Search Results: "Rachelle Sparks"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 5, 2013

"The subject matter makes the book occasionally painful to read, but it is informative about the difficult world of children with life-threatening diseases and their families."
An inspirational book about eight children who struggled with life-threatening diseases and had their wishes granted by the Make-A-Wish foundation. Read full book review >

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FALLING HARD by Megan Sparks
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"This fun romp of a girls' sports story would make a highly watchable flick (and arguably already has, given its resemblance to the 2009 film Whip It). (Fiction. 11-13)"
Roller derby and cheerleading are even farther apart than London and Liberty Heights, Ill. Read full book review >

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LOTUS BLUE by Cat Sparks
Released: March 7, 2017

"The epitome of a slow burn, with a drawn-out plot and leisurely pace, this jigsaw puzzle requires full attention to piece together. (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
A post-apocalyptic vision from Australia. Read full book review >

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THE CHILDREN'S HOUR by Rachelle Singer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 28, 2013

"A strong, unique female voice supports these poignant poems."
Childhood and womanhood star in this notable debut collection of precise, passionate poems. Read full book review >

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BRILLIANCE AND FIRE by Rachelle Bergstein
NON-FICTION
Released: June 7, 2016

"Bergstein's book is an informative, well-written, and entertaining window onto another way of life."
Bergstein (Women from the Ankle Down: The Story of Shoes and How They Define Us, 2012) provides a history of diamond mining and marketing that reveals the deadly world behind this magical stone.Read full book review >

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THE BONAVENTURE ADVENTURES by Rachelle Delaney
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"It's a fine friendship story but not a great one. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A boy attends circus school to learn enough to save his family's circus. Read full book review >

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Rare Atmosphere by Rachelle Rogers
Released: Feb. 25, 2013

"An unusual, touching account of a woman's search for self-acceptance."
In this memoir, the author has a love affair—with a man she's never met. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2012

"Wickedly provocative."
An illuminating study of the history of women's shoes in the 20th century. Read full book review >

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THE NOTEBOOK by Nicholas Sparks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 1996

"Destined, positively, for success. (First serial to Good Housekeeping; film rights to New Line Cinema; Literary Guild selection)"
Sparks's debut is a contender in the Robert Waller book-sweeps for most shamelessly sentimental love story, with honorable mention for highest octane schmaltz throughout an extended narrative. Read full book review >

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HOW TO TAME A BEAST IN SEVEN DAYS  by Kerrelyn Sparks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2017

"Fun but anticlimactic."
Two of a king's pawns have to learn to trust each other in the first installment of a new fantasy romance series. Read full book review >

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REALITY NATALIE by Katie Sparks
Released: Oct. 16, 2014

"An often bright and fun middle-grade novel."
In this debut novel, an 11-year-old girl hopes to win a spot as guest host on a kids' talk show, but she faces obstacles from her parents and best friend. Read full book review >