Search Results: "Krista Bell"


BOOK REVIEW

IF THE SHOE FITS by Krista Bell
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2008

"Likable characters—including a boy dancer whose father is also a dancer—a familiar setting and friendly illustrations on each page add up to a winner for the reader ready for a step beyond early readers. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Shy Cassie has the skills to make her dream of becoming a dancer come true. Read full book review >

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BEST BOOKS OF 2016: PATRICIA BELL-SCOTT
by Maya Payne Smart

In The Firebrand and the First Lady, scholar Patricia Bell-Scott illuminates the unlikely friendship between two historic American women. Radical civil and women’s rights activist Pauli Murray and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt corresponded for years and swayed one another’s social justice aims and strategies. Their views never converged, but Bell-Scott makes a compelling case that they grew with and toward ...


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BOOK REVIEW

MY ACCIDENTAL JIHAD by Krista Bremer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 22, 2014

"A sweet and rewarding journey of a book."
A moving, lyrical memoir about how an American essayist fell in love with a Libyan-born Muslim man and learned to embrace the life she made with him. Read full book review >

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BECOMING WISE by Krista Tippett
NON-FICTION
Released: April 5, 2016

"A hopeful consideration of the human potential for enlightenment."
Five key words serve as guideposts in a search for wisdom. Read full book review >

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STARRING ME by Krista McGee
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 10, 2012

"Chad and Kara's outcome is predictable from the start, but their time spent being creative and typical teens in the context of their celebrity status keeps the narration fun for genre fans. (Christian chick-lit. 13 & up)"
Good things come to those who wait—and pray. Read full book review >

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THE ELIOT GIRLS by Krista Bridge
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 23, 2015

"A patina of restraint and deeply buried resentment infuses every passage and short, meaning-laden exchange, making this a minutely observed if occasionally claustrophobic portrait of personal awakenings.
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When 15-year-old Audrey, a weak student, enters an ultracompetitive private girls school to please her mother, who's a teacher there, mother and daughter soon discover a culture of repression, gossip and vicious pranks.
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LUMINARY by Krista McGee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"The faithful may enjoy it. (Dystopian romance. 10-14)"
This simplistic dystopia delivers formulaic romance and a large dose of religious faith. Read full book review >

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FIRST DATE by Krista McGee
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 10, 2012

"Although reality shows and religion don't usually mix, this text blends both well and serves up Addy as a believable and endearing heroine. (Fiction. 12-15)"
This light teenage romance with a reality-show twist is entertaining and forgivably predictable. Read full book review >

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RIGHT WHERE I BELONG by Krista McGee
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Dec. 11, 2012

"Not much in the way of general appeal here, but this one may suit teens on the hunt for overtly Christian-themed fiction sprinkled with a bit of (very chaste) romance. (Fiction. 12-16)"
A wholesome, if uninspired, exploration of the role of faith in helping a young woman find her place in the world. Read full book review >

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REVOLUTIONARY by Krista McGee
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 15, 2014

"The faith is fervent, but the story is just a mess. (Dystopian romance. 12-18)"
The final installment in the evangelical-dystopian Anomaly trilogy keeps the tension cranked up to 11. Read full book review >

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CHASING THE NIGHTBIRD by Krista Russell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Solid work, featuring a strong-minded protagonist bent on doing the best he can with what he's been given. (afterword, bibliography) (Historical fiction. 11-13)"
Abolitionists square off against slave catchers in this well-crafted debut, complicating the schemes of a stranded young sailor. Read full book review >