Search Results: "M.E. Kerr"


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WHAT BECAME OF HER by M.E. Kerr
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2000

In her uniquely urbane, savage, savagely funny way, Kerr ("Hello," I Lied, 1998, etc.) sends a trio of teenagers into the terra incognita between "Like" and "Love," as past sins come home to roost in a small Pennsylvania town. Read full book review >

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EDGE by M.E. Kerr
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Expertly crafted, with enduring relevance. (Short stories. 12-18)"
Family, honesty, and status emerge as themes in a collection of prolific author Kerr's short stories for teens. Read full book review >

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SNAKES DON’T MISS THEIR MOTHERS by M.E. Kerr
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"These critters (also the name of the shelter) and their antics should keep young animal lovers happy and occupied. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Here's the book for readers who've wondered what goes on among the denizens of an animal shelter—and not the human ones. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 1998

paper 0-06-446207-2 Kerr ("Hello," I Lied, 1997, etc.) wraps observations about writing in general, and her own work in particular, around five short stories, plus long extracts from four novels and her autobiography. Read full book review >

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DELIVER US FROM EVIE by M.E. Kerr
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 30, 1994

"Sensitive, compelling. (Fiction. 12+)"
Kerr (Linger, 1993, etc.), who also writes as Mary James (see Frankenlouse, above) tells the story of a 15- year-old Missouri farm boy and his lesbian older sister. Read full book review >

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LINGER by M.E. Kerr
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: July 30, 1993

"And while Kerr's partisan stance may subvert the message for some, others will find it compelling. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Linger—the restaurant in Berryville, Pennsylvania, traditional spot for community celebrations—is ruled by owner Ned Dunlinger with calculated generosity and shrewd manipulation of his affectionate employees. Read full book review >

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SOMEONE LIKE SUMMER by M.E. Kerr
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: July 1, 2007

"A masterful story from a critically acclaimed author. (Fiction. YA)"
From her first sidelong glance down the soccer field, Annabel Brown knows that Esteban Santiago is the boy for her. Read full book review >

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SOMEONE LIKE SUMMER by M.E. Kerr
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: July 1, 2007

"A masterful story from a critically acclaimed author. (Fiction. YA)"
From her first sidelong glance down the soccer field, Annabel Brown knows that Esteban Santiago is the boy for her. Read full book review >

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YOUR EYES IN STARS by M.E. Kerr
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"Finding a cohesive single voice to tell this story wouldn't have been easy, but would have made its impact stronger. (Fiction. 12+)"
A broad-ranging, somewhat unfocused novel on a worthy topic—how small errors in judgment can snowball to disaster—by a YA master. Read full book review >

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SLAP YOUR SIDES by M.E. Kerr
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Nevertheless, this is engrossing and thought-provoking. (Fiction. 12-15)"
In a small Pennsylvania town during WWII, Kerr (What Became of Her, 2000, etc.) demonstrates her command of time, place, and atmosphere in this tale about the effect a young man's decision has on his family and the community at large when he decides to become a conscientious objector. Read full book review >

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``HELLO,'' I LIED by M.E. Kerr
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 11, 1997

"Written in Kerr's blithe style, this is an urbane story with a bit of an edge, a likably confused protagonist, and some deftly inserted information. (Fiction. 13+)"
Trust M.E. Kerr (Deliver Us From Evie, 1994, etc.) to put a new twist on an old story: ``I know that I'd always think of it as the summer that I loved a girl,'' Lang, the narrator, concludes ruefully. Read full book review >

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FELL DOWN by M.E. Kerr
FICTION
Released: Oct. 30, 1991

"Another entry in this clever, original series seems promised; it will be welcome. (Fiction. 12+)"
The third book about Fell finds him in a funk as he tries to deal with the auto-accident death of best friend Dib. Read full book review >