Search Results: "Julie Johnston"


BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE RED LIES by Julie Johnston
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Filled with bumbling characters who achingly love each other, this coming-of-age tale rises above a crowded field to take readers on a moving journey of discovery. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
Rachel, after donning an inappropriately bright lipstick called "Little Red Lies," welcomes her beloved elder brother, James, back from World War II. Read full book review >

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HERO OF LESSER CAUSES by Julie Johnston
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1993

"Winner of Canada's Governor General's Award: a fine first novel with an intense, beautifully developed sibling relationship. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Keely, 12, and her brother Patrick, 13, are rivals given to challenging, often dangerous, dares but also ``Siamese twins, joined at the mind.'' When polio strikes (it's 1946) and the active boy is left not only without movement but deeply despondent, Keely also finds her world profoundly altered. Read full book review >

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ADAM AND EVE AND PINCH-ME by Julie Johnston
FICTION
Released: May 1, 1994

"Woman'' presage what she might become, but the extraordinary Sara Moone is destined to be none other than herself. (Fiction. 12+)"
With a wry eye, keen pacing, and a wonderfully nimble narrative, the author of Hero of Lesser Causes (1993) stirs up something saucy and fresh from the seasoned material that also animated The Great Gilly Hopkins and Missing May. Read full book review >

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YOU ARE NOT ALONE
by Leila Roy

I didn’t used to overthink my choices quite so much. Then someone made what I’ve always been told is a very important choice for me, and now I tend to overthink everything else.

Exit, Pursued by a Bear, by E. K. Johnston

It’s the beginning of Hermione Winters’ senior year in high school, and she and her best friend ...


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THE PADAWAN THAT GOT AWAY
by Thea James

I love Star Wars.

Like many science fiction fans, I grew up enamored of Jedi and The Force. As a kid, I religiously watched the original trilogy with my family (we are a family of re-watchers). As a teen, I bought into the prequel trilogy: I braved the lines for each film premier showing, collected the video games, the Pepsi ...


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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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THAT INEVITABLE VICTORIAN THING by E.K. Johnston
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A thoughtful exploration of class consciousness, genetics, and politics that doesn't lose track of the human story. (author's note) (Science fiction. 14-adult)"
Three young adults negotiate sexuality in a science-fiction Ontario where the British Empire took a decidedly different path. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 20, 1997

"Still, a frightening look into what happens when pop psychology is mistaken for therapy, and when the dubious fruits of that therapy are mistaken for truth. (Author tour)"
An utterly captivating story of wine, wealth, and a family destroyed by accusations of incest. Read full book review >

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’80 by Whit Johnston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Clear candid shots that suck you in."
Charming short debut about a girl photog in Manhattan in 1980 and the scenes she covers. Read full book review >

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TRUE NORTH by Fred Johnston
Released: March 19, 1998

"The —bungled life— of Howard's troubled lexicographer makes for an entertaining poem—compensating for its lack of narrative drive with simple psychic truths."
The author of three previous books of poetry and a study of Irish writing, this Alfred University professor turns to Ireland again as the scene for this verse novella, a long psychological portrait of its narrator, a middle-aged American lexicographer who heads to Ireland during WW II in order to sort out his recent divorce. Read full book review >