Search Results: "Miranda Kenneally"


BOOK REVIEW

THINGS I CAN'T FORGET by Miranda Kenneally
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2013

"That said, Kate's growth will keep readers, Christian or otherwise, reading. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A struggle for self-identity forms the core of this crowded novel, the latest entry in Kenneally's Hundred Oaks series. Read full book review >

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JESSE'S GIRL by Miranda Kenneally
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 7, 2015

"Highly enjoyable. (Romance. 12-18)"
Maya lives for rock music, so when she gets the chance to shadow a country music star for career day, she isn't impressed. Read full book review >

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COMING UP FOR AIR by Miranda Kenneally
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 4, 2017

"The frank depiction of female teenage sexuality elevates this series entry. (Romance. 16-18)"
An Olympic-caliber swimmer seeks gold in romance in the latest of Kenneally's interconnected Hundred Oaks series. Read full book review >

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BREATHE, ANNIE, BREATHE by Miranda Kenneally
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 1, 2014

"Despite the racing theme, a pleasingly deliberate look at grief and healing. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Running the marathon that her boyfriend can't will change Annie's life—and not just for 26 miles. Read full book review >

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STEALING PARKER by Miranda Kenneally
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 4, 2012

"With characters this nuanced, many teens won't mind all the issues flying fast and furious. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Readers of this teen novel will appreciate its realistic and witty dialogue as they navigate its tightly packed plot. Read full book review >

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DEFENDING TAYLOR by Miranda Kenneally
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 5, 2016

"Read it for Taylor's journey but not for anything deeper. (Fiction. 12-18)"
When a Tennessee senator's daughter is expelled from her posh prep school, she faces challenges at her new, public high school. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 31, 2012

"Some gems for readers willing to get out the sieve. (Nonfiction. 12 & up)"
Plodding through this mostly disposable collection of blog posts is claustrophobically tiring, like watching someone else reflected in a hall of mirrors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MIRANDA by Geoff Nicholson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"An existential revenge story offering a confession that doesn't beg forgiveness."
A former torture expert decides to walk the circumference of the Earth from the comfort of his own backyard. Read full book review >

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MIRANDA AND CALIBAN by Jacqueline Carey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"Intriguing and impressive while remaining inextricable from its dramatic context."
In an eye-opening departure from her previous fantasy yarns (Poison Fruit, 2014, etc.), Carey reimagines the back story of Shakespeare's The Tempest as a tale of star-crossed lovers. Sort of. Read full book review >

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AMANDA/MIRANDA by Richard Peck
FICTION
Released: March 11, 1980

"All in all, a gorgeously romantic, implausible affair comfy as eiderdown."
Peck has unearthed one of the hoariest of chimney-corner romantic devices—the wobbly course of love and intrigue when two young things of diverse origins and temperament look exactly alike and cross destinies; and he displays it here in late-Edwardian satin, with agile prose and a straight face. Read full book review >

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ALICE-MIRANDA TAKES THE STAGE by Jacqueline  Harvey
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2013

"Harvey's tale, featuring a comically inept, melodramatic villainess and a precocious heroine who is unfailingly kindhearted, will captivate readers. (Mystery. 7-11)"
Seven-year-old Alice-Miranda returns in a jaunty adventure that combines mystery and theatrics. Read full book review >

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ALICE-MIRANDA AT SCHOOL by Jacqueline  Harvey
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2011

"This new series, with its sprightly, resilient heroine, who is sweet without being cloying, offers readers a lively blend of humor and intrigue. (Mystery. 7-11)"
The secretive headmistress of a boarding school and a bully intent on mischief galore are no match for the intrepid Alice-Miranda. Read full book review >