Search Results: "Leah Pileggi"


BOOK REVIEW

PRISONER 88 by Leah Pileggi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"Young readers, including reluctant ones, will be rooting for Jake. (archival photograph, author's note) (Historical fiction. 10-13)"
A surprisingly affecting portrait of a 10-year-old boy in 1885 who is sentenced to five years for manslaughter and sent to the Idaho Territorial Penitentiary. Read full book review >

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A COUCH FOR LLAMA by Leah Gilbert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"A fun blend of realistic and ridiculous that will appeal to a broad audience. (Picture book. 3-7)"
When the Lago family has sat, spilled, and jumped on their beloved couch one time too many, a misadventure equal parts practical and absurd begins. Read full book review >

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DEATH MARKED by Leah Cypess
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 3, 2015

"Somber and disquieting but alight with flickers of hope. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
A sorceress without magic navigates lies, treachery and despair in this thoughtful conclusion to the fantasy duology that began with Death Sworn (2014).Read full book review >

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AN INHERITANCE OF ASHES by Leah Bobet
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"War, community, long-festering anger, and forgiveness—all thoughtfully and deliberately conveyed. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
When a supernatural war reaches her farm, Hallie fights to defend her land while struggling with familial estrangement. Read full book review >

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Released: April 1, 2012

"While readers who long for concrete answers may be frustrated, those willing to go along with this captivating exploration of both individual and collective identity will find themselves pondering its implications long after the last page. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
In a world where "Sick's the same as Freak Above," only below is Safe. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

In an entry in the Constitution series, this tedious, though up-to-date, discussion covers the history of the First Amendment, the rights it guarantees, and how it works (or is supposed to work): to limit government more than it does the individual. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BODY OF A GIRL by Leah Stewart
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 22, 2000

"An unsparing portrait of a woman who drinks too much, pushes too hard, and whose choices are frequently easy to disapprove of. But with this taut, tense thriller Stewart debuts auspiciously."
A young reporter investigates both a murder and herself in this no-holds-barred thriller debut. Read full book review >

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SECRET LETTERS by Leah Scheier
Released: June 26, 2012

"Pass on this; revisit either the original or Nancy Springer's engaging tales of Sherlock's little sister Enola. (Historical mystery. 12 & up)"
Sherlock Holmes' secret daughter goes on the case in this tepid Victorian whodunit. Read full book review >

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A TOUCH MORTAL by Leah Clifford
FANTASY
Released: March 1, 2011

"Those enamored enough of troubled-but-cute heroes won't mind the chaotic prose, plot holes and unlikable side characters—and will be thrilled by the setup for volume two. (Fantasy. YA)"
An otherwise intriguing twist on the paranormal is let down by forced melodrama and inexplicable secrets. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MISTWOOD by Leah Cypess
FANTASY
Released: May 1, 2010

"Astonishing and inspiring. (Fantasy. YA)"
The greatest magic is the power of choice in this lush, romantic debut fantasy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NOWHERE NEAR YOU by Leah Thomas
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"Part mad science, part convincing portrayal of the volatile, resilient nature of friendship and grief—and that, as Ollie says, is not science fiction. (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
Two mutant boys search for answers about their increasingly erratic powers as they continue the correspondence begun in Because You'll Never Meet Me (2015). Read full book review >

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ONE SHADOW ON THE WALL by Leah Henderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"A book that rewards patient, sensitive readers willing to dive in. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Mor, an 11-year-old Senegalese boy, faces many obstacles as he tries to keep his family together after his parents die. Read full book review >