Search Results: "Megan McArdle"


BOOK REVIEW

THE UP SIDE OF DOWN by Megan McArdle
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"Sage counsel on how to learn from failure with humor and grace."
An illuminating look at the psychology behind rebounding from defeat. Read full book review >

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FARISHTA by Patricia McArdle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2011

"Sincere but earthbound."
The unvarnished but heartfelt tale of the lone woman stationed with a remote reconstruction team in northern Afghanistan during a year marked by romance, tragedy and solar ovens—winner of the 2010 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award. Read full book review >

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SHOW DOG by Megan McCarthy
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Ed and the Hubbles will delight young readers, particularly 'Henry and Mudge' fans. (Picture book. 6-8)"
What makes a dog a Champion? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 8, 2007

"Includes a note on the origins of the tales. (Folktales. 8-12)"
Brave and brainy, trusty and true, Molly Whuppie is not about to let anyone stop her—not even a giant who is ready for a meal. Read full book review >

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A COLD LEGACY by Megan  Shepherd
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"Daddy issues aside, a creepy and compelling tale. (Horror. 14-18)"
The mad scientist's daughter, Juliet Moreau, must flee or fulfill her diabolical biological destiny in the ghoulish series ender. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SWAP by Megan Shull
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Readers curious about how the other half lives will thrill at this view from the far side of the fence. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Seventh-grader Ellie O'Brien and eighth-grader Jack Malloy are given a surprising gift when they are suddenly able to literally view life through each other's eyes. Read full book review >

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HER DARK CURIOSITY by Megan  Shepherd
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 28, 2013

"Secrets and mad scientists offer a gory gothic adventure. (Gothic thriller. 14 & up)"
Juliet Moreau struggles with monsters, morals and family tragedy in this moving, if melodramatic sequel (The Madman's Daughter, 2013). Read full book review >

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THE MADMAN'S DAUGHTER by Megan  Shepherd
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"An unessential but entertaining interpretation. (Science fiction. 13 & up)"
H.G. Wells' The Island of Doctor Moreau, as seen through the eyes of the doctor's daughter. Read full book review >

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FRACTURE by Megan Miranda
FANTASY
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"An occasionally thrilling paranormal romance with enough spellbinding incidents to overcome the clichéd components. (Paranormal romantic thriller. 11 & up)"
Eleven full minutes pass before 17-year-old Delaney's best friend Decker pulls her from beneath the ice of a northern Maine lake. Can she recover from the bizarre results of her long period without oxygen? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WAY WE FALL by Megan Crewe
Released: Jan. 24, 2012

"Readers will root for the believable characters struggling through heartbreaking situations. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
An introverted girl's struggle with isolation mirrors her island's quarantine during a mysterious, deadly epidemic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF BOYS by Megan McDonald
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"McDonald keeps readers laughing with all the antics while expertly folding in Shakespeare references and double entendres in her now-familiar combination of journal-style entries from Joey's perspective, play scenes outlining Alex's viewpoint and an overall narrative told in Stevie's glib voice. (Fiction. 9-12)"
First kisses have Stevie Reel and her older sister Alex on opposite sides of the male-interest spectrum, while youngest sister Joey cannot even imagine considering boys over her frogs. Read full book review >

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CHRISTOPHER REEVE by Megan Howard
Released: May 11, 1999

"Utilitarian and coherent. (index) (Biography. 11-13)"
Distilled from published or televised sources, this biography of Reeve from troubled childhood to triumphant re-emergence into public life focuses more on what he's done than who he is. Read full book review >