Search Results: "Jolene Perry"


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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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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 >

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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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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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THE DESCENT OF MAN by Grayson  Perry
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 30, 2017

"A gender-studies primer that translates academic jargon into conversational argument."
It's a man's world, and we're all the worse for it, according to this concise survey of gender issues and challenges. Read full book review >

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HERO by Perry Moore
FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Disappointingly, Moore doesn't dig deeper into Thom's newly found gay world past his coming out, and no doubt readers will be curious as to how he survives in his new skin. (Fiction. YA)"
Superman had kryptonite, and Thom, the teenaged basketball star and son of the now-retired Major Might, tries hard to keep his own Achilles heel—being gay—under the radar. Read full book review >

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FOUR STARS by Mark Perry
Released: March 23, 1989

Scores of books have been written about the American military. Read full book review >

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Released: April 28, 1992

"A mild dose of suspense and mystery with no killings and no loss of marital chastity—even more innocuous than prime-time TV."
While his wife is away presiding over the birth of their first grandchild, Jack Jablonski, retired since Jablonski of L.A. (1991) from the FBI into private practice, juggles two cases—trying to figure out which deranged fan of hot newscaster Mikki O'Reilly disfigured and blinded her in an acid attack, and also seeing whether he can persuade high-school teacher Mary Montgomery to get away from her abusive husband before he kills her (an unofficial case that Jablonski will break with the help of neighboring psychic Marla May Willowbrook)—while fending off the pipe-dream advances of Sgt. Read full book review >