Search Results: "Nancy Werlin"


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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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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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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 >

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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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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 >

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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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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

IT’S TIME FOR SCHOOL WITH TALLULAH by Nancy Wolff
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2007

"Designed to demonstrate that school and learning are fun, this perky primer of pretend school will be reassuring to preschoolers who are anxious about the experience. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Spunky Tallulah, from Tallulah in the Kitchen (2005), dusts the flour from her cat paws and exchanges it for blackboard chalk dust in a classroom because, after all, she was born to teach. Read full book review >

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THE CROWN ON YOUR HEAD by Nancy Tillman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"An inspirational message that needs to be a little more earthbound. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Every child is unique and special and loved, and one is told so, over and over, in this sentimental ode. Read full book review >

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BLUE GOOSE by Nancy Tafuri
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 8, 2008

"A nice enough title to guide young children's understanding of color blending, but not a standout. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Leave it to a gaggle of brightly hued barnyard fowl—including, in addition to the eponymous goose, Yellow Chick, Red Hen and White Duck—to paint their drab environment while the farmer (named Gray, of course) is away. Read full book review >