Search Results: "Katie Cotugno"


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99 DAYS by Katie Cotugno
ROMANCE
Released: April 21, 2015

"A fascinating story of adolescent love and betrayal. (Romance. 13 & up)"
A teenage girl spends the summer doing penance for her romances with two boys. The problem was—and still is—they're brothers. Read full book review >

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HOW TO LOVE by Katie Cotugno
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Ambitious, but sadly disconnected and undeveloped. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Fifteen-year-old Reena dreams of graduating early from high school and studying at Northwestern to become a travel writer, but all that takes a back seat when her forever crush, Sawyer LeGrande, turns his green-eyed gaze on her. Read full book review >

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TOP TEN by Katie Cotugno
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Whether or not Gabby and Ryan make it into readers' own top tens, readers will root for them. (Fiction. 14-17)"
Cotugno's newest follows a seemingly mismatched duo over the first four years of their friendship. Read full book review >

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FIREWORKS by Katie Cotugno
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 18, 2017

"A compelling portrait of the intimacies of close girl friendships and young love. (Historical fiction. 14-17)"
Dana—poor, white, and from a troubled home—knows she has no real prospects for a life outside of her small Georgia town. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"A collection that adds much-needed diversity to the existing teen-romance genre. (Romance. 14-18)"
Fourteen short stories from prominent authors for teens explore the moments when two people first meet. Read full book review >

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AMERICA! CUSS YEAH!
by Mandy Wan

BOOK REPORT for Learning to Swear in America by Katie Kennedy

Cover Story: Sparse and Simple
BFF Charm: Big Sister
Swoonworthy Scale:
3
Talky Talk: Research and Russian
Bonus Factors:
Culture Shock, Child Prodigy, Reverse Ferris, Sarcastic Older Brother
Relationship Status: Just Friends

Cover Story: Sparse and Simple

Even though I don't find this to be out-of-this-world fantastic—it's ...


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KATIE KITAMURA
by Megan Labrise

In titling her latest novel, Katie Kitamura fittingly forwent the certainty of a definite article.

“ ‘The Separation’ would refer to the split between the two characters,” says Kitamura, author of A Separation, the story of a wife’s international pursuit of her estranged husband, “but I think it is about a divide within the narrator, between the different versions ...


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SPINNING WHEEL GOT TO GO ROUND
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for What Goes Up by Katie Kennedy

Cover Story: Upside Down
BFF Charm: Single White Female
Swoonworthy Scale: 3
Talky Talk: Science Fiction
Bonus Factors: Alternate Dimensions, Coach Taylor Award
Relationship Status: One and Done

Cover Story: Upside Down

Excuse me, Mr. Astronaut, but you might want to mosey North a little. I know how gravity works, and ...


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TWO LGBTQ FAIRY TALES
by Ana Grilo

2017 might already be here but I am still catching up with a few 2016 reads that I – sadly – was not able to get to last year.  I recently read two lovely YA Fantasy novels with LGBTQ characters and romance – and both had a fairy tale feel to them.

Princess Princess Ever After by Katie O’Neill ...


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PRINCESS PRINCESS EVER AFTER by Katie O'Neill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"Combine a cuddly purple dragon, much sharing of cookies, abundant humor, and two distinct and appealing heroines, and you have a royal winner. (Graphic fantasy. 8-13)"
Someday your princess will come—and she'll be rocking a mohawk-mullet, wearing a jaunty tunic complete with epaulets and cravat, and riding a disdainful pink unicorn. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2013

"A new and moving look at one of the most disgraceful events in U.S. history, effectively told with childlike surrealism. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Based on her great-grandfather's experience in a Japanese "internment camp," Yamasaki tells how Taro takes care of his younger brother, Jimmy, when he stops eating. Read full book review >

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CUDDLE UP, GOODNIGHT by Katie Cleminson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"A gentle story, ideal for mollifying morning hygiene protests or calming school-day jitters. (Picture book. 2-5)"
In this pleasant tale about a child's daily rituals, Cleminson encourages readers to find enjoyment in even the most mundane of routines. Read full book review >