Search Results: "Shauna Cross"


BOOK REVIEW

DERBY GIRL by Shauna Cross
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Exuberant and insightful, until Cross solves everything in the final pages. (Fiction. YA)"
Sharp humor dominates this entertaining debut from Cross, who weaves her own experience with roller derby into the fun and traumas of a small-town girl experiencing major rebellion. Read full book review >

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ROLLING WITH VICTORIA JAMIESON
by Julie Danielson

Author-illustrator Victoria Jamieson is new to graphic novels, but she proves with Roller Girl, on shelves next week, that she’s got this, thanks very much. “Full of charm and moxie,” says the Kirkus review of this book, which tells the story of two best friends, whose close friendship comes to an end one eventful summer. Astrid falls hard for ...


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WHEN WE GET THERE by Shauna Seliy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2007

"Deeply felt and written with immaculate care to create a fictional world that feels truly lived in."
This first novel lovingly parses a mid-1970s western Pennsylvania community of farmers and miners, largely of Eastern European descent, whose way of life is coming apart as the coal mines close. Read full book review >

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VORTEX by Julie Cross
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 15, 2013

"Disappointing. (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
In the sequel to Tempest (2012), Jackson Meyer is now an agent-in-training, working for a top-secret branch of the CIA. Read full book review >

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KILL ME SOFTLY by Sarah Cross
Released: April 10, 2012

"Clever fun. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
A girl struggles to escape her fairy-tale fate in this suspenseful fantasy. Read full book review >

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Released: June 1, 2012

"Surprising, vivid and cohesive—the work of a pro. (Steampunk. 13 & up)"
A steampunk adventure in which an omniscient narrator delves into multiple heads and a quartet of friends take lurid risks to save their fifth counterpart. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Readers should start with the first installment to absorb this grimly mesmerizing and fascinatingly unusual series. (Fantasy. YA)"
What began as outdoor survival here turns eerily psychological as Cross wraps up this grippingly original series. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT AMERICAN ELEPHANT CHASE by Gillian Cross
ANIMALS
Released: April 15, 1993

"The book has won Britain's Smarties Prize. (Fiction. 10-14)"
An author of splendidly complex, challenging thrillers (Wolf, 1990, Carnegie Medal) sets a picaresque adventure in 19th- century America. Read full book review >

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OCEAN COMMANDER by Jonathan Cross
Released: March 31, 2011

"A blithe, goofy, hit-and-miss fantasia."
In this maritime adventure, a castaway meets a ghost and discovers that his spiritual apotheosis involves strafing bad guys from a glitzy yacht. Read full book review >

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THE PUZZLED HEART by Amanda Cross
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

Hold on to your hats: Kate Fansler's husband, law prof Reed Amhearst, has been kidnapped. Read full book review >

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OFF THE ICE by Julie Cross
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"An engaging and spicy romance that targets sports fans but with a well-developed arc suitable for aficionados of YA love stories."
In a small Minnesota town where life centers on hockey, a past trauma binds two childhood friends together, eventually leading to a close relationship in this YA novel. Read full book review >