Search Results: "Laurie Faria Stolarz"


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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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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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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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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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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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WHEN by Victoria Laurie
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 13, 2015

"The character development is just as riveting as the plot in this well-constructed thriller. (Paranormal thriller. 12-18)"
If you could know the date of your death, would you? Read full book review >

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QUEST FOR THE SECRET KEEPER by Victoria Laurie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 12, 2012

"A confusing tangle of myth and history, slow going to boot, despite corpses and bombs aplenty. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
The third episode in Laurie's muddled Oracles of Delphi Keep series adds two more children with super powers, bringing the total to five of the prophesied seven (plus One) who will save the world from the satanic Demogorgon. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 23, 2012

"Though Laurie's memory lane lacks the structural cohesion of a novel, her stubborn perseverance guarantees plenty of colorful anecdotes. (Memoir. 12-16)"
A highly readable memoir traces Rubin's journey from pampered child to acclaimed mezzo-soprano. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"A fine introduction to a battle that turned the tide of the war. (historical note, children's roles in the Civil War, list of characters, timeline, glossary, further reading) (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
"What would the Rebels want with a place like Gettysburg, Pennsylvania?" wonders 12-year-old Will Edmonds. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2009

"An editor's magic would have benefited this average effort. (further reading, source list, index) (Nonfiction. 10 & up)"
Harry Houdini may be the most famous magician ever. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Few are the 19th-century's technological fruits that can rival the sewing machine for worldwide ubiquity and staying power; Carlson gives it its due with this rousing tribute. (bibliography, Web sites) (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
Does Carlson (Boss of the Plains: The Hat That Won the West, 1998, etc.) invest the sewing machine with more significance than it really merits? Read full book review >