Search Results: "Rachel Cohn"


BOOK REVIEW

RACHEL by Amy Ehrlich
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2003

"Maybe Carson's sense of wonder will inspire future environmentalists. (bibliography, epilogue) (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-8)"
Ehrlich's biography of the noted environmentalist covers much ground, from her early years in Pennsylvania, to research at Woods Hole Marine Laboratory, to Maine and her environmental writings. Read full book review >

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VERY LEFREAK by Rachel Cohn
FICTION
Released: Jan. 12, 2010

"Readers who have fallen for the hugely likable Very, with her fluid sexuality and snappy dialogue, will feel deflated by the end. (Fiction. YA)"
There's a playlist for every moment of college freshman Very LeFreak's life. Read full book review >

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SHRIMP by Rachel Cohn
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2005

"Her fascination with her surroundings—food, clothing, music, movies, places—creates an eclectic celebration of San Francisco and, briefly, Manhattan, one of many strengths of this unusually entertaining offering, which can be enjoyed as a stand-alone. (Fiction. YA)"
In this wonderful sequel to Gingerbread (2002), the irrepressible Cyd Charisse is back, finishing high school in San Francisco and hoping to reunite with her former surfer-love, Shrimp. Read full book review >

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TWO STEPS FORWARD by Rachel Cohn
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"If it lacks some of the freshness of its predecessor, it stands nevertheless as an amiably honest snapshot of the steps' lives, a little further on down the line. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Two years after the events of The Steps (2003), Annabel and Lucy and the rest of their thoroughly blended families converge on Los Angeles for a summer of angst. Read full book review >

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GINGERBREAD by Rachel Cohn
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2002

"In spite of the relentlessly hip talk and trimmings, this is all utterly familiar, much like the spicy yet humble dessert of the title. (Fiction. YA)"
Cyd Charisse embodies the child/woman nature of adolescence as she tows her doll, Gingerbread, through life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BETA by Rachel Cohn
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"Though neither the villains nor the heroes make particularly sensible choices, the cliffhanger ending will still lure some into the promised sequel. (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
When humans live in paradise, the servants must be manufactured—but are they still people? Read full book review >

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YOU KNOW WHERE TO FIND ME by Rachel Cohn
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 4, 2008

"What results isn't just a story about overcoming sorrow, but rather one of a girl raging against the world and herself, waiting for someone to help her make sense of it all. (Fiction. YA)"
Pudgy, pierced, eye-lined Miles and her beautiful, slender cousin Laura were inseparable, raised as sisters in an idyllic mansion in a posh neighborhood of Georgetown. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KILLING RACHEL by Anne Cassidy
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"For enthusiastic fans of amateur detectives only. (Mystery. 12-16)"
A limp murder mystery, needlessly prolonged. Read full book review >

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KILL ALL HAPPIES by Rachel Cohn
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 2, 2017

"Readers who find 'dumbslut' endearing will likely enjoy the crazed teenager angst, but the rest may find themselves wondering why they should care about these hormone-charged characters. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Over the course of two days in a desert California town, a high school graduation celebration challenges friendships and introduces post-graduation realities. Read full book review >

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CUPCAKE by Rachel Cohn
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 23, 2007

"Fun fluff, about as satisfying as most cupcakes. (Fiction. YA)"
Now 18, Cyd Charisse is back in New York, living with half-brother Danny and missing her ex-boyfriend Shrimp. Read full book review >

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POP PRINCESS by Rachel Cohn
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2004

"Not as memorable as Cohn's Gingerbread (2002), this will nevertheless attract readers with its details about the pop world. (Fiction. YA)"
Despite the promising title and the dust jacket of a girl's bare midriff with a navel diamond, this venture into the world of pop stardom falls surprisingly flat. Read full book review >

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THE STEPS by Rachel Cohn
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2003

"If there's rather a lot of parent-to-child explaining about love and relationships, readers can still only hope that their own families can sort themselves out as well as Annabel's. (Fiction. 11-14)"
An oh-so-New-York 12-year-old struggles to sort out her relationship within what might be called the ultimate blended family (the front cover has a helpful diagram of all the relationships). Read full book review >