Search Results: "Julie Berry"


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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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DIE WAHRHEIT WIRD DICH FREI MACHEN
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for The Big Lie by Julie Mayhew

Cover Story: The Big Font/Face

BFF Charm: Nein

Swoonworthy Scale: 3

Talky Talk: Unreliable Narrator

Bonus Factor: Alt-History

Relationship Status: Die Wahrheit Wird Dich Frei Machen

 

Cover Story: The Big Font/Face

This American cover is perfectly serviceable, but not particularly exciting. The face-off between the two girls underscores ...


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A TRUTH HISTORICALLY ACKNOWLEDGED
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Ivory and Bone by Julie Eshbaugh

Cover Story: Shattered

BFF Charm: Maybe

Swoonworthy Scale: 4

Talky Talk: Second-Person Storytelling

Bonus Factors: Hints of Pride and Prejudice, Prehistorical Fiction, Love is Love

Relationship Status: See You in the History Books

Cover Story: Shattered

I really hope that wasn’t a family heirloom or anything of much value...

The Deal ...


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THERE'S NO PRESCRIPTION FOR BEING A JERK
by Mandy Curtis

 

BOOK REPORT for Side Effects May Vary by Julie Murphy

 

Cover Story: Doodle

BFF Charm: Caution and Be Mine

Swoonworthy Scale: 4

Talky Talk: She Said, He Said

Bonus Factor: Dilapidated Amusement Park

Anti-Bonus Factors: Cancer, Mean Girls

Relationship Status: Conflicted Compatriots

 

Cover Story: Doodle

Hand-lettering is so hot right now, and rightly so. This cover is ...


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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 >