Search Results: "Rainbow Rowell"


BOOK REVIEW

FANGIRL by Rainbow Rowell
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Absolutely captivating. (Fiction 14 & up)"
With an unflinching voice, Cath navigates the lonely road of her freshman year at college, untethered from her gregarious twin sister's orbit and unsure whether her wild popularity as an author of fan fiction makes her more—or less—of a "real" writer. Read full book review >

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CARRY ON by Rainbow Rowell
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"The novel playfully twists genre conventions—there are plenty of wink-wink, nudge-nudge moments to satisfy faithful fantasy readers—but it also stands alone as a modern bildungsroman. Carry on, Simon Snow. (author's note) (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
Meta-slash fiction for jaded optimists. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"Funny, hopeful, foulmouthed, sexy and tear-jerking, this winning romance will captivate teen and adult readers alike. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Awkward, prickly teens find deep first love in 1980s Omaha. Read full book review >

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ATTACHMENTS by Rainbow Rowell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 14, 2011

"A certain light charm pervades the novel—a Spring Break kind of book."
Can love survive in the information age? It can when a newspaper's IT guy begins reading the e-mails of the film critic. Read full book review >

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LANDLINE by Rainbow Rowell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 2014

"The realities of a grown-up relationship are leavened by the buoyancy and wonder of falling in love all over again."
A marriage in crisis, a magical intervention and a bittersweet choice. Read full book review >

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RAINBOW by Phil Pearson
Released: Sept. 6, 2013

"An imaginative and strange tale that could use a bit more plot development."
A schoolboy goes on a dangerous adventure to the Brazilian jungle to save a magical plant in this debut children's tale. Read full book review >

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RAINBOW DUST by Peter Marren
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"An erudite, engaging book that will find the broadest readership among nature lovers on the other side of the Atlantic."
A prizewinning British wildlife writer reveals the special place of butterflies in our imagination and cultural life. Read full book review >

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RAINBOW CHAMELEON by Yusuke Yonezu
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"For as long as they last, the amusing gimmicks serve this clever and colorful tale well. (Board book. 2-4)"
Leon the chameleon camouflages himself to escape from various predators as he searches for his friend Carmen. Read full book review >

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RAINBOW SHOES by Tiffany Stone
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 15, 2013

"Stone and Czernecki's text and illustrations are in perfect harmony. Consistently surprising and equally delightful. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Bouncy verse and clever illustrations help teach kids colors...an ideal mix. Read full book review >

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RAINBOW PARTY by Paul Ruditis
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2005

"Thin characterization, but frank and unique. (Fiction. YA)"
Flimsy characterization weakens this pulp about a teen sex party but doesn't neutralize the disquieting issues confronted. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"There hasn't been a scarier crocodile since the one that ate Captain Hook. (Folklore/Picture book. 4-8)"
From the adapter of The Fire Children (p. 788), a tale that explains how man came to possess fire. Read full book review >

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SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW by Gavin Bell
Released: March 1, 2001

"With an eye to the significant as well as the picturesque, this breezy and informative account captures the best and worst of the new South Africa."
A British journalist who covered South Africa during the apartheid era revisits the country as a tourist and suggests that, while crime and corruption are hurting the new nation, its "exuberant assortment of races and tribes" will somehow survive. Read full book review >