Search Results: "Jolene Mercadante"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 17, 2011

"A charming portrait of unadulterated pet love."
Mercadante, a librarian and animal lover, recounts the life lessons she and her family learned after she adopted a pit bull. Read full book review >

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HAS TO BE LOVE by Jolene Perry
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Breathtakingly earnest emotions packaged in a contrived narration. (Fiction. 13-16)"
A Mormon high school senior in small-town Alaska struggles with scars—both internal and external. Read full book review >

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ALL THE FOREVER THINGS by Jolene Perry
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 1, 2017

"The funeral twist makes for an interesting and unusual romance. (Romance. 12-18)"
This high school romance comes with a twist, as the protagonist's family lives in and runs a funeral home. Read full book review >

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LOVE BLIND by C. Desir
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 10, 2016

"Readers wanting more balanced portrayals of troubled characters should try Ron Koertge's Stoner and Spaz (2001) or Corey Ann Haydu's OCD Love Story (2013). (Romance. 14-18)"
Going on 16, Hailey has "the eyes of a ninety-six-year-old" due to macular degeneration. Read full book review >

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FARAWAY FOX by Jolene Thompson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Informative and empathetic. (Picture book. 4-7)"
When human encroachment eliminates a young fox's forest habitat, it searches to find a new home. Read full book review >

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THE SUMMER I FOUND YOU by Jolene Perry
ROMANCE
Released: March 1, 2014

"Likable main characters, lively dialogue and a timely topic of returning soldiers fill out this low-key romance. (Romance. 13-18)"
Aidan and Kate meet soon after each has experienced a devastating change in health and are surprised to fall in love. Read full book review >

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STRONGER THAN YOU KNOW by Jolene Perry
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"For those not quite ready for Ellen Hopkins, this novel is a good choice. (Fiction. 14-16)"
A teen's first steps toward recovery are here sensitively portrayed. Read full book review >