Search Results: "Jessica Brody"


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UNFORGOTTEN by Jessica Brody
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"A solid second installment that should please fans of the first. (Science fiction. 12-18)"
On the run from Diotech, the biotechnology company that created her, Sera has time traveled with her beloved Zen to an English farm in the year 1609. Read full book review >

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UNREMEMBERED by Jessica Brody
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 5, 2013

"Fast-paced and sure to satisfy romance-oriented readers, if not skeptics. (Science fiction. 12-18)"
What should a 16-year-old girl with no memories trust: her own instincts or the cryptic words of a boy who insists she knows him? Read full book review >

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52 REASONS TO HATE MY FATHER by Jessica Brody
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 3, 2012

"It's sure to be enjoyed by teens, but this novel is just another example of poor-little-rich-girl lit. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
There's no reason to hate this novel, but there are certainly plenty of reasons to feel apathetic about this formulaic work. Read full book review >

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BOYS OF SUMMER by Jessica Brody
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 5, 2016

"A promising idea sabotaged by poor pacing and narcissistic characters. (Romance. 14-18)"
Winlock Harbor has been Ian Handler and Grayson Cartwright's summer vacation spot for years, and they've always spent their summers hanging out with local Mike Metzler. But this summer, their final summer before college, is filled with drama. Read full book review >

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MY LIFE UNDECIDED by Jessica Brody
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 7, 2011

"A pleasant, if gimmicky, romantic comedy. (Fiction. 12-15)"
A teenager fed up with the consequences of her actions creates an anonymous blog and asks readers to take control of her life choices. Read full book review >

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ADDIE BELL'S SHORTCUT TO GROWING UP by Jessica Brody
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"Warm, if frothy, acknowledgment of the value of keeping true, longtime friends. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
On the eve of her 12th birthday Addie wishes she were 16. Read full book review >

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A WEEK OF MONDAYS by Jessica Brody
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"Solidly nonsmutty fare for readers who want to imagine they can get it right too. (Romance. 12-16)"
With school pictures, a history pop quiz, a speech in front of the student body, and varsity softball tryouts, Ellie, a junior, finds herself repeating the same maddening day until she gets it right. Read full book review >

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IN SOME OTHER LIFE by Jessica Brody
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"Readers will find themselves wondering 'What if?' right along with Kennedy. (Fiction. 13-18)"
Three years ago, Kennedy Rhodes passed up her dream—a spot at a prestigious high school—for a boy she hardly knew. Read full book review >

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THE KARMA CLUB by Jessica Brody
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2010

"The action-packed narrative builds an impressive amount of suspense for what is essentially a comic romance, and readers might learn a thing or two about Buddhist philosophy along the way. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Debut novelist Brody has created a bright, funny protagonist who is immensely likable. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2001

"Vividly told, full of striking detail, and utterly fascinating."
The shift from hunting to farming is a major watershed in human history. Here, an anthropologist describes the worldview of surviving hunting cultures. Read full book review >

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DEATH OF AN AVID READER by Frances Brody
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Brody (Murder on a Summer's Day, 2016, etc.) has the style of the classic British cozy down pat. Plenty of distinctive characters, charming animals, and twists and turns add up to a delightful, though not particularly taxing, mystery."
A socially superior private detective seeks a child long ago given up for adoption. Read full book review >

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DEATH AT THE SEASIDE by Frances Brody
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"In addition to re-creating the feeling of the golden age, Brody this time provides a stronger mystery than usual."
A private investigator finds yet another vacation ruined by murder. Read full book review >