Search Results: "Julie Anne Nelson"


BOOK REVIEW

THE WILD WOOD by Julie Anne Nelson
Released: June 23, 2012

"A suspenseful story about friends, family and sacrifice."
A debut YA novel set in a world of suspicion and violence, narrated by a condemned girl who suffers for the sake of her peers. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 14, 2009

"A modest but important account of a heroic movement."
Inspiring history of Germans who risked and mostly lost their lives to oppose the Nazis. Read full book review >

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THE PERFECT PERCIVAL PRIGGS by Julie-Anne Graham
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 26, 2015

"Decidedly delightful. (Picture book. 4-7)"
There are more important things in life than being perfect. 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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WILD AT WHISKEY CREEK by Julie Anne Long
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 29, 2016

"A splendid, delectable romance."
Glory Greenleaf has big dreams and a penchant for drama, while Deputy Sheriff Eli Barlow believes in law, order, and Glory's incandescent talent, so when their soul-scorching attraction interferes with her big break, Eli realizes he may love her too much to hold on to her. 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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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 >

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LUNA by Julie Anne Peters
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 2004

"The first of its kind—well done and essential for every library serving young adults. (Fiction. YA)"
Groundbreaking, finely tuned realism about a transsexual teen. Read full book review >

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FAR FROM XANADU by Julie Anne Peters
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2005

"Peters avoids casual assumptions—that college is necessarily better than plumbing, for example, or that gender is simple—to paint a memorable portrait of this girl and the small town she calls home. (Fiction. YA)"
Excellent characterization makes this piece shine. Read full book review >

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Released: April 1, 1999

"Most readers will skate over the rough spots for this well-paced novel and its many funny moments. (Fiction. 8-12)"
The Snob Squad is back (Revenge of the Snob Squad, 1998) and this time the four elementary-age outcasts need to come up with a project for the science fair. Read full book review >

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DECEIVED by Julie Anne Lindsey
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 18, 2013

"A decent crime story that's hamstrung by its ending. (Suspense. 12 & up)"
A 17-year-old girl tries to fit in at her new private school after a lifetime of moving around the country with her widowed father. Read full book review >