Search Results: "Jenny Downham"


BOOK REVIEW

BEFORE I DIE by Jenny Downham
FICTION
Released: Sept. 25, 2007

"Lucid language makes a painful journey bearable, beautiful and transcendent. (Fiction. YA)"
With only months left to live, 16-year-old Tessa makes a list of things she must experience: sex, petty crime, fame, drugs and true love. Read full book review >

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YOU AGAINST ME by Jenny Downham
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"Unforgettable. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A tender, complex character study from the author of Before I Die (2007). Read full book review >

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UNBECOMING by Jenny Downham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"Exceptional. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Three generations of a family wrestle with secrets. Read full book review >

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Winning In Today's Workplace And Job Market by Tom Downham
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 4, 2015

"A general but useful guide to creating the best possible corporate working environment."
Downham offers a personal foray into the complexities of the modern job market from both managerial and lower-tier perspectives. Read full book review >

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TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE by Jenny Han
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 2, 2014

"Regardless, readers will likely be so swept up in the romance they can read past any flaws. (Fiction. 14-18)"
An ultimately compelling exploration of teenage growth and young love. Read full book review >

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THE OPAL CROWN by Jenny Lundquist
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"Better suited for fans of romance than fantasy enthusiasts, this concluding story will also satisfy those looking for 'clean' reads. (Fantasy. 12-16)"
The royal intrigue and twin bonding of The Princess in the Opal Mask (2013) continue in this sequel.Read full book review >

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THE EXPLOSIONIST by Jenny Davidson
FICTION
Released: July 1, 2008

"Readers willing to dive in will be eager for the sequel. (author's note) (Fantasy/alternate history. 13 & up)"
Adult novelist and scholarly author Davidson crafts a YA alternate-history/murder-mystery romp—and mostly pulls it off. Read full book review >

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WINNIE’S WAR by Jenny Moss
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"A multifaceted, nuanced debut. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
In fall of 1918, the threat of Spanish influenza tops the list of Winnie's concerns—along with her frail sister, her gentle but completely unassertive father and her mother, who remains emotionally crippled by storms from the past. Read full book review >

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BROKEN SOUP by Jenny Valentine
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2009

"This is rich, satisfying storytelling, indeed. (Fiction. YA)"
Fifteen-year-old Rowan—clever, introspective and stressed—is holding her grieving, broken family together with elbow grease and well-told lies. Read full book review >

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SAVE ME, KURT COBAIN by Jenny Manzer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 8, 2016

"A meandering exploration of abandonment and grief that switches tones too abruptly in its conclusion. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Kurt Cobain may be the answer to the central mystery of 15-year-old Nico's life. Read full book review >