Search Results: "Julie Anne Peters"


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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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Released: April 24, 2012

"Fails to dazzle. (Fiction. 12 & up) "
A ho-hum and largely affectless take on what is now well-trodden ground in LGBT teen fiction. 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 >