Search Results: "Julie Ann Peters"


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LIES MY GIRLFRIEND TOLD ME by Julie Ann Peters
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 23, 2014

"Enjoyable as a romance but lacking in substance. (Fiction. 14-18)"
After her new girlfriend dies unexpectedly, Alix discovers that the relationship was not all she had thought. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 5, 2010

"Includes a discussion guide and resources on suicide and bullying. (Fiction. YA)"
Daelyn will commit suicide in 23 days. Read full book review >

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HOUSE HOLD by Ann Peters
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 8, 2014

"Nostalgia is a complicated version of love, Peters reveals in this elegiac memoir, which can threaten to fade the vivid present to a sepia-toned past."
Recollections of place evoke ghosts, shadows and nostalgia. Read full book review >

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BETWEEN MOM AND JO by Julie Anne Peters
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 2006

"An un-romanticized look at divorce and parent-child relationships, as well as an addition to the tiny canon about gay parents. (Fiction. YA)"
After his two mothers' marriage ends in divorce, 14-year-old Nick recalls key moments from his rocky childhood. Read full book review >

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GRL2GRL by Julie Anne Peters
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"None of these stories is strong enough to stand alone; a collection whose raison d'être is ideological should be more inclusive. (Fiction. 13-15)"
Peters portrays a variety—but an inadequate one—of queer teenage girls. Read full book review >

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RAGE by Julie Anne Peters
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 8, 2009

"The look at dating violence in same-sex relationships makes this book one that meets a need. (Fiction. YA)"

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KEEPING YOU A SECRET by Julie Anne Peters
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 2003

"Revealing. (Fiction. YA)"
Holland's life is directed by those around her, her Mom, boyfriend, even her school's career counselor. Read full book review >

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REVENGE OF THE SNOB SQUAD by Julie Anne Peters
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1998

"A great jacket painting of the four girls will have this jumping off the shelves. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Peters (How Do You Spell GEEK?, 1996, etc.) chronicles the trials and triumphs of a group of misfits, who call themselves the Snob Squad and take on the Neon Nikes, sixth grade's ruling clique. Read full book review >

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A SNITCH IN THE SNOB SQUAD by Julie Anne Peters
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Jenny's sharp wit enlivens the story throughout. (Fiction. 8-12)"
This third installment in the Snob Squad adventures lives up to its predecessors (Define Normal, 2000, etc.) by again blending humor with depth. Read full book review >

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HOW DO YOU SPELL GEEK? by Julie Anne Peters
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"A thoughtful, wry, and very funny look at friendship and fitting in. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Decent Ann is assigned to show around Lurlene Brueggemeyer— the geek of the title, a home-schooled new girl with cowboy boots and weird hair. Read full book review >

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B.J.'S BILLION-DOLLAR BET by Julie Anne Peters
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1994

"Entertaining light fare. (Fiction/Young reader. 7-10)"
From the author of The Stinky Sneakers Contest (1992), another Springboard Book featuring ordinary kids and their extraordinary mishaps. B.J.'s Mom has won the lottery but can't find the ticket. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: June 1, 2011

"A warm and substantive character study and a welcome addition to stories about LGBTQ teens. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Kicked out of her father's house for being a lesbian, Alyssa adjusts to small-town life with the mother she barely knows. Read full book review >