. YA)"
In this high-school comedy, popular Samantha tries to compensate for her abysmally low SAT scores by running for student-body president. Read full book review >

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MY DOUBLE LIFE by Janette Rallison
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 2010

"Good, clean, 'Pop Star and the Pauper' fun. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Eighteen-year-old Alexia, the only half-Anglo, half-Latina girl in her school, is a doppelgänger for singing superstar Kari Kingsley. Read full book review >

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MY UNFAIR GODMOTHER by Janette Rallison
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 12, 2011

"Chrissy and Tansy anyway. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
The sequel to My Fair Godmother (2009) pits the distracted, wayward Chrysanthemum Everstar, moonlighting as a tooth fairy while maneuvering to enter Fairy Godmother University, against a confused 17-year-old girl who acts out angrily in response to the divorce of her parents. Read full book review >

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JUST ONE WISH by Janette Rallison
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2009

"Although at times over the top, this comedy is a modern-day Robin Hood story itself, complete with unbelievable romance, hammy action scenes and only the best of intentions. (Fiction. YA)"
When 17-year-old Annika's younger brother is diagnosed with brain cancer, her family's world flips upside-down. Read full book review >

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MY FAIR GODMOTHER by Janette Rallison
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

A decidedly non-serious 16-year-old Virginia student wishes herself into fairy-tale land in Rallison's giddy, ornately plotted fantasy. Read full book review >

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IT’S A MALL WORLD AFTER ALL by Janette Rallison
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Plenty of laughs and some insight too. (Fiction. YA)"
Charlotte is a girl with problems, mostly of her own making, in Rallison's funny character study. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"The unintentionally hilarious politically correct rewrite of West Side Story, an entertainingly vicious rivalry between two teen drama queens and the likely reconciliation of Jordan's parents add to the fun. (Fiction. 12 )"
Pleasant and predictable, this light teen romance, told in a convincingly breathless first-person narrative, focuses on a small-town high-school girl's dramatic aspirations and romantic mishaps. Read full book review >

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FIREFLY by Janette Jenkins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"A charming but unsentimental evocation of celebrity."
For her fifth novel, the British author offers a seductive snapshot of Noël Coward, that consummate man of the theater. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2000

"Valuable warnings for women and a passionate, well-based explanation of one particular medical viewpoint."
A strongly worded alert to the environmental causes of breast cancer, and an equally strong call for political and personal action. Read full book review >

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ORPHEUS LOST by Janette Turner Hospital
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 9, 2007

"The themes of redemption and reconciliation are not quite as electrifying as the author's scary portrait of an America deformed by fear and anger, but a novel that grapples so thoughtfully with such resonant issues demands close attention."
Hospital (North of Nowhere, South of Loss, 2004, etc.) turns the mythical tables, sending a modern-day Eurydice to hellish secret interrogation facilities in search of her Orpheus, a musician suspected of terrorist ties. Read full book review >