Search Results: "Sarah Crossan"


BOOK REVIEW

APPLE AND RAIN by Sarah  Crossan
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2015

"A realistic if gently didactic tale about growing up and parenting. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Apple's got plenty to contend with: her best friend's deserted her, the boy she's attracted to barely knows she exists, and her overprotective Nana is a source of embarrassment at school—but what hurts most is her glamorous mother's abandonment 11 years ago. Read full book review >

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BREATHE by Sarah  Crossan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"A solid post-apocalyptic tale. (Dystopian romance. 12 & up)"
An imaginative, convincing dystopian world dominates this intriguing debut, in which the population lives in domed cities after most of the oxygen has escaped the atmosphere. Read full book review >

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THE WEIGHT OF WATER by Sarah  Crossan
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 23, 2013

"Memorable. (Verse fiction. 10-14)"
In this taut portrayal of the immigrant experience, 12-year-old Kasienka moves with Mama from Gdansk, Poland, to Coventry, England, to find Tata, her father. Read full book review >

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ONE by Sarah  Crossan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"This is honest, unapologetic realism from a diverse perspective not often seen in fiction for teens. Not to be overlooked. (author's note) (Verse fiction. 12 & up)"
Two sisters come of age in this thoughtfully crafted, well-researched verse novel of emerging selfhood. Read full book review >

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SARAH by Marek Halter
Released: May 4, 2004

"Halter fleshes out the scriptural account with rich and credible portraits of contemporary life and history, even if his narration ('There was a quivering in her belly that had nothing to do with fear or anger') occasionally descends to the level of the bodice-buster."
The prizewinning French author re-creates the story of Abraham and Sarah and the unlikely steps that led to their giving birth to both Judaism and the Jewish people. Read full book review >

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SARAH by J.T. LeRoy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2000

"Not exactly a laugh riot, but not as unrelievedly sordid as a plot synopsis might suggest."
Scary, sad, and way, way out there, Leroy's picaresque debut novel follows a young boy through southern truckstops, where "lot lizards" turn tricks for drivers whose tastes run from women to transvestites to boys in jeans. Read full book review >

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WE COME APART by Sarah  Crossan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 13, 2017

"Addresses persecution while reinforcing it. Skip. (Verse fiction. 14-16)"
Two teens with bad lives connect. Read full book review >

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SIMPLY SARAH by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2006

"Ink-and-wash drawings add visual appeal. (Fiction. 7-9)"
Naylor continues her series featuring "Idea Girl" Sarah Simpson in a pigeon disaster that takes place outside her Chicago apartment window. Read full book review >

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DIVINE SARAH by Adam Braver
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2004

"A journey into the heart of acting that's ever entertaining but at times transcendentally overblown."
Sarah Bernhardt's declining years, as highly fictionalized as Braver's debut, Mr. Lincoln's Wars (2003). Read full book review >

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REMEMBERING SARAH by Chris Mooney
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2004

"Mooney (World Without End, 2001, etc.) offers a sympathetic protagonist in a compelling situation, and for some that will be enough to get them through the storm of wildly implausible plotting that blows up toward the end."
A young girl is stolen in a near-miss psychological thriller, Mooney's third, triggering guilt, blame, and violence as bitter by-products. Read full book review >

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SHUNNING SARAH by Julie Kramer
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"Riley's obtuseness makes her a uniquely incompetent detective, an investigative reporter constantly surprised by developments less likely to ambush seasoned genre fans."
Another hot tip from her best informant, her mother, leads TV reporter Riley Spartz (Killing Kate, 2011, etc.) far from the Twin Cities to a murder among the Amish community in misnamed Harmony, Minn. Read full book review >

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SARAH CONLEY by Ellen Gilchrist
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Gilchrist keeps you in the palm of her hand when she tells a story, even if it's one that won't be remembered half an hour after it's over."
The 13th work of fiction from Gilchrist (The Courts of Love, 1996, etc.), who here tries to give the standard midlife crisis story some fresh vigor by dropping a suddenly eligible old flame into the cast of characters. Read full book review >