Search Results: "Sonya Sones"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 31, 1999

"To a budding genre that includes Karen Hesse's Out of the Dust (1997) and Virginia Euwer Wolff's Make Lemonade (1993), this book is a welcome addition. (Poetry. 10-14)"
PLB 0-06-028386-6 In a story based on real events, and told in poems, Sones explores what happened and how she reacted when her adored older sister suddenly began screaming and hearing voices in her head, and was ultimately hospitalized. Read full book review >

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WHAT MY MOTHER DOESN’T KNOW by Sonya Sones
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Romantic and sexy, with a happy ending that leaves Sophie together with Mr. Right, Sones (Stop Pretending: What Happened when My Big Sister Went Crazy, 1999) has crafted a verse experience that will leave teenage readers sighing with recognition and satisfaction. (Fiction/poetry. YA)"
This year's umpteenth novel in verse begs the question, if the narrative were told in conventional prose, would it be worth reading? Read full book review >

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WHAT MY GIRLFRIEND DOESN’T KNOW by Sonya Sones
FICTION
Released: June 5, 2007

"If this offering lacks some of the intensity of its predecessor, it nevertheless provides both an opportunity to revisit two likable characters and the advantage of a fresh viewpoint. (Fiction/poetry. YA)"
Six years after What My Mother Doesn't Know sizzled onto the scene, Sones returns to continue the story of teen sweethearts Sophie Stein and Robin Murphy. Read full book review >

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SAVING RED by Sonya Sones
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"A heart-tugging, romanticized, mutual-savior story about homelessness and mental illness. (Verse fiction. 12-15)"
A young teen copes with loss by helping an older, homeless teen. Read full book review >

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ONE OF THOSE HIDEOUS BOOKS WHERE THE MOTHER DIES by Sonya Sones
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 2004

"Ruby's eventual adjustment and her rapprochement with her father (cue the violins) will come as no surprise to readers but, hey—this is Hollywood after all, and sometimes a happy ending is exactly what we need. (Fiction. 12+)"
In a story worthy of Hollywood, 15-year-old Ruby moves to LA to join her estranged father, the movie star Whip Logan, when her mother dies. Read full book review >

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TO BE PERFECTLY HONEST by Sonya Sones
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"Readers who find themselves liking the view through Colette's purple-tinted contacts may well be disappointed by their removal. (Verse novel. 12 & up)"
Sones returns to the Hollywood setting of her affecting verse novel One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies (2004) for this partially successful study in narrative unreliability. Read full book review >

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THE HUNCHBACK OF NEIMAN MARCUS by Sonya Sones
Released: April 12, 2011

"Midlife chick lit in verse that contains an equal measure of clever lines and clinkers."
Poet-novelist Sones, whose previous work was aimed at teens (What My Girlfriend Doesn't Know, 2007, etc.), focuses on their moms in her newest verse novel about the crises facing a woman as she turns 50. Read full book review >

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VIOLET AND WINSTON by Sonya Sones
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2009

"The friends' locked eyes speak of memories made and a future imagined, and the picture itself has the warmth of a hug from a friend. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Add Violet the brash, big-hearted swan and Winston the bumbling, sweet duck to the venerable list of picture-book odd couples—Laura Vaccaro Seeger's Dog and Bear, James Marshall's George and Martha or even the boys in Raschka's Yo! Read full book review >

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THE HUNT FOR SONYA DUFRETTE by Raiko Raichev
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"Fans of cozies will love the light touch of Raichev's debut, right down to the charmingly titled chapters."
A librarian and a major unwrap layers of intrigue shrouding a 25-year-old murder. Read full book review >

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WHAT THE BIRDS SEE by Sonya Hartnett
FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Exquisite, wrenching, unforgettable. (Fiction. 12+)"
A bleakly haunting novel focuses its lens on a child struggling to survive in a family of emotional cripples. Read full book review >

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THURSDAY’S CHILD by Sonya Hartnett
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 2001

"Dark, unusual, familiar, and slightly miraculous—Hartnett's story is not for everyone, but it leaves its mark. (Fiction. YA)"
Hartnett (Princes, 1998, etc.) tells a fantastic tale of an ordinary life during the Great Depression. Read full book review >

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GEMINI by Sonya Mukherjee
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 26, 2016

"Compelling and suspenseful from Page 1; Clara and Hailey pull readers into their unique world and don't let go. (Fiction. 13-18)"
Twins Clara and Hailey, 17, are as close as it gets—conjoined at the lower back, entangled internally, sharing lower body sensations—but each harbors different dreams. Read full book review >