Search Results: "Marc Summers"


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FALL FOR ANYTHING by Courtney Summers
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"An unusual, bold effort that deserves attention. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A once-famous photographer has committed suicide, and 17-year-old Eddie, his only daughter, desperately wants to know why. Read full book review >

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CRACKED UP TO BE by Courtney Summers
FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Issue-laden and overwrought, Summers's debut will make forgettable fodder for the insatiable readers of Gossip Girl (and her many series clones) but is bound to leave teens who like a little more lit in their chick lit cold. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
High-school senior Parker Fadley used to be the most popular girl at her Catholic school. Read full book review >

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TEXTROVERT by Lindsey Summers
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 2, 2017

"Blandly engaging. (Romance. 12-16)"
A text-messaging accident leads to romance. Read full book review >

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Albert Pendergast's Peculiar Parcel by K.G. Summers
Released: Dec. 30, 2014

"A sweet story for bullied kids but one that's far too text-heavy."
In Summers' debut picture book, a bully's classmates devise a plan to change his actions forever. Read full book review >

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Released: June 13, 2016

"A tightly structured war novel, written with intelligence and verve."
Summers (The Shain Family at Shakertown, 1808-1922, etc.) offers a World War II thriller about espionage and betrayal overseas. Read full book review >

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ALL THE RAGE by Courtney Summers
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 14, 2015

"Unflinching and powerful. (Fiction. 14-18)"
In a small town, one girl is raped, and another girl disappears. Read full book review >

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THE RIDDLE HORSE by Mark Summers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"A nostalgic piece that, however beautiful, seems wasted on this age group. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A nostalgic riddle: what horse is this? Read full book review >

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THE VERY WINDY DAY by Elizabeth MacDonald
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 1992

"Worth a try. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Four people have errands along North, South, East, and West Streets. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"Think Chekhov writing from a female perspective, burnished by the ennui of a soulless collectivist state, contemplating the influence of culture and politics on love and relationships."
Petrushevskaya's (There Once Lived a Woman Who Tried to Kill Her Neighbor's Baby, 2009) short stories transform the mundane into the near surreal, pausing only to wink at the absurdity of it all. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 14, 2017

"Space enthusiasts of all ages will enjoy this exploration into the farthest reaches of the universe and the cutting edge of astronomical research."
A comprehensive introduction to the thousands of newly discovered planets beyond our solar system, which are beautiful and mind-bending in their diversity—and those are just the ones we know of. Read full book review >

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THE AMBER FILE by Charles D. Summers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 8, 2013

"A dark mystery story that, despite its potential, juggles too many characters and plot twists."
Detective Mike Carr tries to solve a cold case amid a sea of suspects in a small town in this mystery/thriller set in 1979-1980. Read full book review >