Search Results: "Maria Padian"


BOOK REVIEW

OUT OF NOWHERE by Maria Padian
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"An encouraging, if incomplete, tale of high school sports in the melting pot. (Fiction. 13-16)"
When Somali refugees move to his Maine town, a soccer captain matures in this Chris Crutcher-reminiscent drama based on a true event. Read full book review >

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BRETT McCARTHY by Maria Padian
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2008

"The pacing is smooth and the actions build to a sad, if realistic, ending. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Bigmouth Brett has two great loves: vocabulary words and soccer. Read full book review >

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JERSEY TOMATOES ARE THE BEST by Maria Padian
FICTION
Released: March 8, 2011

"While there is nothing new about teens struggling with self-image, the interesting protagonists, details from both worlds and the well-drawn, flawed adult characters make this a worthwhile read. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
The worlds of ballet and tennis provide an intriguing background for this story about two gifted best friends. Read full book review >

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WRECKED by Maria Padian
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"An important, devastating new perspective on an all-too-timely subject. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A group of white college students becomes entangled in the investigation of an on-campus rape. Read full book review >

BLOG POST

FAVORITES OF 2016 - PART FOUR
by Leila Roy

Here I am, at the end of the year… with the end of my reading year. If you’d like to catch up on the first three installments, here are the links: January-March, April-June, July-September.

And now, on with the show!

October: Wrecked, by Maria Padian

I have read a lot—A LOT—of books that deal with sexual assault and rape culture ...


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BOOK REVIEW

WILL by Maria Boyd
FICTION
Released: July 13, 2010

"Still, Will's feelings and relationship struggles are authentic, and the dialogue is crisp when the author pulls her message punches. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Aussie soccer jock and guitar player Will is forced to join the band of his high school's musical as punishment for mooning a bus full of girls. Read full book review >

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SOMETHING ABOUT AMERICA by Maria Testa
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Riveting—and tender. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Testa writes stories told in poems of surpassing beauty, fragility and depth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOU HAVE THE WRONG MAN by Maria Flook
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 11, 1996

"Deeply flawed—and almost as deeply interesting—work from an ambitious writer who's obviously still finding her material and her voice, and who may yet produce much better fiction."
A frustratingly uneven first collection, by the young author of the novels Family Night (1992) and Open Water (1995). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 18, 1991

This copiously illustrated history of America's ``most successful humor magazine'' never takes itself too seriously, despite patches of banal social history and cultural analysis. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEDTIME SHORT STORIES by Maria Davis
Released: Nov. 27, 2013

"Easy to read and mildly enjoyable, best for kids learning to read on their own."
A rhyming, songlike book of illustrated short stories for kids to read aloud. Read full book review >