Search Results: "Kiera Stewart"


BOOK REVIEW

HOW TO BREAK A HEART by Kiera Stewart
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 29, 2015

"Although overlong and narrowly aimed at romantically minded early-adolescent girls, this story will reward tenacious readers with a touching conclusion. (Fiction. 10-13)"
After 13-year-old Mabry Collins is dropped by her heartthrob, Nick Wainwright, (her 19th straight dumping in a row), Thad Bell, a boy with his own grudge against Nick, promises to teach her how to become the yin to Nick's yang. Read full book review >

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FETCHING by Kiera Stewart
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"A familiar but well-executed underdog tale. (Fiction. 10-13)"
In a high-concept approach to middle-school hierarchies, a group of unpopular eighth graders uses dog-training techniques to combat bullies. Read full book review >

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THE SUMMER OF BAD IDEAS by Kiera Stewart
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"This middle-grade friendship book makes a fun, quick read. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Sometimes getting grounded is the first step to freedom, especially when you're using bad ideas to guide your path. Read full book review >

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JIMMY STEWART by Marc Eliot
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 10, 2006

"Stout, readable story about how a nice guy got his acting chops and became one of Hollywood's greats."
An actor's life, presented admiringly—after all, the subject is a plain-spoken American beau ideal. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1997

"Not a wonderful account of a life. (50 b&w photos, not seen) (First printing of 50,000)"
Readers interested in finding out more about Stewart and his distinguished career, his signal roles in movies such as Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Winchester '73, Harvey, and Vertigo, should steer far wide of this stunningly inept work. Read full book review >

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JAMES STEWART by Donald Dewey
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"A model of how to do a serious but entertaining Hollywood biography; Dewey never loses sight of the work, which is what makes Stewart important in the first place. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Biographer and novelist Dewey (Marcello Mastroianni, 1993; Reasonable Doubts, 1991) offers a voluminous, highly intelligent look at one of the richest and most complex of Hollywood star personas, not incidentally, one of the industry's most beloved actors. Read full book review >

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JIMMY STEWART by Roy Pickard
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 22, 1993

"Slim pickings on a tasty bird. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Largely scissors-and-paste celebio of Stewart, spiced with two interviews that Pickard, a British film scholar, conducted with the actor over the years. Read full book review >

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THE ELITE by Kiera Cass
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 23, 2013

"Vapid, but at least it reads fast. (Dystopian romance. 12 & up)"
Illéa's Selection pool of potential princesses has been reduced from 35 to six (The Selection, 2012), and the competition's getting tense. Read full book review >

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THE SELECTION by Kiera Cass
Released: April 24, 2012

"A probably harmless, entirely forgettable series opener. (Dystopian romance. 13 & up)"
It's a bad sign when you can figure out the elevator pitch for a novel from the get-go. Read full book review >

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THE SIREN by Kiera Cass
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 26, 2016

"A frothy little stand-alone fairy tale. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
A chaste forbidden romance between a siren and a human in this re-edited rerelease from The Selection (2012) author Cass. Read full book review >

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THE HEIR by Kiera Cass
ROMANCE
Released: May 5, 2015

"The cliffhanger ending is merely an abrupt pause in the action—this chapter is essentially just scene-setting for the inevitable continuation(s). (Dystopian romance. 13 & up)"
Cass' bestselling Selection trilogy is now a series, with the fourth installment picking up 20 years after The One (2014). Read full book review >