Search Results: "Mette Norgaard"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2011

"A short, concise handbook with practical examples on how to become a more effective leader and a better boss."
Think you're going to hold onto the big chair by remaining the biggest SOB in the room? Think again. Read full book review >

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FEMME by Mette Bach
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"The novel isn't a treatise about queer identities, so it doesn't offer an answer on what this complicated concept means. But it's a great introduction to how gender identity can be a segue for a love that, even in 2015, cannot speak its name. (Fiction. 14-17)"
So, is femme a sexual orientation or a gender presentation? Read full book review >

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KILLER DROP by Mette Bach
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Marcus' journey reads more like a preachy after-school special than a story of true growth out of tragedy. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Marcus has a trust fund, acceptance to an elite university, and a sense of entitlement. But when tragedy strikes, he must decide whether to risk everything for what really matters. Read full book review >

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LOVE IS LOVE  by Mette Bach
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Sparks fly between Emmy and Jude, but they may not between Emmy and readers. (Fiction. 14-18)"
When mousy, pudgy, white Emmy goes to her father's family in Vancouver for a change of scene, she falls head over heels for Jude, a young white trans man. Read full book review >

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THE VANISHING ACT by Mette Jakobsen
Released: Sept. 17, 2012

"A saccharine fable."
A young girl comes to terms with her mother's disappearance in Jakobsen's undernourished debut novel. Read full book review >

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FOR TIME AND ALL ETERNITIES  by Mette Ivie Harrison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"Linda might make a comforting companion for devout Mormon women struggling with their leadership and history. Other readers, though, are likely to find the prose ham-fisted and didactic, the mystery unsatisfying, and the solution downright offensive."
Mormon housewife Linda Wallheim grapples with her faith as she delves into underground polygamy in her third investigation (His Right Hand, 2015, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE ROSE THRONE by Mette Ivie Harrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2013

"It ends with one princess in exile and the other separated from her true love; whether there's a sequel to wrap up the dangling plotlines is unclear. Also unclear is whether readers will want it. (Fantasy. 11-15)"
A tale of two princesses and a fair amount of magic. Read full book review >

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TRIS AND IZZIE by Mette Ivie Harrison
FANTASY
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"More High School Musical than Wagnerian sturm und drang. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Torn between two boys, 16-year-old Isolde also finds herself caught between a normal life and her recently rediscovered magical legacy in this modernization of Tristan and Isolde. Read full book review >

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MIRA, MIRROR by Mette Ivie Harrison
FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Groan. (Fantasy. 12+)"
A melodramatic take on the early and later life of Snow White's wicked Queen and her magic mirror. Read full book review >

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THE PRINCESS AND THE BEAR by Mette Ivie Harrison
ANIMALS
Released: April 28, 2009

"Not for every reader, but an absorbing tale for the right one. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Although this follows directly from The Princess and the Hound (2007), both stories are complete in themselves and can be read independently. Read full book review >

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THE NIGHT DANCE by Mette Ivie Harrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2005

"Instead, see Vivian Vande Velde's Book of Mordred (July 2005) and Dia Calhoun's Phoenix Dance (October 2005). (Fantasy. 10-12)"
Weak writing ruins a nicely structured integration of Arthurian legend with a Grimm's fairy tale. Read full book review >

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THE BISHOP'S WIFE by Mette Ivie Harrison
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 30, 2014

"Harrison, herself a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is known for her children's fantasy books (The Rose Throne, 2013, etc.). This decidedly adult tale adds twists aplenty to an insider's look at a religion replete with its own mysteries."
A questioning Mormon woman becomes involved in two mysteries. Read full book review >