Search Results: "Kristen Cella"


BOOK REVIEW

HE LOVES ME, HE LOVES ME NOT by Robin Mayhall
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 1, 2013

"Some chemistry (of the romantic sort), but the suspense is contrived and perfunctory. (Graphic paranormal romance. 12-14)"
This weak entry in a generally well-founded series puts a high schooler between two hunky guys who turn out to be the same hunky guy. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"The text is uneven, but the brightly colored, detailed illustrations will appeal to children. (Folklore. 5-9)"
Three original folktales take readers on a journey around the world. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE LITTLE GIRL WITH THE BIG BIG VOICE by Kristen Balouch
ANIMALS
Released: June 14, 2011

"Young readers can practically hear this little, little girl's big, big voice from where they're sitting, and most preschoolers will know exactly how she feels. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Anyone who's spent time around young children will immediately recognize this little girl, an irrepressible kid who wants only to find a playmate who can keep up with her. Read full book review >

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BREAKING POINT by Kristen Simmons
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 2, 2013

"A slog, with perhaps enough moments between Ember and Chase to appease romance devotees. (Dystopian romance. 12-16)"
The lengthy sequel to dystopian romance Article 5 (2012) sees fugitives Ember Miller and Chase Jennings deepening their involvement with a resistance operation. Read full book review >

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THE REINVENTION OF BESSICA LEFTER by Kristen Tracy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 11, 2011

"Both family and school are believable, but, appropriately, this is all about Bessica, a character whose newfound bear persona schoolmates and readers alike can applaud. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Bessica Lefter looked forward to middle school until a rash decision to get matching pixie haircuts led to her having to negotiate the new school entirely on her own, without her longtime best friend Sylvie. Read full book review >

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THE VINTNER'S DAUGHTER by Kristen Harnisch
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"Wine aficionados and fans of romance and historical fiction will drink this in."
A young French woman, determined to pursue her dreams, shows resourcefulness and endurance as she journeys from her home to America in a novel set in the late 1800s. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 5, 2012

"Superbly crafted tale of Cold War America's dark underside."
A harrowing account of Colorado's Rocky Flats plutonium plant by a woman who grew up nearby. Read full book review >

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IMAGINE WANTING ONLY THIS by Kristen Radtke
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 18, 2017

"Powerfully illustrated and incisively written—a subtle dazzler of a debut."
Insights and images combine in a meditation on loss, grief, and the illusions of permanence. Read full book review >

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HUNG UP by Kristen Tracy
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 4, 2014

"Appealing characters stand out in a quick read that is a lighthearted look at how real friendships develop, grow and deepen. (Romance. 12-16)"
In a narrative rendered entirely in voice mails, text messages and transcribed phone conversations, James and Lucy gradually go from strangers to romance. Read full book review >

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CAMILLE MCPHEE FELL UNDER THE BUS... by Kristen Tracy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 11, 2009

"But at heart, Camille's a survivor, 'born with the power to bounce back,' which she does with surprising panache and hope in this touching debut. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Camille McPhee's father warns her: "Don't expect life to be fair." Read full book review >