Search Results: "Lili Peloquin"


BOOK REVIEW

THIS SIDE OF JEALOUSY by Lili  Peloquin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 18, 2013

"No one will read these books for the mystery, which is so glacially developed it's easy to forget, what with all the sex, drugs and misery. (Chick-lit/mystery. 14 & up)"
One and a half volumes into her series, Peloquin's central mystery plot finally begins to come together. Read full book review >

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THE INNOCENTS by Lili  Peloquin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"This Side of Jealousy is scheduled for summer 2013; here's hoping the characters develop some substance between now and then. (Chick lit/mystery. 12-16) "
It's dangerous when a novel references The Great Gatsby; it only begs unfortunate comparisons. Read full book review >

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LILI by Annie Wang
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2001

"A moving and well-crafted tale, written over the course of ten years, that successfully melds the fictional Lili with China's recent history. Not an easy task."
Wang's first novel written in English: a compelling account of the emotional and political awakening of a tormented young Chinese woman who grew up during the Cultural Revolution. Read full book review >

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LILI by Abigail De Witt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2000

"Enormously ambitious, though Lili, vital as she is, repels more than engages, making of her life an extended exercise in fine writing rather than the deeply affecting story of a strong woman."
A first novel examines the big questions of war, love, and faith through the story of Lili, passionate and smart but debilitatingly self-absorbed. Read full book review >

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LOUDER, LILI by Gennifer Choldenko
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"A good read-aloud or read-alone that is sure to delight. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Lili is so shy that her voice, when she actually says anything, is usually too soft to be heard. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"A compelling examination of a simple song's enormous psychological and political power."
The story of World War II's accidental megahit, a song surpassingly popular with troops of all stripes. Read full book review >

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FOR YOU, LILI MARLENE by Robert Peters
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"Donne notwithstanding, the youthful Peters emerges as a narrow, self-absorbed island in the sea of destruction and human misery that engulfed the Continent before the guns fell silent. (13 b&w photos, not seen)"
Vapid reminiscences of rear-echelon service with the US Army during WW II. Read full book review >

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LILI ON STAGE by Rachel Isadora
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 5, 1995

"The atmosphere crackles and the book delivers as much enchantment as the ballet itself. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A delightful encore performance for the charming heroine of Lili at Ballet (1993), in which Isadora once again conveys a love of dance and a genuine familiarity with the myriad details of practice and performance. Read full book review >

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LILI AT BALLET by Rachel Isadora
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 23, 1993

"There's little mention here of discipline or hard work; still, an attractive and informative first look. (Picture book. 4-9)"
With a minimal explanatory text, a realistic depiction of a serious young ballet student and her class. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DANCING WITH THE TIGER by Lili Wright
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2016

"Well written but seriously undisciplined."
An unwieldy cast of bad characters scrambles across Mexico after Montezuma's funerary mask in a thriller with pretensions by memoirist Wright (Learning to Float, 2002). Read full book review >

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LOVE-SHY by Lili Wilkinson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Dec. 1, 2014

"Readers will root for these appealing, realistically flawed characters to find their respective happy futures. (Fiction. 14-17)"
A timely exploration of the line between idiosyncrasies and mental illness featuring two Australian teenagers. Read full book review >