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, 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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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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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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DIRECTOR OF THE WORLD by Jane McCafferty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1992

"Fine writing in an often touching debut."
Tender, richly textured stories of children and adults working against their feelings of loss, abandonment, and personal dissolution—in a first collection from this year's winner of the Drue Heinz Literature Prize. Read full book review >

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ONE HEART by Jane McCafferty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Strong work from a writer to watch."
Loneliness is the dominant emotion in this sad, sensitive first novel by the author of a previous story collection (Director of the World, 1992). Read full book review >

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FIRST YOU TRY EVERYTHING by Jane McCafferty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 17, 2012

"Everyday tragedy takes a surreal spin in this slight but soulful, idiosyncratic tale."
How will brittle, needy, fanciful Evvie cope when her husband Ben falls out of love and leaves her? Badly, is the answer, in this sensitive, offbeat second novel. Read full book review >

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CRAZY MOUNTAIN KISS by Keith McCafferty
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 9, 2015

"Stranahan's fourth case blends humor with heartbreak, all flavors of eccentricity with a struggle for normalcy, and a natural backdrop that can make even the most powerful humans and their deeds look small."
A missing teen requires the special talents of Sean Stranahan—fishing guide, watercolorist, former boxer, and occasional private eye (Dead Man's Fancy, 2014, etc.).Read full book review >

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COLD HEARTED RIVER by Keith McCafferty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 4, 2017

"An exciting adventure set against some of the West's most stunning landscapes. Cleverly interwoven with the true story of Hemingway's lost trunk, it goes far to elucidate the mystique of fly-fishing."
A tragic accidental death, a suicide, and a probable murder roil the waters in prime Montana fishing country. 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 >