Search Results: "Leila Howland"


BOOK REVIEW

NANTUCKET RED by Leila Howland
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 13, 2014

"Enjoyable and introspective, this is more than just a summer beach read. (Fiction. 13-18)"
A coming-of-age story with a Nantucket backdrop serves up entertainment flavored with a dose of reality. Read full book review >

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THE BRIGHTEST STARS OF SUMMER by Leila Howland
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 17, 2016

"Readers finding this book as pleasant as a day at the beach spent with old friends will hope the trio returns to Pruet next summer. (Fiction. 9-12)"
The Silver sisters are back on Cape Cod for another satisfying summer adventure in this sequel to The Forget-Me-Not Summer (2015). Read full book review >

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HELLO, SUNSHINE by Leila Howland
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 11, 2017

"An engaging take on the pursuit of creative fulfillment. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A college reject pursues an acting career in Los Angeles. Read full book review >

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THE FORGET-ME-NOT SUMMER by Leila Howland
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2015

"An old-fashioned story well-told, with engaging characters—a beach read for preteens that is as comfortable as the old tennis shoes worn on the Massachusetts shore. (Fiction. 9-12)"
When job opportunities prevent their parents from staying in Los Angeles for the summer, Zinnia, Marigold, and Lily are sent, unhappily, across the country to great-aunt Sunny's. Read full book review >

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NANTUCKET BLUE by Leila Howland
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 7, 2013

"A solid beach read. (Fiction. 15-18)"
A summer-at-the-beach story takes readers to Nantucket. Read full book review >

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CALIFORNIA DREAMIN'
by Mandy Wan

BOOK REPORT for Hello, Sunshine by Leila Howland

Cover Story: Hello, Gorgeous
BFF Charm: Big Sister
Swoonworthy Scale: 7
Talky Talk: Easy Breezy
Bonus Factors: New Adulthood, Hollywood Dreams
Relationship Status: Summer Fling

Cover Story: Hello, Gorgeous

OMG YES TO ALL OF THIS. Especially that palm tree suitcase and Becca's beloved zebra flats! However, I can't help but ...


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BOOK REVIEW

DIAMONDS & DECEIT by Leila Rasheed
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Add this to the list of recommended reading for Downton Abbey enthusiasts. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
More scheming servants and conniving debutantes at Somerton. Read full book review >

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THIS SONG WILL SAVE YOUR LIFE by Leila Sales
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"Pulsates with hope for all the misfits. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Elise Dembowski is a chronic overachiever. Her project for sophomore year is to finally fit in. When this fails and Elise discovers that she is still the same as she's always been, she makes a desperate decision—a suicide attempt—that ostracizes her even further. Read full book review >

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PAST PERFECT by Leila Sales
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"Hilarious costumed hijinks in the spirit of Meg Cabot. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Ex-boyfriend angst, new-boyfriend jitters and best-friend snits are a heck of a lot funnier when they take place at a historical-reenactment village. Read full book review >

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ONCE WAS A TIME by Leila Sales
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2016

"Rewarding and uplifting. (Fantasy. 9-13)"
The friendship of two 10-year-old English girls is tested when one travels through a portal to the future. Read full book review >

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THE KINDNESS OF ENEMIES by Leila Aboulela
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"A pleasurable and engaging read for fans of both contemporary and historical fiction."
The award-winning author of Lyrics Alley (2011) and The Translator (2006) explores the role of old conflicts in the rise of modern extremism—and in the struggle against it.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TITANS by Leila Meacham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2016

"Emotions bubble up to the surface, but Meacham doesn't quite drill to the source, making an impressive dig into turn-of-the-century Texas come up empty."
Lies, betrayal, and black gold seep through this epic saga of separated fraternal twins who are reunited at the dawn of the oil boom in early 1900s Texas. Read full book review >