Search Results: "Jenny Goebel"


BOOK REVIEW

FORTUNE FALLS by Jenny Goebel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"Still, it's not the worst luck to pick this up; there are some nice moments, humor, and a satisfying ending. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Can bad luck ever be a good thing? Read full book review >

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TORTURE THE ARTIST by Joey Goebel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 27, 2004

"Not bad as a concept, but this Hollywood roman à clef never comes to life."
From second-novelist Goebel (The Anomalies, 2003) a dull-edged satire about an entertainment conglomerate that tries to put the pain back into artists' lives. Read full book review >

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THE ANOMALIES by Joey Goebel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 16, 2003

"Dispensing with plot, Goebel wings it, credibility take the hindmost. It doesn't work."
First novel by the 21-year-old Goebel, former lead singer of the punk band The Mullets: a tale of five oddballs who form a rock band in small-town Kentucky: 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 >

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THE CHARMING LIFE OF IZZY MALONE by Jenny Lundquist
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 29, 2016

"This story of an atypical girl, her family, and friends, laced with middle school drama, is indeed a charming one. (Fiction. 8-12)"
When her parents enroll her in a charm school, a nonconforming middle schooler finds her life transformed. Read full book review >