Search Results: "Joelle Charbonneau"


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INDEPENDENT STUDY by Joelle Charbonneau
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Though this novel feels at times a bit too much like an extended setup for the final installment, shocking last-minute revelations about a potential rebellion against the government will leave many readers eagerly anticipating the series conclusion. (Dystopian adventure. 12-18)"
Having survived the gladiatorial university entrance exam in The Testing (2013), Cia and her childhood friends begin studying to become leading rebuilders of their post-apocalyptic society. Read full book review >

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THE TESTING by Joelle Charbonneau
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 4, 2013

"Though genre elements are in place, this page-turner earns an A for freshness. (Dystopian adventure. 12 & up)"
There are no grades in this dystopian future—only survival. Read full book review >

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SKATING ON THE EDGE by Joelle Charbonneau
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Rebecca's amusing third continues to flesh out its continuing characters while providing an eccentric bunch of murder suspects."
A skating rink owner is involved in yet another murder. Read full book review >

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TIME BOMB by Joelle Charbonneau
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 13, 2018

"A keenly crafted thriller. (Thriller. 12-16)"
When a suburban high school is devastated by a bombing, a diverse group of teens gathers to find a way out. Read full book review >

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NEED by Joelle Charbonneau
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A frothy mystery that trips over its desire for social relevance. (Thriller. 12-16)"
A mysterious social network sows discontent. Read full book review >

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GRADUATION DAY by Joelle Charbonneau
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 3, 2014

"Conspiracies, counterconspiracies, lies and double crosses: It's quite a ride. (Dystopian thriller. 12 & up)"
After discovering in Independent Study (2014) that the rebellion is secretly controlled by the administration it purports to act against, Cia must choose whom to trust. Read full book review >

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SKATING OVER THE LINE by Joelle Charbonneau
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"Rebecca's second (Skating Around the Law, 2010) features the Midwest's laid-back answer to Stephanie Plum in another funny, spunky romp."
A small-town girl who yearns to go back to Chicago is saddled with a reputation as a crime fighter. Read full book review >

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DIVIDING EDEN by Joelle Charbonneau
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 6, 2017

"Predictable and offering too little adventure, save for the twist that will propel the sequel. (Fantasy. 13-18)"
After assassins kill the king and his heir, the remaining royal twins compete to earn the throne. Read full book review >

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SKATING UNDER THE WIRE by Joelle Charbonneau
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"The fourth entry in Charbonneau's amusing series is her best, combining the usual quirky characters with more romance and a surprising denouement."
Who would kill a sweet, elderly nursing home resident? Read full book review >

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SKATING AROUND THE LAW by Joelle Charbonneau
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 5, 2010

"Funny and sexy, with a teasing mystery. Janet Evanovich fans will find Charbonneau's debut a good fix while they're waiting for Stephanie Plum's latest."
A country-born urbanite's return to the big city is delayed by murder. Read full book review >

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THE LAMB WHO CAME FOR DINNER by Steve Smallman
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"March 2007) or Delphine Perrot's Big Bad Wolf and Me (2006). (Picture book. 5-7)"
A sweet iteration of the "Big Bad Wolf Mellows Out" theme. Read full book review >

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PANORAMA by Fani Marceau
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2009

"Watch for children stretching out the whole across a floor, and eagerly turning it over to see the dreams in the world at night. (Picture book. 5-10)"
A sparely beautiful tour of the world. Read full book review >