Search Results: "Julie Williams"


BOOK REVIEW

DRAMA QUEENS IN THE HOUSE by Julie Williams
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 25, 2014

"An initially fresh, original narrative swamped by tired tropes and conventional resolution. Pity. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Jessie's world revolves around the Minnesota theater company her parents co-founded, so she's considerably shaken up when she surprises her dad, Mark, in a passionate embrace with Brad, the company's costumer. Read full book review >

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POETRY
Released: March 1, 2004

"Some mild expletives throughout will seem realistic and justified. (Fiction. 12+)"
The tornado that is a prologue to this work, set in northern Minnesota in the early 1960s, serves as a metaphor for lives ripped asunder much as a genuine twister tears up land and property. 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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SPRINGING INTO MUST-READ CONTEMPORARY & SUSPENSE
by Bobbi Dumas

April is here, though you wouldn’t know it from my window view - snow is falling! (sigh) Thankfully it’s not sticking, and according to the forecast, it will be seventy degrees by the weekend. Mother Nature seems to be slightly confused in the Midwest this spring, and the national news can make my heart feel cold, but I’m glad we can ...


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MOTORCYCLE MUSINGS
by Bobbi Dumas

Two fave authors have books coming out early next month, and I thought I’d make sure these titles are on your radar screen.

Laura Kaye and Julie Ann Walker always promise heart-stopping action and breathtaking romance, and if you haven’t read these two yet, then I recommend you get on that right away!

They’re both romance bestsellers, so I expect ...


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CELEBRATE SPRING WITH ROMANCE
by Leila Roy

The sun is shining, all of the trees have buds, the garlic in our garden is growing a mile a minute, the birds are making a racket, and both of the cats dragged chipmunks into the house this morning. What does that all add up to? SPRING IS FINALLY HERE FOR REAL.

All of the new growth and WARM DAYS ...


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BOOK REVIEW

WILD BERRIES by Julie Flett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A sweet commemoration of a shared experience, presented with care and infused with intimacy. (pronunciation guide, wild blueberry jam recipe) (Picture book. 5-7)"
Select words paired to sonorous equivalents in the Swampy Cree dialect highlight this serene picture of a blueberry-picking expedition. Read full book review >

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IMAGINARY MENAGERIE by Julie Larios
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2008

"End-pages ingeniously unite the curious creatures providing the perfect start and finish to this little masterpiece. (glossary) (Picture book. 6-9)"
Using poems and pictures, this modern bestiary proves a fascinating introduction to mythical creatures from different cultures. Read full book review >

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A PATTERN FOR PEPPER by Julie Kraulis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Sweet, inventive, and delightful. (sources) (Picture book. 4-9)"
Mr. Taylor will make Pepper a very special dress for a very special occasion. Read full book review >

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ROAR! by Julie Bayless
by Julie Bayless, illustrated by Julie Bayless
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"A fresh and funny friendship tale. (Picture book. 3-6)"
When the sun goes down on the savanna, the lion cub wants to play. Why doesn't anybody else? Read full book review >