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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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 >

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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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BECAUSE YOU'LL NEVER MEET ME by Leah Thomas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 2, 2015

"A witty, unusual take on friendship and parlaying weakness into power. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Opposites attract—and repel—in Thomas' epistolary debut novel. Read full book review >

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THE AFTER GIRLS by Leah Konen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 18, 2013

"Skip. (Fiction. 14-17)"
After their best friend takes her own life, recently graduated high school seniors Ella and Sydney are left behind to pick up the pieces and cope with the gnawing guilt that there was something they might have done to prevent Astrid from doing the unthinkable. Read full book review >

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MALIBU CARMIE by Leah Komaiko
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2005

"The writing, in first person, is as flighty as Carmie's character, and should appeal to its target audience. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Thirteen-year-old Carmie lives with her depressed, divorced mother in Van Nuys, California. Read full book review >

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HEARTLESS by Leah Rhyne
Released: May 10, 2016

"Not so-bad-it's-good bad—just bad. (Horror. 12 & up)"
A reanimated girl seeks answers. Read full book review >

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YOUR VOICE IS ALL I HEAR by Leah Scheier
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Well-meaning but ultimately unsuccessful. (author's note) (Fiction. 12-15) "
A high school sophomore discovers that her dreamy new artist boyfriend is suffering from mental illness. Read full book review >