Search Results: "Nancy Werlin"


BOOK REVIEW

BLACK MIRROR by Nancy Werlin
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Werlin (Locked Inside, 2000, etc.) has once again excelled in combining a skillfully wrought plot with fully developed characters and rich themes. (Fiction. 12+)"
New England boarding-school junior Frances Leventhal endangers herself when she looks into her brother Daniel's suicide. Read full book review >

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DOUBLE HELIX by Nancy Werlin
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2004

"Thought-provoking, powerful, and rich in character. (Fiction. YA)"
Tragedy and family politics combine for a suspenseful exploration of love and bioethics. Read full book review >

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THE RULES OF SURVIVAL by Nancy Werlin
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Bring tissues. (Fiction. YA)"
In this heartbreaking tale of abuse and love, 14-year-old Matthew rescues himself and his younger sisters from a dangerously unstable mother. Read full book review >

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AND THEN THERE WERE FOUR by Nancy Werlin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 6, 2017

"Fans of nonstop action will appreciate the breakneck pace, but those hoping for plumbing of character may grow fatigued. (Thriller. 14-18)"
After a roof mysteriously collapses on five students from Rockland Academy, the teens realize their parents wants them dead. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UNTHINKABLE by Nancy Werlin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 9, 2013

"Unpleasant, unlikable and unbalanced. (Fantasy. 14-18)"
Held captive by the man who killed her lover, psychologically and sexually abused, forced to watch successive generations of young girls treated similarly and then killed: This sounds more ripped from the headlines than fantasy. Read full book review >

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EXTRAORDINARY by Nancy Werlin
FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Can we enjoy this while hoping future fantastic outings share the taut construction of The Killer's Cousin (1998), Double Helix (2004) and The Rules of Survival (2006)? (Fantasy. YA)"
Phoebe Rothschild—yes, of those Rothschilds—dumps her toxic friends for new girl Mallory in seventh grade. Read full book review >

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IMPOSSIBLE by Nancy Werlin
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"The conclusion is startlingly wholesome, comfortable and complete for the usually dark Werlin, and the melding of magic and practicality produces a lovely whole. (Fantasy. 13-16)"
In this modern-day fairy tale, 17-year-old Lucy and her loved ones apply 21st-century rationality to their quest to escape an ancient curse. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOCKED INSIDE by Nancy Werlin
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"Leaving much between the lines, Werlin concocts a thriller for thoughtful readers. (Fiction. 12-15)"
From Werlin, a meaty tale of self-discovery, wrapped in encounters between two computer gamers and a dangerously unstable kidnapper. Read full book review >

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NANCY MACLEAN
by Jody Seaborn

It seems inevitable the phrase “vast right-wing conspiracy” will pop into your head while reading Duke University historian Nancy MacLean’s disquieting Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America. After all, the phrase made famous by Hillary Clinton in the 1990s popped into MacLean’s head a few times while she researched and wrote her ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE FORGOTTEN RABBIT by Nancy Furstinger
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2014

"Wearing its heart on its sleeve, this story has a mission, but it's a worthy one. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Bella the rabbit narrates this earnest story about caring for pet rabbits in the home. Read full book review >

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THE HEAVEN OF ANIMALS by Nancy Tillman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"For Tillman, predictability and preciosity have been profitable, and this is likely to be another best-seller to add to her list. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Fans of Tillman's sentimental rhyming couplets, pretty pictures and relentlessly positive worldview will welcome this vision of a happy heaven populated by pampered pets, ethereal angels and friendly animals of all sorts. Read full book review >

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WATCH THE COOKIE! by Nancy Cote
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"Serve this sweet friendship story with a fresh cookie and a glass of milk. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Little Mousey bravely defends his best friend's cookie from a host of hungry creatures. Read full book review >