Search Results: "Lauren Barnholdt"


BOOK REVIEW

RIGHT OF WAY by Lauren Barnholdt
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 9, 2013

"An unsatisfying romantic road trip that doesn't go the distance. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Despite their breakup, handsome Jace Renault agrees to take beautiful Peyton Miller back to Connecticut from Florida on a road trip that is not only underfunded, but completely illogical on the parts of both characters. Read full book review >

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ONE NIGHT THAT CHANGES EVERYTHING by Lauren Barnholdt
FICTION
Released: July 20, 2010

"A satisfying look at what it means to face your fears. (Fiction. YA)"
Eliza, 17, loses her possessions on a regular basis. Read full book review >

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THE HARDER THE FALL by Lauren Barnholdt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Bright, bubbly fun. (Paranormal fiction. 9-12)"
Intrepid 12-year-old ghost-whisperer Kendall returns with a new ghost and new boyfriend problems. Read full book review >

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GIRL MEETS GHOST by Lauren Barnholdt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"Funny and bubbly. (Paranormal comedy. 9-12)"
Life gets complicated for a seventh-grade girl just starting her first romance when ghosts that only she can see interfere. Read full book review >

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THROUGH TO YOU by Lauren Barnholdt
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 8, 2014

"An absorbing, skillfully written depiction of two teens caught in a vortex of doubt, insecurity and miscommunication. (Romance. 14-18)"
On an impulse, the senior heartthrob drops a flirty note on a classmate's desk, sparking a surprising romance. Read full book review >

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FAKE ME A MATCH by Lauren Barnholdt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"Ultimately Avery's spunky tenacity and upbeat attitude in the face of her many challenges will charm readers. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Thirteen-year-old Avery discovers having a new stepsister the same age can complicate life. Read full book review >

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SOMETIMES IT HAPPENS by Lauren Barnholdt
FICTION
Released: July 12, 2011

"It's still chick lit, devoid of parental guidance, but it's lit that will probably deepen some chicks' understanding of relationships. (Chick lit. 12 & up)"
A seemingly relentlessly chick-lit novel grows into something deeper as Hannah just can't get her boyfriends and friendships straight. Read full book review >

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THE THING ABOUT THE TRUTH by Lauren Barnholdt
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 10, 2012

"Romance fans will find the conclusion satisfying even as it is refreshingly messy. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A teenage he said/she said caper. Read full book review >

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RULES FOR SECRET KEEPING by Lauren Barnholdt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 5, 2010

"Samantha proves to be a friend worth keeping in this engaging tale. (Fiction. 9-14)"
Beginning middle school with all its attendant drama feels sufficiently daunting for savvy seventh grader Samantha, but she soon finds herself in the midst of intrigue that runs the gamut from unrequited romance to shady business practices. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ACES UP by Lauren Barnholdt
FICTION
Released: Aug. 10, 2010

"The novel may be useful for classroom or family discussions about difficult and ethical choices as well as providing unusual and interesting beach-reading. (Fiction. YA)"
Shannon, 17, faces a dilemma. Read full book review >

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HAILEY TWITCH IS NOT A SNITCH by Lauren Barnholdt
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

"Though there's nothing unusual about a fantasy series that stars a plucky protagonist, this introductory entry serves as a solid selection for transitioning readers. (Magical adventure. 6-9)"
Spunky Hailey Twitch meets her match when an overeager fairy befriends her. Read full book review >

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LAUREN IPSUM by Carlos Bueno
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2015

"Positive, smart, empowering philosophies and thinking skills couched in a wacky adventure. (Fantasy/philosophy. 8-14)"
A lost girl travels through a fantastical Alice in Wonderland-esque world filled with The Phantom Tollbooth-like computer-programming metaphors.Read full book review >