Search Results: "L.P. Simone"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 12, 2012

"The relatable, refreshingly non-Caucasian protagonist will take readers on an action-packed cultural adventure."
The world seems to be on the brink of destruction, as the Maya people might have predicted, and its fate might just rest on the shoulders of a single teenage boy in Simone's debut young-adult thriller. Read full book review >

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PERFECT CHEMISTRY by Simone Elkeles
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Still, as the title implies, the author definitely knows how to write romance, and that should help readers overlook some of the cheesier bits. (Fiction. YA)"
Sparks fly when cheerleading it-girl Brittany Ellis is paired with gang-banger bad-boy Alex Fuentes in chemistry lab. Read full book review >

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TROUBLE LOOKING FOR A PLACE TO HAPPEN by Toni L.P. Kelner
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 1995

"Kelner's first novel ladles on the down-home charm to cover up gaps in the guileless mystery—whose major value is that it stanches, albeit too briefly, the flow of tedious jollity between Laura and her Shakespearean swain."
Returned to Byerly, N.C., for her aunt Ruby Lee Burnette's fifth wedding—to Roger Bailey (of that well-known singing group Roger's Ramblers), who was also Ruby Lee's third husband— computer programmer Laura Fleming is surrounded by a shoal of eccentric aunts and cousins, including a set of triplets all chasing the same unsuitable man. Read full book review >

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WITHOUT MERCY by Toni L.P. Kelner
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 22, 2008

"Sassy Tilda, taking the reins from Kelner's usual sleuth, Laura Fleming (Wed and Buried, 2003, etc.), presides over an overburdened plot laced with Hollywood tidbits that may please trivia fans."
Is someone killing off the cast of a second-rate '70s TV show? Read full book review >

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WED AND BURIED by Toni L.P. Kelner
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Readers may vote for an Aunt Maggie mystery next, since the older woman seems a lot more interesting than her shallow niece."
Computer programmer and new mother Laura Fleming (Tight as a Tick, 1997, etc.) has arrived in Byerly, North Carolina, with her Shakespearean husband Richard and adorable—everyone says so, all the time—seven-month-old Alice for a wedding reception for her aunt Maggie Burnette. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JUDENSTAAT by Simone Zelitch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 21, 2016

"A philosophically resonant tale about the shaping, and force, of collective memory."
A determined archivist struggles to find truth. Read full book review >

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COUNTRY COMES TO TOWN by Toni L.P. Kelner
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Obvious jokes and excruciating attention paid to such matters as telephoning for pizza slow this leisurely enterprise to a plod."
A fourth outing for Laura Fleming (Trouble Looking for a Place to Happen, 1995, etc.): MIT graduate and computer programmer, spouse to a compulsive Shakespeare quoter (currently and mercifully abroad), and sometime amateur sleuth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IF I WAS YOUR GIRL by Ni-Ni Simone
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"All style, but not much substance. (Fiction. YA)"
Sassy teen mom Toi lives with her son, her mom, her little brother and her cousin in New Jersey. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A GIRL LIKE ME  by Ni-Ni Simone
FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2008

"Dynamic and interesting. (Fiction. YA)"
This Cinderella story of a courageous ghetto girl will appeal to many young readers who admire or inhabit a world similar to Elite's, a 17-year-old beauty trapped in poverty by her crackhead mother. Read full book review >