Search Results: "Sarah Ockler"


BOOK REVIEW

#SCANDAL by Sarah Ockler
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 17, 2014

"As platitudes mount in the second half of the book, readers may find themselves wishing Lucy'd played 'Undead Shred,' too. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Why, oh why, didn't Lucy Vaccaro just skip prom and stay home playing "Undead Shred" like she wanted to? Read full book review >

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THE SUMMER OF CHASING MERMAIDS by Sarah Ockler
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 2, 2015

"A beach read with depth that will keep readers engaged. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Beautiful and gifted with a lovely voice, Elyse was on the verge of launching a successful singing career in Tobago with her twin sister, Natalie, until an accident ended her dreams and career forever. Read full book review >

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20 BOY SUMMER by Sarah Ockler
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2009

"The perfect beach read for teens who enjoyed a good cry over Gayle Forman's If I Stay (2009) or Jenny Downham's Before I Die (2007). (Fiction. 13 & up)"
Anna and Matt were keeping their new romance confidential to spare the feelings of Matt's little sister, Frankie, who is also Anna's best friend. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF BROKEN HEARTS by Sarah Ockler
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 21, 2013

"At its core, this is a touching father-daughter story made even stronger by realistic family complications and Jude's need to find her own voice. (Fiction. 14-17)"
A poignant coming-of-age story intertwines loyalty, disease and summer love. Read full book review >

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FIXING DELILAH by Sarah Ockler
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Dec. 15, 2010

"The emotionally unavailable mother, the flighty, hippie aunt and the too-good-to-be-true love interest are just a sample of the many stock characters that populate this story. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Delilah's life has been falling apart for some time. 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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BOOK REVIEW

MRS. MUFFLY’S MONSTER by Sarah Dyer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"This isn't a tale of kids just leaping to conclusions; it's a full-throttle lunge. (recipe in metric and English measurements) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Childhood logic and a preference for the impossible explodes in this enjoyable tale of crazy conclusions. Mrs. Muffly's recent behavior has been most peculiar. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FEELING SAD by Sarah Verroken
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2009

"Who can't respond to a duck that tells clouds what to do? (Picture book. 2-6)"
A deceptively simple Dutch import (with the deliciously evocative original title of Boos) shows young readers a way to turn their moods around. Read full book review >

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TEX THE COWBOY by Sarah Garland
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 1995

"Parodic sketches of the Old West, with a cowhand's understated sense of humor. (Picture book. 7-10)"
Six chapters (with old-fashioned titles, e.g., ``Tex and Bad Hank) in the life of Tex, a hapless cowboy with a drooping mustache, and his horse Gloria. Read full book review >

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JUNE IS A TUNE THAT JUMPS ON A STAIR by Sarah Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 10, 1992

"Nice. (Poetry/Picture book. 2-7)"
``It's a day for a cone,/for a plum/or a peach,/a warm- spoony day/for a run/on the beach,/where a ball/hits the clouds,/where the sky tips/the sea,/where we jump/for the water,/one, two, three!'' Thirty-one childlike poems about everyday things—weather, growing, seasons, night—as lighthearted and easily accessible as the author's illustrations of merry tots and their animal friends. Read full book review >