Search Results: "Melissa Keil"


BOOK REVIEW

LIFE IN OUTER SPACE by Melissa Keil
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"Much like a John Hughes movie, this is a humorous, heartfelt and angst-y romance with the potential to break the gender barrier. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Sam Kinnison may claim an address in Melbourne, Australia, but from the moment Camilla Carter walks into first-period English, he might as well live in outer space. Read full book review >

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THE INCREDIBLE ADVENTURES OF CINNAMON GIRL by Melissa Keil
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2016

"An amusing and perceptive take on post-adolescent life changes—with a twist. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Changes are imminent for a small-town girl who's faced with the end of high school—and, perhaps, the world. Read full book review >

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GIRLS MADE OF SNOW AND GLASS BY MELISSA BASHARDOUST
by Ana Grilo

Mina is sixteen, the daughter of a dead mother and a vicious father. When Mina was a small, sickly girl with a heart condition, her father's magic saved her by giving her a heart of glass. Because of her heart, Mina is convinced she is unable to love and to be loved, with nothing but her beauty to get ...


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MELISSA FEBOS
by Megan Labrise

Among the epigraphs of Melissa Febos’s sophomore memoir, Abandon Me, is a quotation by English psychoanalyst D.W. Winnicott: “It is a joy to be hidden and a disaster not to be found.”

“I feel like I’ve been waiting my whole life to use that epigraph,” says Febos, who considered it for her critically acclaimed debut, Whip Smart ...


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DELUSIONS OF LOVE
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Made For You by Melissa Marr

Cover Story: Entomologist Engagement

BFF Charm: Meh

Swoonworthy Scale: 6

Talky Talk: Southern Gentility and Psychopathy

Bonus Factor: Second Sight

Anti-Bonus Factor: Shaming

Relationship Status: Leave the Lights On

 

Cover Story: Entomologist Engagement

Although the bug on the cover is very pretty, if I were to open a velvet jewelry ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BABY PENGUINS LOVE THEIR MAMA by Melissa Guion
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 2, 2014

"A sweet, if uneven, penguin picture book. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Mama Penguin loves her babies, but keeping up with all of their activities has her plain worn out. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2011

"This clever marriage of information and illustration soars high. (bibliography of adult sources, quote sources, acknowledgements, period photo) (Picture book/biography. 4-8)"
This bright, brimming picture biography commemorates Tony Sarg, a brilliant, self-taught artist whose innovative helium balloons delighted legions of Macy's parade watchers from 1928 on. Read full book review >

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THE GIRL AT MIDNIGHT by Melissa Grey
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 28, 2015

"The well-built world, vivid characters, and perfect blend of action and amour should have readers eagerly seeking the sequel. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
Seventeen-year-old Echo is an odd bird, but she soars in this urban fantasy. Read full book review >

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MADE FOR YOU by Melissa Marr
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"This riveting whodunit delivers a bouquet of teen romance, paranormal and thriller. (Paranormal thriller/romance. 15-20)"
In a small backwater town where social standing is everything, 17-year-old Eva discovers being the favorite can be terrifying. Read full book review >

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SHARDS AND ASHES by Melissa Marr
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 19, 2013

"Perhaps most appealing as a sampler for genre neophytes. (Post-apocalyptic/short stories. 13 & up)"
An eclectic assortment of terrible futures. Read full book review >