Search Results: "Mary E. Pearson"


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THE KISS OF DECEPTION by Mary E. Pearson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 15, 2014

"Slightly uneven but rich and exciting throughout. (map) (Fantasy. 14-17)"
There are two sides to every story—unless there are three. Read full book review >

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THE FOX INHERITANCE by Mary E. Pearson
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 30, 2011

"Though action scenes are occasionally predictable or over too soon, the book's timely and haunting questions will leave thoughtful readers with much to ponder. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
In a thought-provoking, atmospheric follow-up to The Adoration of Jenna Fox (2008), Pearson again contemplates bioengineering and the nature of humanity. Read full book review >

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THE HEART OF BETRAYAL by Mary E. Pearson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 7, 2015

"Despite flaws, solid and absorbing high fantasy, with a sudden breathless hook to the next installment. (Fantasy. 14-17)"
Held captive in an enemy land, a princess ricochets among an assassin, a prince, and a barbaric ruler. Read full book review >

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FOX FOREVER by Mary E. Pearson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 19, 2013

"The mind-bending Adoration of Jenna Fox (2008) can easily stand alone, but this is a crucial, memorable conclusion for readers who have moved on to Inheritance. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
Picking up directly after The Fox Inheritance (2011), this colorful, high-stakes finale is a speedy thriller through the streets, neighborhoods and deserted subway tunnels of future Boston. Read full book review >

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A ROOM ON LORELEI STREET by Mary E. Pearson
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 1, 2005

"All literary elements—characters, setting, mis-en-scene—seamlessly and poetically coalesce into her ephemerally hot and cold teenage persona whose tough outer shell masks enough skeletons in the closet to eat her alive. (Fiction. YA)"
Headstrong 17-year-old Zoe longs to escape the smothering helplessness of her alcoholic mother. Read full book review >

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MILES BETWEEN by Mary E. Pearson
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"The long-awaited reveal has a massively cathartic payoff. (Fiction. YA)"
Pearson mesmerizes with a heavily cryptic back story that explodes with full emotional force. Read full book review >

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SCRIBBLER OF DREAMS by Mary E. Pearson
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2001

"Romeo and Juliet this isn't, but fans of teen angst and undying-love stories will probably appreciate the effort. (Fiction. 12+)"
A literal blood feud in which warring factions of the same family have engaged for a century suffuses this readable if overwrought story of love between teens from opposing sides. Read full book review >

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THE ADORATION OF JENNA FOX by Mary E. Pearson
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2008

"A deeply humane and gripping descendent of Peter Dickinson's classic Eva. (Science fiction. YA)"
Outstanding examination of identity, science and ethics. Read full book review >

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DAVID V. GOD by Mary E. Pearson
RELIGION
Released: April 1, 2000

"Deftly laced with equal parts goofball humor and perceptive insight, this first novel delivers a funny and fast-paced read on a heavenly topic. (Fiction. 12-14)"
All Hell breaks loose when two classmates with wildly divergent personalities team up to debate God in a desperate quest for a one-way ticket back to life. Read full book review >

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E by Matt Beaumont
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Your career may depend on it."
Subject: Fab debut of former London adman, making a bugger-all brilliant update on the epistolary novel by having it largely in e-mail thrashing about on the office network and focusing on London's Miller Shanks ad agency striving to land the Coke account. Read full book review >

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MARY by Tomie dePaola
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 15, 1995

"The interesting conceit behind these illustrationsto take children's book figures and place them in formal icon-like posesworks well. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A strongly religious book featuring 15 scenes from the life of Mary. Read full book review >

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STE-E-E-E-EAMBOAT A-COMIN’! by Jill Esbaum
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 8, 2005

"The Story of Captain Blanche Leathers (2000), illus by Holly Meade, though its content is closer to William Anderson's comparatively restrained River Boy (2003), illus by Dan Andreasen. (afterword, map) (Picture book. 7-9)"
Inspired by a passage from Mark Twain's Life on the Mississippi, Esbaum captures the bustle and commotion attending a steam packet's arrival in a small river town: "Rubberneckers, / pounding boots, / whiskered geezers, big galoots. / Wheels a-clatter, / choking cloud, / yapping dog, excited crowd." Read full book review >