Search Results: "Keren David"


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ANOTHER LIFE by Keren David
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Dec. 1, 2012

"The story is becoming a bit played out, though, and this will not likely win new readers. (Adventure. 12 & up)"
The sequel to When I Was Joe (2010) and Almost True (2011) finds Ty Lewis being tried on two counts of carrying an offensive weapon. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 2012

"Tart, funny and fast-moving, with a touch of rueful realism and a lot of heart. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Lia Latimer is more than ready to take her future in her own hands when she wins £8 million in the lottery. She'll drop out of school, buy a flat, leave her annoying family behind. What could go wrong? Read full book review >

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ALMOST TRUE by Keren David
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2011

"Framing the typical adolescent search for identity within the travails of a threatened witness—who may well be lying about various parts of his story or who may just be confused—makes for a high-octane survival tale. (Adventure. YA)"
In this sequel to When I Was Joe (2010), "Joe" (formerly Tyler, now Jake) continues to make bad decisions based on his very partial understanding of his own past even as he tries hard to escape the present. Read full book review >

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WHEN I WAS JOE by Keren David
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"However, if teens can move past these speed bumps, they'll find a complex, engaging read about a boy starting a new life by escaping his past. (Thriller. 12 & up)"
When 14-year-old Ty witnesses a brutal murder involving neighborhood thugs, he and his mom are put into a witness-protection program in a small town far away from their East London home. Read full book review >

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DAVID OWEN
by Alex Layman

The American West has long been a place of myth and wonder, of dramatic canyons, mesas, and mountain ranges. These dramatic landscapes have wooed Americans for centuries, and The New Yorker’s David Owen isn’t immune to its siren song. Though Owen has lived in Connecticut for most of his adult life, he spent the summers of his youth in ...


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DAVID SAMUEL LEVINSON
by James McDonald

“I'm just furious,” David Samuel Levinson says, agitation lending his voice both energy and an edge. “I'm furious that we have to talk about this in 2017.” It was less than a month into the new administration when we discussed his novel, Tell Me How This Ends Well, and the dangerous implications for minority groups of ...


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SILHOUETTE by Keren Taylor
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"The cause is commendable; the collection less so. (extensive backmatter about the organization including supporters and mentor biographies, index) (Anthology. 12 & up)"
The eighth anthology from Los Angeles-based WriteGirl features a diverse collection of poetry and prose written by mentors and participants and ranging from transcendent to trite. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Still, for reluctant teen readers who are also unmotivated writers, there's a wealth of inspiration here. (Anthology. 12 & up)"
"This is what you don't know about me: / I gossip—it's terrible, but I love that it's terrible," writes 18-year-old Jessica. Read full book review >

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LOVE YA
by Bobbi Dumas

Hi friends!

I don’t read a lot of Young Adult/New Adult books, but I’ve become a fan of Huntley Fitzpatrick.

I think I’ve read all of her books now (and hope a new one is coming out soon!).

I just finished What I Thought Was True, and I invite you all to read it!

Sometimes, with YA, I feel ...


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BIG PIG'S HAT by Willy Smax
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1993

"A welcome debut. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A British husband-wife team set their witty first book in the American West. Read full book review >

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DAVID GARROW
by Gregory McNamee

Barack Obama has been portrayed as being many things over his life and political career. Some have thought him flippant, coasting by on charm and glibness. Others have thought him suspect. Admirers and detractors both have found him aloof, though very few have doubted the fact of his formidable intelligence.

And admirers and detractors alike have also found Barack Obama ...


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A READING YEAR: SOMETIMES A CHANGE OF PERSPECTIVE IS USEFUL
by J. Kingston Pierce

Last December, after posting my “favorite crime novels of 2015” list, I put together a rather different assessment of the year’s new offerings in this genre. Rather than confine myself to picking 10 books (all released in the United States) that I judged to have been particularly well-written and memorable—a traditional and potentially valuable, but admittedly limiting exercise—I expanded my ...


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