Search Results: "Nina Nickles"


BOOK REVIEW

THINGS I HAVE TO TELL YOU by Betsy Franco
NONFICTION
Released: May 1, 2001

"Sure to find its audience and to inspire other girls—and boys—to write it down. (Poetry. 12 )"
These 45 pieces, most poetry but some prose, come from the hands and minds of girls across the country. Read full book review >

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NINA: ADOLESCENCE by Amy Hassinger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 2, 2003

"Affecting, but lacking real teeth."
A grieving mother uses her daughter as an artistic muse, complicating and ultimately destroying the girl's vulnerable adolescence: an achingly straightforward debut set in the Boston suburbs. Read full book review >

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PRINCESS NINA by Michel Rodrique
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 18, 2013

"Middle schoolers saddled with mean girls of their own will glory in this one's comeuppance. It wouldn't be such a bad thing to have personal fairies to help with homework, either. (Graphic fantasy. 8-10)"
Trapped in a textbook, Nina, a purple-haired Everygirl, and her turquoise-tressed fairy friend, Sibyl, take an impromptu tour through history. Read full book review >

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WHEREVER NINA LIES by Lynn Weingarten
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Sibling loyalty, quirky characters, misplaced trust and the very questionable kindness of a stranger guarantee a riveting read. (Mystery. 14 & up)"
In this gripping debut novel, a compulsive cross-country quest for her missing older sister leads 16-year-old Ellie to the terrifying truth. Read full book review >

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THE ENLIGHTENMENT OF NINA FINDLAY by Andrea Gillies
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 2015

"In this middle-aged love triangle, the points take a while to connect."
Through the lens of a failed marriage and a lost love, a flawed but appealing woman recovers her health while dissecting her complicated relationships. Read full book review >

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NINA IN THAT MAKES ME MAD by Steven Kroll
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"A little parental TLC finally calms the storm, as it usually does. (Graphic early reader. 6-8)"
A young child presents a catalogue of timeless irritations and injustices in a 1976 outing with art and text lightly massaged and reformatted for newly independent readers. Read full book review >

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THE DAY NINA SIMONE STOPPED SINGING by Darina Al-Joundi
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2011

"A pitiless, steely narrative, alternately heartbreaking and compelling."
The story of one woman's reckless and liberated adolescence in the brutal atmosphere of 1970s and '80s Beirut. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2008

"The first in what promises to be a solid middle-grade series in the tradition of Encyclopedia Brown. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A mystery at the museum is the perfect case for an aspiring fourth-grade detective. Read full book review >

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BABY, BABY by Liz Nickles
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 10, 1991

"Leaves no aftertaste."
An executive woman's craving for motherhood drives this silly urban fantasy by Nickles herself a former advertising executive vice-president turned mom, author of Hype (1989) and coauthor of Girls in High Places (1987). Read full book review >

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THE TOTAL ZONE by Martina Navratilova
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"First of a series that has a ways to go before it's ready for the Grand Slam."
In the five years since a stinging Wimbledon defeat sent her into retirement, physical therapist Jordan Myles has learned to turn a colder eye on the pro tennis tour. Read full book review >

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KILLER INSTINCT by Martina Navratilova
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Less travel and less of Jordan's soul-searching might have sharpened the focus, but this last in a trilogy (Breaking Point, 1996, etc.) is the best."
Once again, ex-tennis star Jordan Myles, now a partner and head physical therapist at California's Desert Springs Sports Science Center, a training facility for athletes, finds herself embroiled in deadly doings. Read full book review >

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BREAKING POINT by Martina Navratilova
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 15, 1996

"There are one too many hairbreadth escapes, though, in a plot that eventually becomes too tangled to be entirely convincing. (Author tour)"
There are several murders in this rather too breathless mystery about the slick, sleazy underbelly of the professional tennis circuit, but one real villain: Big Money. Read full book review >