Search Results: "Lauren Oliver"


BOOK REVIEW

OLIVER by Birgitta Sif
Kirkus Star
by Birgitta Sif, illustrated by Birgitta Sif
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"A lovely gift—aglow with warmth and welcome—for those who feel, or have ever felt, different. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A delightful tale about a boy who is different and his discovery of a kindred spirit, gracefully written to celebrate dreamers and readers—and those who need not change to find friends. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OLIVER by Christopher Franceschelli
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2011

"The back of the book proclaims that what happens in this story is '[b]ecause miracles happen.' Children may not be so sure. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Picture-book minimalism is taken to an almost unnatural extreme with this avant-garde presentation of a very familiar concept. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OLIVER by Judith Rossell
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"Next time your child asks to shove a banana down the drain, go for it. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Young Oliver goes down the drain, literally… maybe. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

REQUIEM by Lauren Oliver
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 5, 2013

"A dystopian tour de force. (Dystopian romance. 14 & up)"
Fraught with high-stakes action and gripping emotion, the final chapters of Lena Haloway's journey will have readers breathlessly turning the pages. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEFORE I FALL by Lauren Oliver
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2010

"Unexpectedly rich. (Fantasy. 12-15)"
When your novel's heroine opens the story as a popular, mean highschooler, the story will be one of two things: a paean to Dolce & Gabbana or a tale of redemption. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RINGER by Lauren Oliver
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Speculative fiction at its core, Oliver's novel is also a reflection on the nature of humanity as explored through the dualities of life/death, autonomy/ownership, truth/lies, and good/evil. (Science fiction. 15-adult)"
It has been three weeks since the Haven Institute fell, but it still has subjects Lyra and Gemma in its insidious grip. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROOMS by Lauren Oliver
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"This satisfying novel will be enjoyed by Oliver's fans and bring new ones to the fold."
A smoky and realistic ghost story that subverts cliché. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VANISHING GIRLS by Lauren Oliver
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 3, 2015

"This is an uneven read that suffers from grandiose ambitions. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Two sisters' lives are irrevocably changed by a shared accident. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 6, 2012

"From the grief-stricken shell of her former self to a nascent refugee and finally to a full-fledged resistance fighter, Lena's strength and the complexity of her internal struggles will keep readers up at night. (Dystopian romance. 14 & up)"
It's been six months since readers first met 17-year-old Lena Haloway, desperately in love in a world that considers such feelings an infection to be permanently and irrevocably "cured." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EMMY & OLIVER by Robin Benway
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 23, 2015

"As a portrait of the emerging adolescent, it engages, even if it gives the effects of the kidnapping on its victim short shrift. (Fiction. 12-18)"
A girl loses her best friend when he's kidnapped by his father at 7 and must cope when he returns 10 years later. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

REPLICA by Lauren Oliver
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"A reading experience not to be missed—or forgotten. (Science fiction. 15 & up)"
Two girls from very different backgrounds find autonomy, strength, and identity as they fight against corporate greed and medical corruption. Read full book review >