Search Results: "Natasha Friend"


BOOK REVIEW

NATASHA by David Bezmozgis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2004

"Shades of Isaac Babel, Leonard Michaels, and Aleksandar Hemon in a nevertheless irresistibly original first book. (The stories originally appeared, in 'slightly different form,' in the New Yorker, Harper's, Zoetrope, etc.)"
Seven stories in a debut collection, Farrar, Straus's lead title for spring (treated to an unheard-of, for FSG, prepublication tour), chronologically trace the experiences of a family of Russian Jews living in Toronto. Read full book review >

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BOUNCE by Natasha Friend
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Earnest and funny. (Fiction. YA)"
Since childhood, 13-year-old Evyn Linney has been wishing for one thing: a mother. Read full book review >

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THE OTHER F-WORD by Natasha Friend
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 7, 2017

"Those facing similar quests to find birth parents will find this story comforting. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Two teens that share a sperm donor go on a quest to find their father. Read full book review >

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FOR KEEPS by Natasha Friend
Released: April 6, 2010

"Hopeful and endearing. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Having been deserted by her father before she was born, Josie fears abandonment and heartbreak. Read full book review >

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PERFECT by Natasha Friend
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Clearly and simply written with a nice balance of humor and drama, with insight into the mind of 13-year-olds and how families suffer from trauma, this story can speak to girls coping with their own transitions into adolescence. (Fiction. 10-16)"
Thirteen-year-old Isabelle has a gaping hole in her life: her father died several years ago, and she has never expressed her emotions about the tragedy. Read full book review >

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LUSH by Natasha Friend
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"Realistic family drama. (Fiction. 12-15)"
After years of pretending she has a "normal" family, a worried teen finally confronts her father's alcoholism. Read full book review >

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WHERE YOU'LL FIND ME by Natasha Friend
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 8, 2016

"An upper-middle-grade winner. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Middle school bitchiness is elevated to high art in this poignant tale of a girl dealing with the aftermath of her mother's suicide attempt. Read full book review >

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MY LIFE IN BLACK & WHITE by Natasha Friend
Released: June 28, 2012

"Artful and satisfying. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
After a car accident leaves Lexi's face terribly scarred, she is forced to figure out what is truly important in life. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 17, 1972

"Quakerism) combines a tone of responsible questioning with a flair for dramatizing Fox's confrontations with authority, and the final chapters on the evolution of Quakerism add a broadening perspective."
George Fox was "born a seeker. . . into a seeking age," and if the "experimental" process by which he arrived at his convictions must be taken largely on faith, his courageous dedication to speaking his personal truth and the persecutions he and his followers suffered are placed within the context of the theological fervor which affected all classes of people in post-Reformation England. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 4, 1997

"Given this intimate and persuasive account of a decent, honest man, readers cannot help but wonder about the course of history if only Michael, and not Nicholas, had been tsar. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Thwarted love, scandal, and tragedy among royals, this time played out in the genuinely moving story of Michael Romanov. Read full book review >

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SOME FRIEND by Marie Bradby
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"A sensitive, realistic portrayal told in first person of a girl's tough lesson about the meaning of friendship. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Finding a friend can be hard when there are few kids in your neighborhood, but being a friend can be even harder. Read full book review >