Search Results: "Juliet Bell"


BOOK REVIEW

JULIET by Anne Fortier
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 17, 2010

"The promising premise bogs down too often in repetition and excess verbiage."
In Fortier's debut, the rights to which have been sold in 29 territories around the world, a descendant of Juliet goes to Italy to search for her Romeo. Read full book review >

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KEPLER'S DREAM by Juliet Bell
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2012

"Utterly satisfying. (Fiction. 10-14)"
With her mother off on a lunar mission—a last-ditch treatment for leukemia—Ella is left circling like astronaut Michael Collins awaiting the hoped-for reunion. She and her mom have always admired Collins' bravery, and it turns out the analogy has personal resonance. Read full book review >

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JULIET, NAKED by Nick Hornby
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 29, 2009

"Few can match the muted humor, lingering poignancy and depth with which Hornby (A Long Way Down, 2005, etc.) limns his forgivably human characters."
British woman finds herself in an intimate e-mail relationship with the obscure '80s rock star her music-obsessed ex idolizes. Read full book review >

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JULIET IMMORTAL by Stacey Jay
FANTASY
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"An uneven combination of Shakespeare and the supernatural. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Shakespeare's famous teenage lovers are re-imagined as immortal enemies in this convoluted and occasionally gruesome update of Romeo and Juliet. Read full book review >

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MY JULIET by John Ed Bradley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"Bradley's best yet, and an encouraging sign that he's finally starting to put it all together."
The steamy ambience of suburban New Orleans tartly flavors this latest (following Smoke, 1994, etc.) of Bradley's wistfully comic portrayals of likable losers and the hardhearted women who rev up, then clog their engines. Read full book review >

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PLAYING JULIET by Joanne Stewart Wetzel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"An earnest and creditable effort that will resonate with thespians both young and old. (Fiction. 8-12)"
When you are a (nearly) teenage aspiring actress, sometimes it feels like "all the world's a stage," but Beth Sondquist's favorite stage is about to be repossessed. Read full book review >

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SAVING JULIET by Suzanne Selfors
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Absorbing, exciting and useful for teachers, too. (Fiction. YA)"
What at first seems to be another you-don't-really-want-to-be-a-star plot breaks out into an almost-historical, almost time-travel fantasy surrounding Romeo and Juliet. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 17, 2007

"The enthusiastic narrative often jumps ahead of Bell's story and then backtracks, but there's never a dull moment in the peerless life of this trailblazing character."
From British journalist Howell, a lively biography of the daring Victorian adventurer, archaeologist and author, an early proponent of Arab self-determination. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OREN BELL by Barbara Hood Burgess
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1991

"A promising debut. (Fiction. 10-14)"
An offbeat story introduces Oren, 12, the only boy in an African-American family consisting of his mother, his overbearing, overachieving twin Latonya, and younger sister Brenda, who is both brilliant and mildly psychic. Read full book review >

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JUNO & JULIET by Julian Gough
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 17, 2001

"Irish newcomer Gough deftly captures the twins' youthful awe and giddy excitement during their freshman year, and though the plot ambles along fairly conventional paths, its course is stylistically nimble, intellectually unburdensome, and eminently companionable."
A smartly written, pleasantly conceived Irish variation on the girl-goes-to-college-and-comes-of-age story in which small-town twins learn to adore literature and the arts, fall in love, and through loss discover deeper truths. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHAKESPEARE’S ROMEO AND JULIET by Michael Rosen
CLASSICS
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Students and teachers have been waiting for this one. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Shakespeare fangeek Rosen has done the nearly impossible: produced an edited and elided version of the play both accessible and thrilling. Read full book review >