Search Results: "Jennifer E. Smith"


BOOK REVIEW

THE GEOGRAPHY OF YOU AND ME by Jennifer E.  Smith
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 10, 2014

"Truth about love always gets our attention, and this book will catch readers'. (Fiction. 12-18)"
As she did in The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight (2012), Smith fashions long-distance travel into a metaphor for the leaps of faith that love demands. Read full book review >

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THE COMEBACK SEASON by Jennifer E.  Smith
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 4, 2008

"But even though Smith's clean, uncomplicated prose and gently told story are more Sarah Dessen than Chris Crutcher, both romantics and sports fans will find something here to like. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Hope springs eternal for one Chicago Cubs fan even as she struggles to come to terms with her father's death. Read full book review >

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HELLO, GOODBYE, AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN by Jennifer E.  Smith
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Another smart and savvy book to add to Smith's oeuvre. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Tomorrow Clare and Aidan head to colleges at opposite ends of the country, leaving just 12 hours to decide whether to break up now or, as they fear, to allow distance and change to do it for them—either way, it's going to be a long night. Read full book review >

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THE STORM MAKERS by Jennifer E.  Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2012

"Credible and timely fantasy for the global-warming generation. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Contemporary twins in rural Wisconsin discover what's really behind the weather in this meteorological tale of power and sibling solidarity. Read full book review >

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YOU ARE HERE by Jennifer E.  Smith
ANIMALS
Released: May 19, 2009

"Still, it's a half-relayed journey at best, one that fails to deal realistically with money, potty breaks or other mundane details of life on the road—a lapse that might well prove fatal with readers. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Two 16-year-old loners plus a dog take a road trip that brings them together; it's a familiar plot, but Smith invests her somewhat odd and isolated characters with some distinctions that help to make this feel more fresh than that description might lead readers to believe. Read full book review >

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THIS IS WHAT HAPPY LOOKS LIKE by Jennifer E.  Smith
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 2, 2013

"It's a minor quibble, though, next to the author's strong suit: a cast of vivid, sympathetic characters whose fate matters to readers and keeps them turning the pages. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
A typo misdirects teen film star Graham's email to Ellie in Henley, Maine, launching an intense epistolary friendship that rapidly becomes an anchor for each. Read full book review >

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WINDFALL by Jennifer E.  Smith
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 2, 2017

"Smart and entertaining, as to be expected from Smith. (Fiction. 12-17)"
When the lottery ticket Alice gives to Teddy, the boy she's secretly loved for years, wins him a fortune, they discover money really does change everything. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 2, 2012

"Yes, many teens face more compelling problems than those of a smart, attractive daughter of affluent and loving, if estranged, parents; but Smith's acute insights make Hadley's heartache and loss as real as the magical unfurling of new love. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
A smartly observed novel rises above its apparently easy structure. Read full book review >

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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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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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BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE RED ROLLS AWAY by Linda Whalen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2017

"Designed to address the anxieties moving holds for children, this book is competent and clear. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Little Red, a small barn, is moved from his home, much to his distress. Read full book review >