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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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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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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BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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THE DARLINGS IN LOVE by Melissa Kantor
Released: Jan. 10, 2012

"While the girls may struggle with the complexities of life and love, readers will be confident that this resilient trio will prevail. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
"The Darlings"—Jane, Natalya and Victoria—return in this tumultuous tale of first love (The Darlings Are Forever, 2011). Read full book review >

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THE GEOMANCER'S COMPASS by Melissa Hardy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"Notable for originality but limited by forced writing and shallow characters. (Science fiction. 11-14)"
Chinese-Canadian cousins must lay to rest the hungry ghost of an improperly buried ancestor in this debut for teens set in the very near future. Read full book review >