Search Results: "Julie Berry"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SCANDALOUS SISTERHOOD OF PRICKWILLOW PLACE by Julie Berry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"Droll farce yields to intriguing mystery, leaving the seams between them showing. (Farce/mystery. 11-13)"
When an overbearing headmistress and her odious brother drop dead, seven Victorian schoolgirls decide to run their school without adult interference. Read full book review >

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SECONDHAND CHARM by Julie Berry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"An entertaining read—guaranteed. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Berry's romantic fantasy teems with action, suspense and a bit of boy-next-door romance. Read full book review >

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ALL THE TRUTH THAT'S IN ME by Julie Berry
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 26, 2013

"A tale of uncommon elegance, power and originality. (Historical thriller. 12 & up)"
Eighteen-year-old Judith Finch gradually reveals the horror of her two-year disappearance in a stunning historical murder mystery and romance. Read full book review >

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THE EMPEROR'S OSTRICH by Julie Berry
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 18, 2017

"Readers looking for easy laughs will find them here. (Fantasy. 8-13)"
What do you do with an emperor who has "the heart of a rotten onion and the spine of a soup noodle"? Read full book review >

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THE AMARANTH ENCHANTMENT by Julie Berry
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2009

"There's also a goat named Dog, who figures mightily in the action and may or may not have a few magicks himself. (Fantasy. 9-14)"
A lively, quick, stylish, engaging first novel with some lovely, familiar fairy-tale elements. Read full book review >

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THE PASSION OF DOLSSA by Julie Berry
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 12, 2016

"Immersive and mesmerizing. (character list, historical note, glossary, bibliography) (Historical fantasy. 14-17)"
A girl matchmaker in 13th-century southern France meets a mystic on the run from the Inquisition. Read full book review >

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THE FUTURE-TELLING LADY by James Berry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 30, 1993

"Strong, genuine, and (except for the last) happy tales from a talented writer. (Short Stories. 10-13)"
Like Berry's stories in A Thief in the Village (1988), these vignettes illuminate both special and universal aspects of West Indian life as seen through children's eyes. Read full book review >

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AJEEMAH AND HIS SON by James Berry
FICTION
Released: Oct. 30, 1992

"Brilliant, complex, powerfully written. (Fiction. 12+)"
Ajeemah is taking his son Atu to be wed when they are seized by slavers and shipped to separate plantations in Jamaica. Read full book review >

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NIGHTMARE POINT by Carole Berry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 25, 1993

"Crisp pacing, vivid minor characters, and a chilling psychological profile add up to absorbing storytelling that showcases a versatile talent."
The author of the cheerful series featuring Bonnie Indermill (Island Girl, etc.) is on a different tack here. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 13, 2002

"Berry's breakthrough? Could be."
Berry (Redemption Road, 2000), inspirational speaker, sociologist, and former standup comedian, improves with each novel, this third being her most focused and well-organized. Read full book review >

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A Reluctant Spirit: A True Tale of God, Ghosts and a Skeptical Christian by Kathleen Berry
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 28, 2013

"A born-again believer makes a diverting adventure story out of embracing her sensitivity to benevolent spirits."
Berry's intriguing debut memoir suggests that belief in the paranormal, including ghosts and psychic experiences, can be reconciled with orthodox Christianity. Read full book review >