Search Results: "Patricia Ryan Lampl"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"The authors ably demonstrate that it's never too late for love."
The three women who collaborated on this book celebrate how "grown-up dating is different from dating in your twenties—in a good way!" Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WE ARE FAMILY by Patricia Hegarty
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"Aimed at young readers at a stage when they are intensely curious about other people (and highly receptive to positive messages about diversity), this British import is ideal for sparking natural conversations about differences. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Unconditional love is the common denominator linking the several families whose lives are explored in this picture book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WINDSWEPT by Patricia Ryan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2014

"You know there's trouble in paradise when the heroine's fiance doesn't even have a last name. Romance lovers will be intrigued; mystery buffs may want to steer clear."
Murder mars a young New Yorker's Caribbean getaway. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SNIFF! SNIFF! by Ryan Sias
by Ryan Sias, illustrated by Ryan Sias
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2015

"Young readers will sniff their ways to this one again and again. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A little brown puppy follows his nose and has an aroma-filled day. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ICHIRO by Ryan Inzana
by Ryan Inzana, illustrated by Ryan Inzana
Released: March 20, 2012

"Beautiful and thought-provoking; questions unanswered will linger in readers' minds. (Graphic novel. 12 & up)"
A young American teen, son of a Japanese immigrant and an American soldier killed in combat, goes to Japan with his mother for an extended visit and begins to grapple with sophisticated cultural complexities. Read full book review >

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WE COME IN PIECES
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Of Jenny and the Aliens by Ryan Gebhart

Cover Story: Emoji Rebus
BFF Charm: Nay
Swoonworthy Scale: 2
Talky Talk: Boy Brain
Bonus Factor: Aliens
Relationship Status: Look Me Up in a Decade or Two

Cover Story: Emoji Rebus

Did you know that the red-haired girl emoji was named Jenny? Me neither.

The Deal:

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BOOK REVIEW

THE WALLED CITY by Ryan Graudin
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"Readers, rapt, will duck for cover until the very last page. (author's note) (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Heroin addicts, crime lords and murderers wreak havoc upon the residents of Hak Nam Walled City, a neglected, filthy place in this teen thriller told in alternating viewpoints. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NERVE by Jeanne Ryan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 13, 2012

"If characterization and theme are obvious, the pacing is nevertheless relentless, and readers will find themselves flipping madly to the very last page. (Thriller. 14-18)"
A girl who's always stage crew, never the star, finds herself in the limelight when she's chosen as a finalist in a disturbing Internet-based reality game. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DIVIDE AND CONQUER by Carrie Ryan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 6, 2012

"The book is a perfectly competent adventure story. It's hard to go wrong with Vikings. But if you asked a classroom full of students to write about a Viking and a time machine, most of them would come up with something more inventive. (Science fiction. 8-12)"
Vikings and time machines, together again. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SAINTS OF AUGUSTINE by P.E. Ryan
FICTION
Released: July 1, 2007

"A broody story of platonic friendship lost and found. (Fiction. YA)"
Closeted journalist Sam and stoner basketballer Charlie were best friends since the age of nine, but just months before Charlie's mom died of leukemia, the two parted ways and haven't spoken since. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FOREST OF HANDS AND TEETH by Carrie Ryan
FANTASY
Released: April 14, 2009

"But despite plot holes, more angst than action and an excess of philosophical meanderings, Mary's story delivers what's important: zombie apocalypse. (Science fiction. 12-14)"
It's been generations since the zombie apocalypse, and the people of Mary's village know they are the only living people left. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOUSE OF CARDS by Conall Ryan
Released: April 21, 1989

The title of Ryan's second novel (after Black Gravity, not reviewed) is all too apt: the story's occasional bursts of power are undermined by its rickety structure. Read full book review >