Search Results: "Shelley Stoehr"


BOOK REVIEW

WANNABE by Shelley Stoehr
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 1997

"It wouldn't matter if Stoehr didn't show such promise, but she does, and here it goes largely unfulfilled. (Fiction. 14+)"
A bruising story of an ultimately caring brother-and-sister relationship that barely survives a tough city environment. Read full book review >

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CROSSES by Shelley Stoehr
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"The author offers only victims here, no villains; and though Nancy undergoes no Cinderella-like transformation, she does realize at the end that her life is salvageable. (Fiction. YA)"
A raw story of a teenager who tries to ease her emotional turmoil with self-mutilation. Read full book review >

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TOMORROW WENDY by Shelley Stoehr
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 1998

"Though the cast's adults are negligent or completely clueless, Stoehr gives her young narrator a saving sense of irony, and displays a keen appreciation for love's ambiguities and complexities. (Fiction. 14+)"
A Long Island teenager develops a crush on her boyfriend's twin sister in this steamy tale of emergent sexuality from the author of Wannabe (1997). Read full book review >

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WEIRD ON THE OUTSIDE by Shelley Stoehr
FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"What remains is a scuzzy, Times Square landscape of sex, drugs, and the inevitable hangover. (Fiction. 14+)"
Stoehr follows up her debut novel, Crosses (1991), about drug use and self-mutilation, with this tale of a 17-year-old runaway who supports herself as a topless dancer in New York City. Read full book review >

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PARTS by Shelley Rotner
by Shelley Rotner, photographed by Shelley Rotner
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Great for reading aloud, too. (Poetry. 3-8)"
Stunning full-color photographs and seven playful, brief poems about everyday objects will delight young viewers and care-givers who are invited to guess the objects described in word clues with several accompanying close-up photographs. Read full book review >

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BEATRICE ZINKER, UPSIDE DOWN THINKER by Shelley  Johannes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"A kind child in a book for middle-grade readers? There's no downside to that. (Fiction. 6-10)"
Beatrice Zinker is a kinder, gentler Judy Moody. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Jan. 2, 2009

"Nonetheless, this definitely fills a niche. (Fiction. 10 & up)"
Set in a ritzy prep school in San Francisco, this series entry is like an ethnically diverse, toned-down Gossip Girls with a difference—the protagonists' religious faith sets moral parameters on their behavior. Read full book review >

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WHO MADE YOU A PRINCESS?  by Shelley Adina
FICTION
Released: May 13, 2009

"Many girls will love it. (Fiction. 12-18)"
In an installment from the All About Us series, readers find 17-year-old Shani in a boarding school for the super-wealthy, dealing with the important issues in her life: designer clothes, two hottie boys, friends, parties, curiosity about God and, when she can fit it in, schoolwork. Read full book review >

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ALL OF THE ABOVE by Shelley Pearsall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Smart and fast-paced, this story inspires as well as entertains. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Cynical inner-city seventh graders are challenged by an odd idea from a math teacher. Read full book review >

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TROUBLE DON’T LAST by Shelley Pearsall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"This succeeds as a suspenseful historical adventure with survival at stake and makes clear that to succeed Harrison and Samuel, as well as others, must never give up even while combating manhunters, bloodhounds, mental illness, disease, hunger, cold, and their own despair. (Fiction. 11-14)"
At fellow slave Harrison's insistence, young Samuel is catapulted into an escape attempt from a Kentucky plantation that has been his whole world. Read full book review >

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THE FREEMASON'S DAUGHTER by Shelley Sackier
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 11, 2017

"An intriguing exploration of the intersection of politics, religion, and customs of the period—historical fiction at its best. (Historical fiction. 13-18)"
It's 1714 Great Britain, and a rebellion is brewing. Read full book review >

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THE SHAPE OF WILDERNESS by Shelley Berc
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 1995

"The bedtime-story cadences and portentous mythic trappings are strained and distracting, numbing the impact of this first novel's genuinely disturbing subjects."
Playwright Berc debuts in fiction with a bleak fairy tale of female loss of innocence, this set on the American frontier. Read full book review >