Search Results: "Kristen Tracy"


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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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PROJECT (UN)POPULAR by Kristen Tracy
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 14, 2016

"(Un)successful. (Fiction. 9-13)"
When Anya, the stylish and popular yearbook editor, insists that all of the photos feature Rocky Mount Middle School's most popular students, best friends Perry and Venice are determined to make sure the yearbook is for everyone, not just the beautiful people. 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 >

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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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BESSICA LEFTER BITES BACK  by Kristen Tracy
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 13, 2012

"Start there. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Sixth-grader Bessica's new middle-school persona meets a host of problems, including mending a friendship damaged by mean text messages, facing a bully in her first outing as team mascot and coming to terms with her grandmother's boyfriend. Read full book review >

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DEATH OF A KLEPTOMANIAC by Kristen Tracy
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 30, 2012

"Theft, death and laughter. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Even when she's dead, Molly has things to discover and deal with in her own way—with required screaming, sassiness and a little help from a guide named Louise. Read full book review >

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TOTALLY CRUSHED by Kristen Tracy
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 9, 2017

"Exhausting and (un)crushworthy. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Following series opener Project (Un)Popular (2016), 12-year-old Perry once again finds herself in trouble for trying to help the school geeks become popular. Read full book review >

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TOO COOL FOR THIS SCHOOL by Kristen Tracy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"High drama so compelling middle school readers won't realize they're being exposed to a lesson in ethics. (Fiction. 10-13)"
It's not easy being cool. Especially in the sixth grade. Read full book review >

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SHARKS & BOYS by Kristen Tracy
ADVENTURE
Released: June 28, 2011

"William Golding updated with humor. (Adventure. 12-17)"
Thoughtless teen behavior leads four sets of twins on a deadly adventure in a horribly realistic but often very funny survival tale. Read full book review >

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A FIELD GUIDE FOR HEARTBREAKERS by Kristen Tracy
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2010

"The lack of character development and resolution in some plotlines spoils what is otherwise a smartly humorous, sexy novel. (Fiction. YA)"
Calm, straitlaced Dessy and her maniacal best friend Veronica are attending a summer writing workshop in Prague. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 28, 2009

"A full-bodied, moving story of a battered populace that refused to be annihilated."
Canadian novelist den Hartog (Origin of Haloes, 2005, etc.) and her older sister Kasaboski re-create the Nazi occupation of their grandparents' homeland. Read full book review >