Search Results: "Jenn Kelly"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Many of the jokes work, but too often Kelly seems like a desperate comedian, pulling out joy buzzers and chattering teeth and one rubber chicken too many. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
It's hard to believe a book could contain too many chickens, but this novel may test readers' patience. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"The frequent, lengthy narrative asides, meant to be funny, will only add to readers' confusion and frustration. (Fiction. 8-12)"
In this absurd adventure, insecure sixth grader Jackson falls into his Great Aunt Harriett's enormous hair. Read full book review >

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BAXTER GOES TO IMAGINATION LAND by Jenn Duggan
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2017

"Lap readers are sure to enjoy this trip into a canine imagination—and use this journey to jump-start their own art projects."
A dog wonders why everything around him is so strange in this rhyming ode to imagination from debut author and illustrator Duggan. Read full book review >

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HORIZON by Jenn Reese
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 8, 2014

"A fitting finale for a gripping futurist series whose four multifaceted heroes offer a strong anti-war, pro-diversity message. (Science fiction. 10-16)"
This last volume of the Above World trilogy opens where Mirage (2013) ended, with Aluna, Hoku, Dash and Calli determined to save their genetically modified races from megalomaniac Karl Strand and his technically enhanced Upgrader army. Read full book review >

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THE ANATOMICAL SHAPE OF A HEART by Jenn Bennett
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A thought-provoking exploration of art as an expression of love and pain. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Take a contemporary San Francisco, add an undertone of classic Romeo and Juliet, some grit and viscera, and this story of two remarkable teens is the result.Read full book review >

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14 HOLLOW ROAD by Jenn Bishop
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"A readable novel that won't linger long in anyone's memory. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Tornadoes aren't supposed to happen in Hitchcock, Massachusetts. Read full book review >

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THE SPACE BETWEEN by Jenn Crowell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 12, 2017

"An offbeat but overlong story of a romantic relationship."
In Crowell's (Etched on Me, 2014, etc.) novel, two long-distance friends admit their love for each other without fully considering the psychological consequences.Read full book review >

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ETCHED ON ME by Jenn Crowell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 18, 2014

"With its deft plotting, rich characterization and often hilariously poignant dialogue, Crowell's (Letting the Body Lead, 2002, etc.) latest is a gem."
A courageous survivor of sexual abuse, Lesley Holloway has always cooperated with social services. That is, until they take her newborn daughter away from her and she has to battle to win her back. Read full book review >

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A KIND OF INTIMACY by Jenn Ashworth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2010

"An impressive debut that will remind some of the work of Patricia Highsmith. A nasty, but tough-to-put-down portrait of a sociopath."
A self-absorbed young woman cannot outrun her troubled past when she tries for a new start in a British suburb. Read full book review >

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REALLY PROFESSIONAL INTERNET PERSON by Jenn McAllister
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"A vanity project that's for fans only. (Memoir. 13-17)"
A popular YouTuber releases her memoir. Read full book review >

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THE DISTANCE TO HOME by Jenn Bishop
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 28, 2016

"The life-and-death themes are thought-provoking, but readers may love the book even more for its many digressions. (baseball glossary) (Fiction. 8-12)"
Baseball, both minor league and Little League, forms the throughline for this exploration of grief. Read full book review >