Search Results: "Patty Blount"


BOOK REVIEW

TMI by Patty Blount
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Relentlessly melodramatic. (Fiction. 12-18)"
A conflict over a mysterious boy met on the Internet leads two best friends into a fight, both online and offline. Read full book review >

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THE WAY IT HURTS by Patty Blount
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Not only does Kristen deserve better, so do readers. (Romance. 14-18)"
The romance between musicians Eli and Kristen is plagued with discordant notes. Read full book review >

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NOTHING LEFT TO BURN by Patty Blount
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"A melodramatic potboiler. (Fiction. 13-17)"
Two teenage volunteer firefighters seek to find their own meanings of love and family, all while battling a rogue arsonist. Read full book review >

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SEND by Patty Blount
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"Though predictable, this offering may be relevant for those looking for more books on the ever-important topic of bullying. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Incarcerated five years ago for sending a photo of a classmate in character underwear to all of his friends—resulting in the boy's suicide—18-year-old Kenny has since been on the move with his family, seeking anonymity. Read full book review >

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SOME BOYS by Patty Blount
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"A largely sensitive treatment of an emotionally complex topic. (Fiction. 14-18)"
In an instructive and carefully drawn tale, Grace, who has been raped, develops a tentative relationship with Ian, a friend and teammate of her rapist. Read full book review >

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PRINCESS PATTY MEETS HER MATCH by Charise Mericle Harper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 9, 2014

"This proactive princess will captivate readers with her charmingly unconventional tale. (Picture book. 3-5)"
When her Prince Charming fails to materialize, Princess Patty takes matters into her own hands. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 24, 2003

"Holman takes you into life with madness, and the extrication feels only partial. In a word, intense."
Debut memoir incisively etches the daily dread of living with a schizophrenic parent. Read full book review >

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PATTY JANE'S HOUSE OF CURL by Lorna Landvik
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Though the elaborately crafted wackiness and cloying coziness of the beauty-parlor scene will annoy some, readers hungry for an easy-to-swallow tale of female—not feminist—solidarity may find this a satisfying, sugary treat."
Former standup comic Landvik debuts with a homespun beauty- parlor melodrama, Minneapolis-set. Read full book review >

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THE ADVENTURES OF PATTY AND THE BIG RED BUS by Meghan McCarthy
ADVENTURE
Released: March 8, 2005

"In the final scene, the sisters' blocky conveyance turns out to be up on cinderblocks—but that makes its travels no less exciting, nor less hilarious the disconnect between the pictures and big sister's slanted version of events. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Two siblings travel from a high mountaintop to the sea's deeps, from a circus to deep space, in this tongue-in-cheek tribute to little sisters, and to red VW minibuses, everywhere. Read full book review >

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THE AMAZING HAMWEENIE ESCAPES! by Patty Bowman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 26, 2015

"His owner's gift of a top hat and cape that exactly match the ones he's lost along the way gives the narrative a circular feel that seems quite fitting for this repetitive outing. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Hamweenie the marmalade cat makes good on his desire to escape the confines of his everyday life. Read full book review >

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NOW, WHERE WERE WE? by Roy Blount
Released: March 15, 1989

Here's a gathering of nearly 50 varied pieces from the New Bard of the Old South (though maybe that should be the other way 'round). Read full book review >

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CAMELS ARE EASY, COMEDY'S HARD by Roy Blount
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"All in all, some hard-shell writing talent."
Fresh from a sojourn as novelist (First Hubby, 1990), funny essayist Blount, Jr. Read full book review >