Search Results: "Simone Kain"


BOOK REVIEW

GEORGE THE FARMER'S AUSTRALIAN ADVENTURES by Simone Kain
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 10, 2014

"Although his Aussie slang is amusing, George is actually something of a jerk, and the app doesn't offer enough by way of features or narrative to compensate for his total absence of character growth. (iPad storybook app. 4-7)"
With a cheerful "G'day, mate," a narrator invites readers to glimpse a slice of life on an Australian wheat farm. Read full book review >

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THE GOOD SISTER by Jamie Kain
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"A haunting, dark and at times harshly beautiful exploration of the scars left by hurt and loss. (Paranormal suspense. 14 & up)"
Everyone expected that cancer would end Sarah's life, not a fall to the sea from a foggy cliffside path in Marin County. Read full book review >

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PERFECT CHEMISTRY by Simone Elkeles
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Still, as the title implies, the author definitely knows how to write romance, and that should help readers overlook some of the cheesier bits. (Fiction. YA)"
Sparks fly when cheerleading it-girl Brittany Ellis is paired with gang-banger bad-boy Alex Fuentes in chemistry lab. Read full book review >

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IF I WAS YOUR GIRL by Ni-Ni Simone
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"All style, but not much substance. (Fiction. YA)"
Sassy teen mom Toi lives with her son, her mom, her little brother and her cousin in New Jersey. Read full book review >

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A GIRL LIKE ME  by Ni-Ni Simone
FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2008

"Dynamic and interesting. (Fiction. YA)"
This Cinderella story of a courageous ghetto girl will appeal to many young readers who admire or inhabit a world similar to Elite's, a 17-year-old beauty trapped in poverty by her crackhead mother. Read full book review >

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POETIC INSIGHT by Simone D. Bells
Released: May 14, 2008

"Verse that is better heard than seen."
Acceptable, if flawed, poetry that nonetheless would shine in a spoken-word setting. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 15, 1958

"Definitely for those who agree with her viewpoint- and for her following."
The number of American and European observers who have had access to Communist China has been sharply limited, and frequently their opinions have been colored by preformed judgment. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"A gripping life that rings true. (Sixteen b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Well-written life of singer-pianist Simone, as notable for its clear, strong voice as for its events, which are pretty strong too. Read full book review >

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A LOVE NOIRE by Erica Simone Turnipseed
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2003

"Earnest debut, long on consciousness-raising, short on plot."

BOOK REVIEW

ALL SAID AND DONE by Simone de Beauvoir
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 23, 1974

"There are flashes of intensity and wonder — especially in Beauvoir's account of her relationship with a young woman who is obviously an intellectual adopted daughter, perhaps because Sylvie gives Beauvoir the grasp of the future which old age by her own testimony lacks, and without which she has, alas, loosened her grip on the present."
As the finality of the title indicates, Simone de Beauvoir considers this the last volume of her autobiography, a summing-up. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Leave a Crooked Path by Simone Paradis Hanson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 22, 2016

"A portrait of life: poignant, true, and deeply felt."
Hanson fills a quiet Maine town with colorful characters in this debut literary novel. Read full book review >