Search Results: "Leila Sales"


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TONIGHT THE STREETS ARE OURS by Leila Sales
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Despite occasional predictable or contrived moments, Arden's tale is insightful throughout. (Fiction. 12-18)"
"Recklessly loyal" Arden learns that there is such a thing as too much giving. Read full book review >

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MOSTLY GOOD GIRLS by Leila Sales
FICTION
Released: Oct. 5, 2010

"Although overall an enjoyable, light read, there are few surprises, and the pat ending leaves this text feeling flat. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Violet Tunis has always felt like second best, especially when she's around her particularly smart, wealthy and beautiful best friend, Katie, who seems to effortlessly be the best at everything. 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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A PERFECT PLACE FOR TED by Leila Rudge
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2014

"But never mind—this humorous story with its lovable protagonist is a keeper nonetheless. (Picture book. 2-7)"
A sweetly illustrated and mostly satisfying picture book about belonging. Read full book review >

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GARY by Leila Rudge
Kirkus Star
by Leila Rudge, illustrated by Leila Rudge
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"This convivial and gentle story about differences is a needed addition to collections about challenging the norm or upending physical expectations. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A racing pigeon who can't fly dreams of travel but ultimately finds—and shares—his own way to adventure. Read full book review >

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Saving Superman by Kathleen Sales
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 20, 2013

"An emotionally honest, thoughtful novel about families whose superpowers involve coping with the everyday."
A stranger helps a young boy and his family heal from the effects of a tragedy in this work of fiction. Read full book review >

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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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CINDERS & SAPPHIRES by Leila Rasheed
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 22, 2013

"Breathless readers will look forward to the next sudsy chapter in this planned series. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
A thoroughly satisfying romp for Downton Abbey fans. 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 >