Search Results: "Robin Benway"


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EMMY & OLIVER by Robin Benway
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 23, 2015

"As a portrait of the emerging adolescent, it engages, even if it gives the effects of the kidnapping on its victim short shrift. (Fiction. 12-18)"
A girl loses her best friend when he's kidnapped by his father at 7 and must cope when he returns 10 years later. Read full book review >

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GOING ROGUE by Robin Benway
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"A fluffy romp with authentic teen dialogue, cardboard characters and a plot gone rogue. (Thriller. 14 & up)"
As a key member of a spy family, 17-year-old Maggie Silver discovers that allowing BFF Roux and boyfriend Jesse to get swept up in her exciting lifestyle has unforeseen consequences, including getting her friends into some seriously dangerous situations. Read full book review >

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AUDREY, WAIT! by Robin Benway
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2008

"A pleasant little romp. (Fiction. YA)"
This fluffy-but-fun debut novel grabs the latest slot in the growing canon of the you-don't-really-want-to-be-famous subcategory of chick-lit. Read full book review >

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FAR FROM THE TREE by Robin Benway
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"From the first page to the last, this compassionate, funny, moving, compulsively readable novel about what makes a family gets it right. (Fiction. 13-18)"
Placing her daughter for adoption left a hole in Grace's heart; her adoptive parents can't fill it, and her birth mother's unreachable—then Grace learns she has siblings. Read full book review >

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THE EXTRAORDINARY SECRETS OF APRIL, MAY & JUNE by Robin Benway
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"Mature elements include teen drinking, drug use, impaired driving and casual sex. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
Emotionally bruised by their parents' divorce, three California sisters move from Orange County to the Valley with their mother. Read full book review >

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WHEN THE FACE ON THE MILK CARTON BECOMES THE BOY NEXT DOOR
by Sarah Pitre

 

BOOK REPORT for Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway

Cover Story: Thumbs Up
BFF Charm: Yay!
Swoonworthy Scale: 8
Talky Talk: Graduate of the School of Sarah Dessen
Bonus Factors: Cameron Quick, Surfing
Relationship Status: This Ain't No Puppy Love

 

Cover Story: Thumbs Up

The typeface on this cover looks like it came straight out of a ...


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(BAD) BOY MEETS (GOOD) GIRL
by Sarah Pitre

 

BOOK REPORT for The Promise of Amazing by Robin Constantine

 

Cover Story: Surprisingly Accurate
BFF Charm: Meh
Swoonworthy Scale: 7
Talky Talk: Easy Breezy
Bonus Factors: Bad Boy, Catering
Anti-Bonus Factor: Eyebrow Piercing
Relationship Status: Fling

Cover Story: Surprisingly Accurate

At first glance, this cover screams STOCK PHOTO. Well, actually, it screams ROMANCE, but it's also saying ...


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A CHICKEN FOLLOWED ME HOME! by Robin Page
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 19, 2015

"A delightful and informative book for families wanting to raise chickens or learn where eggs come from. (Informational picture book. 4-9)"
In her first foray as solo writer and illustrator, Page, Steve Jenkins' frequent collaborator (and spouse), presents a child-friendly Q-and-A to prepare children for the titular eventuality. Read full book review >

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I USED TO BE THE BABY by Robin Ballard
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2002

"Though this child is meant to be a model, he seems more patient and helpful than many children would be. (Picture book. 2-6)"
This effort would fall into the "new sibling issues" category, the premise laid out on the first page, "I used to be the baby, but now I am big. Read full book review >

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WHAT WE LEFT BEHIND by Robin Talley
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"Emotionally astute, with a few gaps. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A relationship between Gretchen, who identifies as a lesbian, and Toni, whose gender identity evolves, suffers growing pains when the two attend college in different cities. Read full book review >

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GAME OF FLAMES by Robin Wasserman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"If readers are going to pick up and stick with the next book, it may need just a bit more soap opera in it. (Science fiction. 8-12)"
This sequel to Project Alpha (2015) is a soap opera in disguise—and more.Read full book review >

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DITCHED by Robin Mellom
Released: Jan. 10, 2012

"For readers with a funny bone that needs a tingle, this should hit the spot. (Comic romance. 12 & up)"
Zany comedy dominates this romp through the prom night from Hell. Read full book review >