Search Results: "Robin Brande"


BOOK REVIEW

EVOLUTION, ME & OTHER FREAKS OF NATURE by Robin Brande
FICTION
Released: Aug. 28, 2007

"An appealingly humorous take on themes classic and new. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Mena Reece's freshman year is not turning out as planned; she's been shunned by her friends because she blew the whistle on them. Read full book review >

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FAT CAT by Robin Brande
FICTION
Released: Oct. 13, 2009

To win the science fair, get revenge on a boy and become her true self, Cat, a hefty high-school student, decides to be her own experiment. Read full book review >

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THE WORLD WITHOUT US by Robin Stevenson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 15, 2015

"Dialogue bobbles aside, commendably on topic. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Jeremy is trying to talk Melody into jumping off the Sunshine Skyway Bridge in Florida at the opening of this look at both what motivates someone to suicide and how people cope with the aftermath of a failed attempt. Read full book review >

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THE SECRETS OF ATTRACTION by Robin Constantine
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 28, 2015

"Romantic school dances, crooning live bands and plenty of cozy cafe time await those readers who crave easy familiarity. (Romance. 15-18)"
When relationships get complicated, Madison faces two choices: keep everything the same or risk everything for a chance at greater happiness. Read full book review >

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THE SUMMER WE SAVED THE BEES by Robin Stevenson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Although Stevenson leaves the family's future up in the air, she gives Wolf a victory that will resonate with readers. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Convinced that doom is imminent, Wolf's free-spirit mom uproots the family for a quixotic cross-country consciousness-raising campaign to save the honeybees. 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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THE CORNER OF BITTER AND SWEET by Robin Palmer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 27, 2013

"Anyone who's ever struggled with a family member's alcoholism will find a welcome and familiar friend in Annabelle. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
A teenage girl and her showbiz mom are forced to re-evaluate their relationship after rehab in this lightweight recovery story by the author of Geek Charming (2009). Read full book review >

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THE HIPPO, THE RHINO, THE ELEPHANT AND ME by Ink Robin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 20, 2012

"An enjoyable, low-stimulation interactive story that should be great for bedtime. (requires iOS 6) (iPad storybook app. 3-6)"
A week of whimsical fun with a little girl and her three entertaining friends. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Still, fantasy readers will find a great deal to love here, and this seems a perfect choice for the younger legion of Harry Potter fans. (Judging by the familiar-looking cover design, the publisher thinks so, too.) (Fiction. 8-12)"
In the first installment of Jarvis's new trilogy, Ben and Jennet have bounced among foster homes because people are alarmed by Ben's ability to see ghosts—until Alice Boston, an old woman who lives in a small seaside village called Whitby, takes them in. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1998

"Cruise doesn't offer any new insights on the well-trodden subject, but she does present a young girl's coping with divorce in a way that will be meaningful to middle graders. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Through the journal entries of a 10-year-old, Cruise explores the healing power of writing and expression. Read full book review >