Search Results: "Kerry Cohen"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Largely anecdotal but serves as an engaging catalyst for discussions about a taboo issue."
Cohen (Loose Girl, 2009) broadens her examination of promiscuity by sharing stories of women from varying backgrounds and experiences. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Repetitive, strained and gratingly self-righteous."
Cohen (Loose Girl: A Memoir of Promiscuity, 2008, etc.) wants her readers to understand the process of raising an autistic child. Despite her good intentions, she has trouble adhering to her topic and including relevant details. Read full book review >

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LOOSE GIRL by Kerry Cohen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 6, 2008

"An important look at the dynamics of female sexual power and promiscuity in general."
The author probes her troubling relationship to sex. Read full book review >

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THE GOOD GIRL by Kerry Cohen Hoffmann
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 14, 2008

"Lindsey may be a sympathetic character, but this does not necessarily make her interesting. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Struggling under imposed expectations, a teenage girl turns to stealing in this formulaic problem novel. Read full book review >

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IT’S NOT YOU, IT’S ME by Kerry Cohen Hoffmann
FICTION
Released: June 9, 2009

"Quick, familiar, even appealing territory for many, but in the end Zoë's cringeworthy behavior might elicit more disgust than sympathy. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Girl meets boy, girl subsumes self for boy, boy dumps girl, and (the twist) girl goes off the deep end (for exactly one month) attempting to win boy back. Read full book review >

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EASY by Kerry Cohen Hoffmann
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2006

"Although teen promiscuity is certainly a worthy topic, other titles (R.A. Nelson's Teach Me and Lesléa Newman's Jailbait, both 2005) tackle the subject more convincingly. (Fiction. YA)"
Add this one to the recent influx of titles about relationships between teenaged girls and older men. Read full book review >

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GIRL TROUBLE by Kerry Cohen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"A brief, canny book that will make any girl who feels alone feel less alone."
To all the girls she's liked before, a memoirist offers a series of interconnected essays. Read full book review >

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, WOMBAT! by Kerry Argent
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1991

"Just right. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The friends introduced in Wombat and Bandicoot (1990) are back in a charming ``Lift-the-flap Book.'' With the help of some other Australian animals, Bandicoot hides a present and prepares a surprise party; Wombat, meanwhile, less sleepy than he seems, searches unsuccessfully for his gift. Read full book review >

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INDIA THE SHOWSTOPPER by Kerry Argent
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2008

"The plot doesn't really hang together, but the all-animal cast, which is posed on two legs, dressed in circus garb and placed right up front in every scene, will draw young audiences out of their seats to check out the circus action. (Picture book. 6-8)"
India the harmonica-playing elephant is so used to being the star of the Big Top that even though the circus is failing, she doesn't take kindly to the arrival of a new trainer. Read full book review >

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RECKONING by Kerry Wilkinson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 2014

"Though derivative, this new dystopian novel ultimately engages with its blurring of lines between medieval castles and sci-fi technology. (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
Selected as an Offering to the king, one teenage girl discovers the truth behind her country's revered leader and attempts to expose him in this nail-biting dystopian adventure. Read full book review >

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THE FIRST TIME SHE DROWNED by Kerry Kletter
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 15, 2016

"This heartfelt, lyrical debut will strike a chord with older teens who appreciate contemporary fiction. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A teen who was wrongly confined to a psychiatric hospital for over two years struggles after she leaves and goes to college. Read full book review >

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GLORIA by Kerry Young
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 16, 2013

"Not quite a love story and not quite a feminist bouquet, but a well-seasoned hybrid."
The hoodlum and the whore: Those labels are accurate but inadequate for the title characters of Young's debut Pao (2011) and this lively companion piece; both are set in mid-20th-century Jamaica. Read full book review >