Search Results: "Jennifer L. Scott"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 6, 2012

"Lighthearted and silly, full of advice as patently obvious as it is sensible."
Daily Connoisseur blogger Scott explains what she learned about living well from the two French families she stayed with a decade ago as a student in Paris. Read full book review >

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PRIMED AND READY
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Violet Grenade by Victoria Scott

Cover Story: Pretty Deadly
BFF Charm: Caution!
Swoonworthy Scale: 6
Talky Talk: Unreliable Narrator
Bonus Factor: Mysterious Loner Dude
Anti-Bonus Factor: Awful Grownups
Relationship Status: Friends?

Trigger Warning: Violet Grenade features scenes of attempted assault, abuse, and bullying, and touches on very dark themes of death and murder. Some situations might be ...


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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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BOOK REVIEW

NATURE
Released: April 15, 2010

"A volume that just may inspire young readers to pursue career paths both exciting and green. (endnotes, resources, index) (Nonfiction. 12 & up)"
From the Arctic Ocean to Africa to Oregon, people are finding exciting careers that help save the planet, and this lively and graphically upbeat volume presents some of the stories behind this green revolution. Read full book review >

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STONE COLD TOUCH by Jennifer L. Armentrout
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 1, 2014

"Demonic fun. (Paranormal romance. 14-18)"
The saga of a girl who's a hybrid of demon and Warden, the gargoyle-type creatures who fight demons, continues (White Hot Kiss, 2014).Read full book review >

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OUR ONLY MAY AMELIA by Jennifer L. Holm
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 1999

"Still, the robust characterizations captivate, the lilting dialogue twangs, and the sharply individual first-person narrative gives the material authority and polish. (Fiction. 10-12)"
May Amelia, the feisty lovable heroine of Holm's fetching novel, "ain't no proper young lady." Read full book review >

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BOSTON JANE by Jennifer L. Holm
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2004

"While this is not as compelling as the previous two titles, Jane's fans will delight in the turn of events and celebrate with her. (Fiction. 10-14)"
In the third installment of her trilogy about Boston Jane, Holm continues the drama of white settlers in the Washington Territory, some of whom embrace the Chinook way of life and many of whom disdain their so-called "savage" ways. Read full book review >

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FULL OF BEANS by Jennifer L. Holm
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"Filled with humor, heart, and warmth; readers can only hope to hear more about the Curry clan. (author's note with photographs, list of 1930s child actors, popular sayings, gang rules, and websites) (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
A prequel to a beloved novel reveals more about a boy who's full of mischief, heart, and conscience. Read full book review >

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DON'T LOOK BACK by Jennifer L. Armentrout
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 15, 2014

"An engaging, if flawed, mixture of mean girls, steamy romance and psychological terror. (Thriller. 14-18)"
This engrossing thriller packs a heady atmospheric punch with plenty of theatrical scares, but it's a bit too transparent to fully succeed as a mystery. Read full book review >

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THE CREEK by Jennifer L. Holm
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2003

"The thriller aspects, though, are on target, ratcheting up the tension with leisurely precision—sure to find a ready audience. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A band of preteens finds itself the target of ghoulish mischief after a neighborhood bad boy returns home from a stint in juvie. Read full book review >

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THE PROBLEM WITH FOREVER by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Released: May 17, 2016

"A mainstream romance that covers well-trod territory. (Romance. 13 & up)"
After surviving a horrific foster home together, a girl is reunited with the boy who always sought to protect her. Read full book review >