Search Results: "Jennifer Barrett"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SEVEN TREASURE HUNTS by Betsy Byars
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 1991

"Wryly comical drawings: eminently approachable format. (Fiction/Young readers. 7-10)"
Organized in seven chapters cleverly titled to ensure interest ("The Hunt for the Chocolate ['Stolen,' 'Buried,' 'Garbage,' etc.] Treasure"), the comical doings of two friends who spend a busy day devising treasure hunts for each other. Read full book review >

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BEST BOOKS OF 2017: JENNIFER EGAN
by Rachel Sugar

Manhattan Beach is not the novel Jennifer Egan set out to write, in large part because Jennifer Egan, Pulitzer Prize winner, doesn’t write by following plans. “I don’t really know what I’m going to do before I do it,” she tells me over salads—she recommends the arugula, “if you’re in a salad-y mood, it’s very salad-y”—at Olea in her ...


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GO ASK ALICE WHAT REALLY HAPPENED
by Jennie K.

 

BOOK REPORT for The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu

Cover Story: Sticks and Stones

BFF Charm: Maybe

Swoonworthy Scale: 3

Talky Talk: Just the Facts, Ma’am

Anti-Bonus Factor: Small-Minded Small Town

Relationship Status: See You at School

 

Cover Story: Sticks and Stones

The cover brings to mind the old chestnut, “Sticks and stones may break my bones ...


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MAP ME A WAY TO YOUR HEART
by Sarah Pitre

 

BOOK REPORT for The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith

Cover Story: The Geography of Jennifer E. Smith
BFF Charm: Maybe x 2
Swoonworthy Scale: 4
Talky Talk: The School of Sarah Dessen
Bonus Factors: Globetrotting, Postcards
Relationship Status: Vacation Hook-up

Cover Story: The Geography of Jennifer E. Smith

This is Jennifer E. Smith's third ...


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YOU CAN'T DIG UP DIRT WITHOUT GETTING DIRTY
by Sarah Pitre

 

BOOK REPORT for These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly 

Cover Story: Pretty Grave
BFF Charm: Big Sister
Swoonworthy Scale: 6
Talky Talk: Old-Fashioned
Bonus Factors: Feminism, Mystery
Relationship Status: Whirlwind Romance

 

Cover Story: Pretty Grave

Given that this is neither a ghost story nor a zombie book, I might have gone a different direction with the artwork, but ...


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YOU SAY YOU WANT A REVOLUTION
by Jennie K.

Cover credit: Macmillan/Roaring Brook Press

BOOK REPORT for Moxie (ISBN13: 978-1-62672-635-2) by Jennifer Mathieu

Cover Story: What’s Black and White and Full of Girl Power?

BFF Charm: Platinum

Swoonworthy Scale: 6

Talky Talk: Straight Up With A Riot Grrl Twist

Bonus Factor: Intersectional Feminism

Relationship Status: Riot Reader

 

Cover Story: What’s Black and White and Full of Girl ...


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WHEN HISTORY IS BURIED ALONGSIDE THE BODIES
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for Dreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham

Cover Story: Big Face Split Screen
BFF Charm: Yay
Swoonworthy Scale: 1
Talky Talk: She Said, He Said
Bonus Factors: Awesome Grownups
Relationship Status: So This Is Love

Cover Story: Big Face Split Screen

As a rule, I generally don’t like Big Face covers, and as with all rules, there are exceptions ...


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BEFORE SUNRISE, BEFORE COLLEGE
by Sarah Pitre

 

BOOK REPORT for Hello, Goodbye, and Everything In Between by Jennifer E. Smith

Cover Story: The Jennifer E. Smith Treatment
BFF Charm: Roger Murtaugh
Swoonworthy Scale: 5
Talky Talk: Straight Up
Bonus Factor: College Transition
Relationship Status: Keep In Touch

 

Cover Story: The Jennifer E. Smith Treatment

This cover, with its black and white photograph, playful typography ...


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IT'S HANDLED
by Mandy Wan

BOOK REPORT for The Fixer (Book 1) by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

 

Cover Story: X Marks Which Spot?
BFF Charm: Yay!
Swoonworthy Scale:
 2
Talky Talk: Page Turner
Bonus Factors:
 Scandal, Private School, Family 
Relationship Status: Just What I Was Looking For

 

Cover Story: X Marks Which Spot?

What happens when a cover doesn't want to ...


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BOOK REVIEW

PICKLES TO PITTSBURGH by Judi Barrett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"It takes over the story, leaving it without any momentum of its own. (Picture book. 4-8)"
From the creators of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (1978) comes another bizarre food tale. Read full book review >

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THE STEPSISTER'S TALE by Tracy Barrett
ROMANCE
Released: June 24, 2014

"Highly imaginative as well as insightful, this outstanding revision has the power to entrance and provoke thought. (Romance. 12-18)"
Despite the singular title, this clever and sensitive retelling of "Cinderella" takes the viewpoint of the supposedly evil stepsisters and turns the story inside out. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"A fun series continues unabated. (Mystery. 8-12)"
It's one thing to discover that Sherlock Holmes was your ancestor. Read full book review >