Search Results: "Megan McCafferty"


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CHARMED THIRDS by Megan McCafferty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 11, 2006

"Surprisingly mature and witty novel that should snag more than a few adult readers who well remember their college years."
In McCafferty's third Jessica Darling novel, Jessica goes to college and finds the world is not exactly her oyster. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Jessica's take on junior high may be superficial, but she brings readers on a funny ride, even if many—perhaps even most—of her problems are not resolved by the end, setting up the next in the series, as expected. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Starting with Sloppy Firsts (2001), McCafferty explored the later teen and early 20s years of angst-ridden Jessica Darling in a five-book series. In this start to a new series, Jessica comes back for younger readers as an angst-ridden (of course) seventh-grader. Read full book review >

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THUMPED by Megan McCafferty
Released: April 24, 2012

"A sparkling, imaginative romp that is nevertheless plenty provocative. (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
This breezy and intriguing near-time dystopia concludes with the much-anticipated birth that was bought and paid for in the first installment, Bumped (2011). Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 2014

"McCafferty knows her way around this age group; her depictions are pitch-perfect and will loudly resonate with girls facing their own friends and foes. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Jessica Darling is back for a second funny and fluffy try at navigating the perils of seventh grade (Jessica Darling's It List 1, 2013).Read full book review >

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BUMPED by Megan McCafferty
Released: April 26, 2011

"She leaves readers with an ambiguous ending, sure to keep them thinking. (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
In this well-realized dystopia, a virus has rendered nearly everyone in the world unable to have children after age 18. Read full book review >

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SECOND HELPINGS by Megan McCafferty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2003

"Sassy and packed with more plot twists than a Real World marathon: likely to be snapped up eagerly by teen and preteen McCafferty fans."
The further adventures of Jessica Darling, she of the overly detailed journal. Read full book review >

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MEGAN MEADE’S GUIDE TO THE MCGOWAN BOYS by Kate Brian
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Nonetheless, fans of books like Alex Bradley's 24 Girls in 7 Days (p. 117) will enjoy the escapism—if they can overlook the rather formulaic characterization. (Fiction. YA)"
Sixteen-year-old army brat Megan is sent to live with the McGowans when her parents are transferred overseas. Read full book review >

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THE GRAY GHOST MURDERS by Keith McCafferty
Released: Feb. 21, 2013

"The same regulars and the same great scenery as Martha and Sean's debut (The Royal Wulff Murders, 2012). Though the felonious details this time are muddled and often hard to swallow, the central concept behind the complicated pair of cases is irresistible."
A second spate of high-country homicides for Hyalite County sheriff Martha Ettinger and Sean Stranahan, the former Boston PI who solves murders when he isn't painting or fishing. Read full book review >

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BUFFALO JUMP BLUES by Keith McCafferty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 28, 2016

"The fifth case for McCafferty's fly-tying detective is as rich in history, local color, and unique characters as the first four. You can't help hoping that the two leads will solve the problems of their relationship as readily as all those crimes."
An animal sacrifice is prelude to human murder in Montana. Read full book review >

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DEAD MAN'S FANCY by Keith McCafferty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 6, 2014

"McCafferty (The Gray Ghost Murders, 2013, etc.) knows his country and his characters, who have a comfortable, lived-in feel and yet shine as individuals. Although the plot takes its own time to unfold, it doesn't drag; McCafferty's understated prose deserves to be savored."
A rescue attempt gone wrong teams up a Montana sheriff and a part-time private eye. Read full book review >

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THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC by Jane McCafferty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 13, 2004

"Sharply observed but limited in scope: more by the way of background, or some other dramatic depth, could make such dim and shadowy characters worth caring for."
Fourteen stories set in Pittsburgh describe the quiet griefs of everyday life: a second collection from McCafferty (Director of the World, 1992; One Heart, 1999). Read full book review >

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THE ROYAL WULFF MURDERS by Keith McCafferty
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 16, 2012

"An entertaining debut, though less of the fishing stuff probably would have been more."
Field & Stream editor McCafferty's first novel is a fish story with a homicidal hook. Read full book review >