Search Results: "Kelli London"


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UPTOWN DREAMS by Kelli London
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"A light read for teens who love performing arts... and the other kind of drama. (Fiction. 12-16)"
An uneven narrative follows four aspiring young artists attending the Harlem Academy of Creative and Performing Arts. Read full book review >

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CHARLY'S EPIC FIASCOS by Kelli London
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"Just enough realism to be believable—and plenty of wish fulfillment, too. (Fiction. 12-16)"
A rough-around-the-edges road-trip story with a heart of gold. Read full book review >

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STAR POWER by Kelli London
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 30, 2013

"A fast-moving, upbeat mystery for readers willing to ignore major plot holes. (Mystery. 12-16)"
Teen reality TV star Charly and her co-star Liam head to the tiny town of Tallulahville, Minn., to make over an unwilling nerd but discover the mission is more complex than they'd realized. Read full book review >

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REALITY CHECK by Kelli London
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2013

"A fizzy and warmhearted take on teen stardom, but readers will have to work hard to suspend their disbelief. (Fiction. 12-16)"
The uneven follow-up to Charly's Epic Fiascos (2012) shows determined and headstrong Charly trying to balance her newfound star status with her roots and responsibilities. Read full book review >

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BOYFRIEND SEASON by Kelli London
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Even with a few false steps, the relatively complex relationships and refreshing variety of teen voices will engage readers. (Urban fiction. 12-16)"
In loosely connected, overlapping stories, three African-American teen girls in Atlanta navigate relationships with family, community and the boys and men in their lives. Read full book review >

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LONDON by A.N. Wilson
NON-FICTION
Released: July 13, 2004

"Not rah-rah enough for the tourist trade, and too sketchy for the armchair traveler."
British biographer and novelist Wilson (The Victorians, 2003, etc.) briskly recaps London's evolution from Roman outpost to multicultural metropolis. Read full book review >

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LONDON by John Russell
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"Russell for the most part offers the armchair traveler and the inquiring mind alike five-star service. (183 illustrations, 86 in color) (Book-of-the-Month Club dividend selection)"
An elegantly idiosyncratic, leisurely and—at its most successful—revealing stroll through London's highways and byways that transcends the coffee-table genre. Read full book review >

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LONDON by Peter Ackroyd
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 16, 2001

"Somewhat rarefied, but a splendid tribute to the great metropolis."
An impressionistic history of England's capital city, by British novelist/biographer Ackroyd (The Plato Papers, 2000, etc.), who knows his subject well and writes about it with considerable passion. Read full book review >

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LONDON by Francis Sheppard
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1998

"Scholarly and meticulously researched, Sheppard's excursion through London history has the engaging quality of a walking tour given by a guide with an infectious love of his subject."
By freelancer Sheppard, a leading London historian, a fascinating narrative of that city'as growth from a Roman provincial encampment to a modem world metropolis, From its beginnings in 53 a.d., London was an important provincial center, and it became the focus of the revolt of Boudicaa, the Celtic queen who led a sanguinary uprising against the Romans in 60 a.d. and burned the fledgling city to the ground. Read full book review >

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LONDON by Edward Rutherfurd
Released: June 1, 1997

"Still, this is a vigorous, colorful narrative, a pleasant if unsurprising entertainment."
Rutherfurd, having celebrated at some length the growth of an English cathedral town (Sarum, 1987) and the turbulent history of Russia (Russka, 1991), offers a massive survey in fictional form of London's long history. Read full book review >

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THE BREAK-UP DIARIES by Ni-Ni Simone
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2011

"Fun, if heavy-handed. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Lessons, frenemies and posturing abound in this pair of novelette-length bittersweet romances featuring African-American teens. Read full book review >

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LONDON CALLING by James Craig
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 18, 2011

"Journalist/TV producer Craig lards his familiar tale of revenge served cold with enough expository detail for a primer on politics and enough personal background about his hero to insure that his debut mystery won't be his last."
A series of grisly murders spells trouble for the orderly transfer of power in a pivotal British General Election. Read full book review >