Search Results: "Laurie Faria Stolarz"


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PROJECT 17 by Laurie Faria Stolarz
FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2007

"Bland and unconvincing, even film students won't find this intriguing, as the camera is even less present than the supposed ghosts. (Fiction. YA)"
For Derik, there is something eerily compelling about the abandoned campus of the old Danvers State Hospital. Read full book review >

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BLEED by Laurie Faria Stolarz
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Although this collection ends on a note of hope, it is almost unbearably bleak. (Short stories. YA)"
Overlapping short stories about a group of related young people all take place one Saturday in August. Read full book review >

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DEADLY LITTLE SECRET by Laurie Faria Stolarz
FICTION
Released: Dec. 16, 2008

"CW-worthy dialogue, quirky secondary characters, romance and suspense: a winning combination. (Paranormal romance. 13 & up)"
The prolific Stolarz (Blue is for Nightmares, 2003, etc.) here launches the new Touch series. Read full book review >

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SHUTTER by Laurie Faria Stolarz
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"Breezy but solid, with enough plot twists to keep readers guessing. (Mystery. 14-18)"
"Everyone has their story." Day just wants to know the one behind the mysterious boy at the convenience store—who's also wanted for murder. Read full book review >

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WELCOME TO THE DARK HOUSE by Laurie Faria Stolarz
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 22, 2014

"Stephen King would love it. (Horror. 12-18)"
A group of disparate teens win a contest to meet their favorite horror-movie director and find themselves in a real horror experience. Read full book review >

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LAURIE TELLS by Linda Lowery
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 1994

"Thoughtful and carefully wrought, a valuable aid to coping and understanding. (Fiction. 8-12)"
``It's hard to believe/how happy I used to be....I have places on my body/I don't want anyone to touch./They're mine, only for me,/and it makes me sick/to think he touched me there.'' A sexually abused 11-year-old shares her emotions, remembering how she trusted and loved Dad when she was little, her horror when he first molested her two years ago, her one tentative attempt to tell Mom, who refused to believe her. Read full book review >

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DEAR DAD, LOVE LAURIE by Susan Beth Pfeffer
Released: March 1, 1989

After Laurie's parents divorce, her mother requires her to write weekly to her father in Missouri; though Laurie chafes under this burden, she writes enough letters in nine months to fill this book. Read full book review >

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BOWLING ALLEY BANDIT by Laurie Keller
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 11, 2013

"Like triumphant Mr. Bing, Keller walks off with a 'Stiffy Stu McShiny' award for this yummy chapter-book series opener. (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 7-10)"
A bowling tournament gives the rolling raconteur introduced in the 2003 picture book Arnie the Doughnut fresh scope for wisecracks and wild misadventures. Read full book review >

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THE SCRAMBLED STATES OF AMERICA by Laurie Keller
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"The states appear in a final gallery, with a few statistics to square off the whole funny enterprise. (Picture book. 8-10)"
Imagine the states, Kansas, California, Ohio, and all the rest, as people with toothy grins, ping-pong balls for eyes, pipe cleaner limbs, and full-blown personalities. Read full book review >

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THE MAGICIAN'S BIRD by Emily  Fairlie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"Fans of the first book will be glad to rejoin this unlikely team of detectives. (Mystery. 8-12)"
In this easy, breezy mystery, Laurie and Bud spend their summer planning a scavenger hunt, discovering a secret room and solving a missing person case. Read full book review >

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DEADLY KIN by Tom Eslick
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 15, 2003

"The mystery is ragtag, with shadowy characters passing through like rush-hour traffic. The outdoor adventure sequences, though, are worth the price of admission."
Mysteries sprout from every corner of New Hampshire's White Mountains. Read full book review >

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WE ARE GROWING! by Laurie Keller
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"Amusing, yes. Useful for reading practice, yes, but not necessarily guaranteed to make new readers the 'read-i-est.' (Early reader. 6-8)"
Elephant and Piggie make an appearance to introduce the first in their new series, an egalitarian introduction to superlatives. Read full book review >