Search Results: "Jennifer Donnelly"


BOOK REVIEW

THESE SHALLOW GRAVES by Jennifer Donnelly
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"Readers who love costume dramas will relish this one. (Historical mystery. 13-17)"
In 19th-century Manhattan, socialite Jo Monfort's wealthy father meets an untimely death. Read full book review >

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DEEP BLUE by Jennifer Donnelly
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 6, 2014

"Readers who put aside the sense that they are being primed for products and just imagine the movie it ought to be may find it palatable enough. (Fantasy. 11-14)"
The award-winning author teams up with Disney to deliver a book seemingly tailor-made for commercial success. Read full book review >

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A NORTHERN LIGHT by Jennifer Donnelly
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2003

"While tighter writing would have enhanced the work, this is nevertheless an absorbing story that will appeal strongly to the growing number of historical fiction fans. (Historical fiction. 12+)"
Donnelly combines a mystery with a coming-of-age story about a girl choosing among family obligations, romance, and education. Read full book review >

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THE TEA ROSE by Jennifer Donnelly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Bland, despite the gruesome-deaths quotient."
A bright, plucky, and (of course) beautiful Cockney girl escapes poverty and violence in the Whitechapel neighborhood of Victorian-era London to make her fortune in New York City. Read full book review >

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THE WILD ROSE by Jennifer Donnelly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 2, 2011

"But is Max that much a rotter, and Seamie that much a hero? Read this aspirational potboiler and find out. Or not."
Want to end the war to end all wars? Put a mountaineer—and a woman mountaineer—to the task. Read full book review >

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REVOLUTION by Jennifer Donnelly
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 12, 2010

"The novel is rich with detail, and both the Brooklyn and Paris settings provide important grounding for the haunting and beautifully told story. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Andi Alpers, a 17-year-old music lover, is about to be expelled from her elite private school. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST by Jennifer Donnelly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"Readers who love Beauty and the Beast will greatly enjoy the opportunity to spend more time with their story. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Beauty and the Beast are back, along with the familiar cast of characters from Disney's films. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WINTER ROSE by Jennifer Donnelly
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Horatio Alger meets a bodice-ripper meets Hemingway, with Dickensian dashes for good measure. Still, mostly a bodice-ripper, and a middling one at that."
Where's Jack the Ripper when you need him? Read full book review >

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HUMBLE PIE by Jennifer Donnelly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Yum. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A dynamite union of a debut author with a veteran illustrator teaches a wry lesson with a unique scheme. Read full book review >

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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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BOOK REVIEW

THE GIRL IN THE PHOTOGRAPH by Gabrielle Donnelly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 1998

"Still, when the Mystery is unveiled, it hardly seems worth the journey."
Britisher Donnelly (Holy Mother, 1987, etc.) offers a semicomic novel about the search for family identity that misses the mark—despite well-honed characters and good intentions. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A HIPPO IN OUR YARD by Liza Donnelly
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2016

"'I told you!' Ah...words of gratification. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Donnelly, a cartoonist for the New Yorker magazine, brings her twisty imagination to strange happenings in Sally's backyard. Read full book review >