Search Results: "Meg Mitchell Moore"


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THE ADMISSIONS by Meg Mitchell Moore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Moore's readers may find this book cuts a little too close to home."
The members of a high-achieving Marin County family face their fears: applying to college, blowing a deal, revealing their secrets. Read full book review >

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THE ARRIVALS by Meg Mitchell Moore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 25, 2011

"Reads like a glass of warm milk."
Moore debuts with an empty-nest dramedy about a couple in Burlington, Vt., whose three adult children return home for extended stays during one long but ultimately happy summer. Read full book review >

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SO FAR AWAY by Meg Mitchell Moore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 29, 2012

"The final pages dangle a plethora of loose ends, but they're unlikely to bother readers gripped by the novel's strong emotional content."
After a mild-mannered family-dramedy debut (The Arrivals, 2011), Moore gets way more intense in a novel that mingles the stories of a cyberbullied high school student, a guilt-ridden archivist and an Irish maid in the 1920s. Read full book review >

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THE CAPTAIN'S DAUGHTER by Meg Mitchell Moore
Released: July 18, 2017

"Moore raises some interesting issues about class and the importance of money to happiness, but by solving her characters' problems too neatly and painlessly she undercuts the novel's seriousness, turning it into a Lifetime matinee."
Moore (The Admissions, 2015, etc.) offers a mildly thoughtful, mainly comforting slice of domestic pie in this story of a wealthy woman who temporarily returns to the working-class town of her youth. Read full book review >

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PIGEON P.I. by Meg McLaren
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Further feathery cases for this duo would be just fine. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Who's filching the feathered folk of the city? Read full book review >

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Released: March 13, 2012

"A worthy effort weakened by a rushed conclusion. (Magical realism. 14-18)"
Laden with the hopes and fears of her village, a 16-year-old girl casts aside her appointed calling to discover her true destiny. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: April 1, 2002

"The third in the series (Princess in the Spotlight, 2001, etc.) has the best ending yet, which proves that princesses—even tall, flat-chested, algebraically challenged ones—always find true love. (Fiction. 12-15)"
What is a princess to do when she doesn't feel sparks fly after kissing Kenny, her supposed boyfriend, because she's really in love with her best friend's brother, high-school senior Michael Moscovitz? Read full book review >

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READY OR NOT by Meg Cabot
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"Cabot is a witty writer who has the ability to practically channel teen-speak, and while this work is thinner than her usual fare, fans should come away satisfied. (Fiction. 12-14)"
In this sequel to All-American Girl (2002), Samantha Madison, now almost 17, must cope with hero status in society (she saved the President's life) but unpopularity at school, the disconcerting but nonetheless intriguing discovery that models don't wear a stitch of clothing in life-drawing class and the possibility of sex with her boyfriend David, who just happens to be the President's son. Read full book review >

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WAER by Meg Caddy
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 14, 2017

"A familiar paranormal fantasy energized by head wounds and plot twists. (Fantasy. 12-17)"
A new world of shape-shifters and a time-honored battle between good and evil come alive in Caddy's debut fantasy for teens. Read full book review >

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THE MUSEUM OF HEARTBREAK by Meg Leder
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 7, 2016

"A predictable and morally suspect love story. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Best friends clash as love is in the air. Read full book review >

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BIG BONED by Meg Cabot
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 20, 2007

"Cabot (Queen of Babble in the Big City, 2007, etc.) continues to charm as Heather tries even harder to get it right."
Murder in a New York college dormitory once more complicates the life of its assistant director. Read full book review >