Search Results: "Lois Metzger"


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CHANGE PLACES WITH ME by Lois Metzger
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 14, 2016

"An interesting, experimental near-future character study. (Science fiction. 12-18)"
Rose, a quiet, shy girl living in New York City in 2029, suddenly comes out of her shell. Read full book review >

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ELLEN'S CASE by Lois Metzger
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"This sequel to Barry's Sister (1992) is riddled with good intentions blown off course by cautionary elements. (Fiction. 10+)"
At 16, Ellen is a veteran of tending her preschool-age brother, Barry, who has cerebral palsy. Read full book review >

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MISSING GIRLS by Lois Metzger
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"This uncommon novel from Metzger (Ellen's Case, 1995, etc.) steps out of the genre of historical fiction to tell a story as significant to contemporary readers as to the inhabitants of the era it evokes. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A girl's interest in family history overlaps a coming-of-age story about her vestigial understanding of her mother after death, and her own awareness of self and place in the world. Read full book review >

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BARRY'S SISTER by Lois Metzger
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 30, 1992

"Nonetheless, the focus on Ellen and her struggles with the complexities of growing up, sorting out her identity, and establishing her place in a family in crisis does result in a story with appeal for patient readers. (Fiction. 10+)"
Ellen's euphoric start in seventh grade ends abruptly when she learns that her mother is pregnant—``I think Ellen's got a touch of sibling rivalry fever,'' her father says of her unenthusiastic response to the news. Read full book review >

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A TRICK OF THE LIGHT by Lois Metzger
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 18, 2013

"An ambitious and unusual take on teens and eating disorders—but not an entirely satisfactory one. (Fiction. 12-18)"
A young stop-motion-film enthusiast's encounter with anorexia, as narrated by...his eating disorder? Read full book review >

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WAITING FOR SANTA by Steve Metzger
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Children who have a hard time waiting for Christmas will enjoy seeing these little animal kindred spirits. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Bear and his friends in the forest make preparations for Santa's arrival on Christmas Eve, but only Bear truly believes Santa will come. Read full book review >

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DETECTIVE BLUE by Steve Metzger
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2011

"Best are all the dangling strings the story presents—ten o'clock scholar, baking blackbirds, a plum on a thumb, the knave of hearts—that interested readers can follow to the source. (Picture book. 4-8)"

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THE ICE CREAM KING by Steve Metzger
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

A little boy loves ice cream more than anything else in the world...or does he? Read full book review >

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TWO BOYS by Susan L. Metzger

"A haunted, dawning horror creeps through this story, and when the revelations appear, it's difficult to put down."
In this novel based on a true story, two victims of a day care facility run by sexual predators grow up together and become best friends, until events from their past catch up, and the friends drift apart in two very different directions. Read full book review >

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THIS IS THE HOUSE THAT MONSTERS BUILT by Steve Metzger
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 28, 2016

"For fans of cumulative rhymes and monsters of all sorts. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In a "House That Jack Built" tale that exemplifies the butterfly effect, some costumed kids who shout "Trick or treat!" cause havoc at a house full of monsters. Read full book review >