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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RUDDY GORE by Kerry Greenwood
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2005

"No Gilbert and Sullivan operetta is more convoluted than this tale, though it's still worth reading for the theater lore."
Chasing off a gang that's attacking a Chinese lady and her grandson is only the prelude to a most unusual evening at His Majesty's Theater in Melbourne. Read full book review >

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DEVIL’S FOOD by Kerry Greenwood
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2009

"Not in any sense a classic mystery. But like-minded readers will find themselves charmed by the oddball characters and obligatory recipes."
A missing father, a bizarre cult and two poisoned shop assistants keep a Melbourne baker on her toes in the latest from Greenwood (Heavenly Pleasures, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >

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TONY HOGAN BOUGHT ME AN ICE-CREAM FLOAT BEFORE HE STOLE MY MA by Kerry Hudson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

"A funny and dark sensibility can't quite overcome the flaws of this novel, which ends with plenty of unfinished business, suggesting a sequel or a series."
A coming-of-age debut novel from London-based author Hudson. Read full book review >