Search Results: "Lynda B. Comerford"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"In her first book for young readers, Comerford, a former teacher, demonstrates a clear understanding of the sixth grader's world. (Fiction. 9-12)"
No longer comfortable with her old friends, Rissa breaks off with them just before sixth grade and has to make her way through the social minefield of their new middle school on her own. Read full book review >

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B by Jonathan Baumbach
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"Amusing but short of hilarity: too few pages, though immensely detailed, build and release."
"I'm angry at you because you don't know why I'm angry at you, she said. I'm not really angry, I'm disappointed . . . Invisible flames emanated from her on all sides." Read full book review >

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B by D.L. Luke
Released: March 15, 2016

"A scrappy feline protagonist enriches this seasonal story of seeking a home."
Luke explores the well-known pairing of black cats and Halloween in this debut children's tale. Read full book review >

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ZOM-B by Darren Shan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"A series opener to sink your teeth into. (Horror. 12-18)"
Shan's baaa-aaaack. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"A poignant, affirming, and often funny debut from a promising new author. (Fiction. 9-12)"
When Ida B's mother undergoes cancer treatment, the idyllically secure world that has informed her character crumbles. Read full book review >

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IDA B. by Karen E. Quinones Miller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 9, 2004

"Third-novelist Miller gets the details down, but the characters remain clichés without inner lives or credibility."
Inner-city chronicler Miller (I'm Telling, 2002, etc.) returns to drug dealers, welfare moms, and violent teenagers. Read full book review >

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BABY B by Michael Ryan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2004

"A very lovely piece of work, like a musical comedy on the art of ART."
From poet Ryan (Secret Life, 1995, etc.), a classy, nimble, week-by-week chronicle of getting pregnant the hard way—and then delivering the baby the hard way. Read full book review >

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PLAN B by Jonathan Tropper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 21, 2000

"Reads like a fictionalization of TV's Friends, but more earnest."
A lightweight first novel explores the sea change that turning 30 brings in the lives of a group of Manhattan friends who've known one another since college. Read full book review >

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B & ME by J.C. Hallman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 10, 2015

"There are only occasional insights in this frenzied, unabashedly self-indulgent book."
Recounting a literary obsession. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAY B. by Caroline Starr Rose
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 10, 2012

"If May is a brave, stubborn fighter, the short, free-verse lines are one-two punches in this Laura Ingalls Wilder-inspired ode to the human spirit. (Historical fiction. 9-14)"
As unforgiving as the western Kansas prairies, this extraordinary verse novel—Rose's debut—paints a gritty picture of late-19th-century frontier life from the perspective of a 12-year-old dyslexic girl named Mavis Elizabeth Betterly… May B. for short. Read full book review >