Search Results: "Meg Rosoff"


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WHAT I WAS by Meg Rosoff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 28, 2008

"Great Expectations meets Death in Venice in this visceral, intensely surprising tale from Rosoff (Just in Case, 2006, etc.)."
An extraordinary account of an obsessive friendship between a prep-school misfit and a beautiful orphan. Read full book review >

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THERE IS NO DOG by Meg Rosoff
Released: Jan. 24, 2012

"Irreverent and funny, this book is sure to put off those concerned about blasphemous ideas showing up in teen literature, but it earns its place among the sharpest-witted tours de force of recent memory. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Bad luck for Earth that the job of the Almighty went to a horny, indolent teenager named Bob whose mother, Mona, won it in a poker game. Read full book review >

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HOW I LIVE NOW by Meg Rosoff
FICTION
Released: Aug. 24, 2004

"An epilogue, set six years after the conclusion, while war still lingers, ends Daisy's story on a bittersweet, hopeful note. (Fiction. 12+)"
Manhattanite Daisy, 15, moves to London to stay with an aunt and cousins she's never met. Read full book review >

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THE BRIDE’S FAREWELL by Meg Rosoff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 10, 2009

"Fragmented and overloaded with coincidences, but emotionally engaging, treading the line between YA and adult fiction."
Two social outcasts find each other against a background of harsh social circumstances in a sorrowful tale from Carnegie Medal winner Rosoff (What I Was, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >

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JUST IN CASE by Meg Rosoff
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 8, 2006

"Funny, ironic, magically real; stunning. (Fiction. YA)"
Rosoff examines the idea of fate through minutely observed, concatenated catastrophes and the intersection of exquisitely drawn characters (including a delusional protagonist), in an England-set novel as powerful as her Printz-winning debut, How I Live Now (2004). Read full book review >

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JONATHAN UNLEASHED by Meg Rosoff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 2016

"No bones about it, readers of this charmer are in for a real treat."
Jonathan's dogs are having an existential crisis. Or maybe it's just him. Read full book review >

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BECK by Mal Peet
Released: April 11, 2017

"Heartbreaking, hopeful, and inspired. (Historical fiction. 14-adult)"
Beck escapes institutional violence and discrimination and mends his spirit through lonely travels across the 1920s Canadian prairie. Read full book review >

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JUMPY JACK & GOOGILY by Meg Rosoff
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2008

"A humorous tamer of monsters that will leave everyone saying, 'Phew,' along with Jumpy Jack. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The same duo that created Meet Wild Boars (2005) is back with a tale of two friends proceeding through their day. Read full book review >

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MEET WILD BOARS by Meg Rosoff
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2005

"Shelve this next to Nicole Rubel's Grody's Not So Golden Rules (2003) and like contrarian essays; young readers will be delighted to meet this fearsome foursome, and inspired to look around for their real-life counterparts. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Poster piggies for bad behavior, Boris, Morris, Horace and Doris rampage through this cautionary introduction: "They are dirty and smelly, bad-tempered and rude. Read full book review >

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FROM THE NOTEBOOKS OF A MIDDLE SCHOOL PRINCESS by Meg Cabot
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 19, 2015

"A sweet fantasy, both funny and highly satisfying. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Olivia's middle school worries get a lot easier when she gets the surprise of a lifetime. Read full book review >

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PAPERWEIGHT by Meg Haston
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 7, 2015

"A diligent problem novel if not a gripping one. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Struggles with self-image and grief fill this novel. Read full book review >

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PANTS ON FIRE by Meg Cabot
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2007

"But it's Cabot, so it won't matter—buy in bulk. (Fiction. YA)"
The summer before senior year, Katie Sullivan's on top of the world, especially with Seth, the football team's kicker as her boyfriend, a ranking at the top of her class and a place in her school's popular clique. Read full book review >