Search Results: "Sarah Lean"


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HERO by Sarah  Lean
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 13, 2015

"A compelling, thought-provoking story about the fights and brave acts—big and small, acclaimed and unattributed—that define us. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Young Leo learns that being a hero isn't about the accolades. Read full book review >

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A HUNDRED HORSES by Sarah  Lean
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"As in A Dog Called Homeless (2012), Lean effortlessly stitches a moving tale right to the very edge of fantasy without ever tearing the satisfying believability of her story. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Eleven-year-old Nell is frustrated and unhappy. A loner, she's miserable in the busy life her mother has crafted for her. Read full book review >

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A DOG CALLED HOMELESS by Sarah  Lean
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Ever so gently, this fine debut effort explores the power of human kindness as Cally and her father find effective ways to cope with their loss. (Fiction. 8-12)"
In this British import, a girl grieving for her dead mother gives up talking when she becomes convinced that what she says doesn't matter. Read full book review >

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SEE THE WORLD THROUGH SCARLET-TINTED GLASSES
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Beneath the Shine by Sarah Fine

Cover Story: Beneath … the Shine
BFF Charms: Eventually, With Benefits
Swoonworthy Scale: 4
Talky Talk: Politechs
Bonus Factor: The Scarlet Pimpernel
Factor: Politics
Anti-Bonus Factor: Needs a Glossary
Relationship Status: Concerned Constituent

Cover Story: Beneath … the Shine

This cover is a little on the nose. It’s pretty, and the ...


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SARAH DUNN
by Megan Labrise

Somewhere along the line in Lucy and Owen’s marriage, the sex tapered off. The makeup, high heels, and date nights went out the window. The poop wound up on the wall. Again.

“Why is there poop on the wall again?” Sarah Dunn writes in The Arrangement, a big, bawdy comic novel (starred review) set in the fictional Hudson Valley ...


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FIRE AND ICE (AND WHAT’S IN BETWEEN)
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for The Impostor Queen (The Impostor Queen #1) by Sarah Fine

Cover Story: Questionable Text Placement

BFF Charm: Yay

Swoonworthy Scale: 7

Talky Talk: She Said

Bonus Factor: Elemental Magic

Relationship Status: Fan From the Start

 

Cover Story: Questionable Text Placement

The imagery on this book works perfectly with the story within—the snowflakes, the flames, the ...


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THE PICTURE THAT LAUNCHED A THOUSAND SHIPS
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for Fan Art by Sarah Tregay

 

Cover Story: Montell Jordan
BFF Charm: Heck Yes!
Swoonworthy Scale:
 7
Talky Talk: Hormonally Charged
Bonus Factors:
 Lit Mag, LGBTQ, Tami Taylor Award for Amazing Motherhood
Relationship Status: Honeymoon Stage

Cover Story: Montell Jordan

So simple, so perfect; this cover is straight up bangin'. It's the kind of book ...


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THE MASK YOU WEAR
by Mandy Curtis


BOOK REPORT for Of Metal and Wishes (Of Metal and Wishes #1) by Sarah Fine

Cover Story: Goin’ to the Chapel

BFF Charm: Yay

Swoonworthy Scale: 5

Talky Talk: Dreamlike

Bonus Factor: Phantom of the Opera

Anti-Bonus Factor: Series Starter

Relationship Status: Great First Date. But....

 

Cover Story: Goin’ to the Chapel

I took this book to my husband’s ...


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FINDING LIGHT IN THE SHADOW
by Sarah Pitre

 

BOOK REPORT for Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen

Cover Story: A Vast Improvement
BFF Charm: Yay!
Swoonworthy Scale: 8
Talky Talk: Dessentastic

Bonus Factors: Lakeview, A Motley (Dessen) Crew, Tasty Business
Relationship Status: Love

 

Cover Story: A Vast Improvement

I used to complain that all Sarah Dessen covers looked like brochures on Women's Health and Your Changing ...


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DICKENS AND DOOPELGANGERS
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for Tell the Wind and Fire by Sarah Rees Brennan

Cover Story: A Light in Darkness

BFF Charm: Maybe

Swoonworthy Scale: 7

Talky Talk: It Was The Best of Times

Bonus Factors: Dickens Retelling, Doppelgangers

Relationship Status: A Far, Far Better Date That I Go Upon

 

Cover Story: A Light in Darkness

I like this cover—it’s simple ...


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SARAH RAFAEL GARCÍA
by Rhett Morgan

Sarah Rafael García likes to say that she’s from between two valleys: the Rio Grande Valley of Texas and the one in Orange County, California. Both being epicenters of Latinx culture in the United States, García’s roots span multiple aspects of the Mexican-American experience, a rich heritage she now brings to her writing and activism work. Her most recent publication ...


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THIS IS (MAGIC) SPARTA
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan

Cover Story: Big Face Tail

BFF Charm: Make It Rain

Swoonworthy Scale: 9

Talky Talk: Notable and Quotable

Bonus Factors: Magical Creatures, LGBTQ

Anti-Bonus Factor: Patty Chase Award for Awful Parenting

Relationship Status: Now is Not the Time to Stare Like A Hypnotized Sheep. Now is the Time to Woo ...


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