Search Results: "Lauren Morrill"


BOOK REVIEW

BEING SLOANE JACOBS by Lauren Morrill
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"A thoughtful reminder that it is difficult to walk a mile in someone else's shoes—or in this case, skates. (Fiction. 12-16)"
An on-ice case of traded identities. Read full book review >

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THE TROUBLE WITH DESTINY by Lauren Morrill
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Dec. 8, 2015

"Slapstick and romance make for a cotton-candy read. (Romance. 12-18)"
Liza and her school marching band enter a contest on a cruise ship, but only drum-major Liza knows that they will fall to school budget cuts unless they can win the $25,000 first prize. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MEANT TO BE by Lauren Morrill
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"For neophytes only. (Comic romance. 13-17)"
A paint-by-numbers romantic comedy of errors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY UNSCRIPTED LIFE by Lauren Morrill
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"Best for readers hoping that someday Justin Bieber might appear to sweep them off their feet. (Romance. 12-16)"
Dee falls for Milo, a pop singer-turned-movie star, during a summer job working on a movie crew. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SKY by Donald Morrill
Released: June 15, 1998

"Nothing distinguishes this debut volume of anecdotal verse from the heaps of similar, mostly inoffensive, books, with their commonplace observations on death, love, nature, and so on."
The author of the prose volume A Stranger's Neighborhood (1997) collects his first volume of poems: a motley batch of mostly confessional and autobiographical verse, filled out with natural observations, and pieces that confirm this married white poet's sensitivity toward women, blacks, and gays. Read full book review >

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THE LOST GIRL OF ASTOR STREET by Stephanie Morrill
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"A mostly well-crafted historical whodunit. (Historical mystery. 12-16)"
A debutante eschews convention to investigate the suspicious disappearance of her best friend. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WATCH THE HOUSE by Susanne Santoro Whayne
ANIMALS
Released: June 30, 1992

"A good vocabulary-builder for intermediate readers. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Left along, five household pets (a Labrador, two cats, a guinea pig, and a canary) escape for an adventurous day outdoors, coping with an attacking hawk, a hostile porcupine, and a nest of hornets. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HEY THERE, OWLFACE by Betty Bates
ANIMALS
Released: June 15, 1991

"Still, an easily read story with appealing b&w illustrations and some solid values. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Brad, who lives with his widowed mother on Gramps's midwestern farm, does some significant maturing during the months he observes a pair of barn owls raise their young. Read full book review >

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LET THE GAMES BEGIN
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BOOK REPORT for Panic by Lauren Oliver

 

Cover Story: WTF
BFF Charm: Let Me Love You
Swoonworthy Scale: 5
Talky Talk: Masterful
Bonus Factor: Tournament
Anti-Bonus Factors: Reader Superiority, Patty Chase Award For Awful Parenting
Relationship Status: I'll Split The Reward With You

Cover Story: WTF

This cover might make sense if, say, the book was ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NANA IN THE CITY by Lauren Castillo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"A sweet story for country-mouse readers. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A child learns to appreciate Nana's urban environs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BUT EXCUSE ME THAT IS MY BOOK by Lauren Child
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"Adding a melancholy but realistic touch to a familiar interchange, there is no sign of a librarian (or other adult) among the shelves of generic books in this natural follow-up to Marc Brown's D.W.'s Library Card (2001) and similar exploratory visits. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Charlie and his relentlessly verbal little sister Lola, now licensed TV characters, take a trip to the library in this script-based episode, illustrated with stills from the show done in Child's distinctive photo-and-cartoon collage style. Read full book review >