Search Results: "Sophia Bennett"


BOOK REVIEW

THE LOOK by Sophia Bennett
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2013

"A good bet for readers with a taste for glam fashion and boldface names. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Two sisters face vastly different futures—one as the world's next top supermodel, the other as a lymphoma patient. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2009

"Honestly and perceptively explores the strains of a peacenik/warrior relationship."
Can a Berkeley feminist social activist find happiness with a gung-ho Oakland police officer? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A TALE OF TWO BESTIES by Sophia Rossi
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 12, 2015

"A fluffy romp in familiar territory. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Separated by new high schools, two best friends dive into unfriendly social waters without each other as safety nets. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Secrets, Lies & Chemical Compounds - "The Pawn" by Sophia DeNapoli
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 18, 2012

"An uneven legal thriller with an appealing protagonist."
In this debut thriller, a former chemical-company employee is rehired to review a plant's documents as they face impending lawsuits. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Touched by a Phoenix by Sophia  Byron
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 24, 2015

"A steadily escalating dual plot of romance and action enlivens this tale; a long and satisfying, genre-defying read."
A romantic thriller features a strong-willed corporate attorney's clash with a genius surveillance expert. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHOPSTYX by Sophia Mah
Released: Oct. 11, 2012

"A unique story with a strong voice, definitely appealing to chick-lit fans tired of typical genre clichés."
In Mah's debut, an insecure woman in her late-30s wants to find her life's passion and prove her traditional Chinese family wrong, so she starts a rock 'n' roll cover band. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SHADOW MAN by Sophia Shafquat
Released: May 1, 1993

"A poetic, sweet, and memorable story—and a remarkably accomplished debut."
A wise and witty first novel detailing the lonely days and nights of a single California woman—a quiet, melancholy tale infused with surprising and delightful whimsy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

#GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 6, 2014

"Career and business advice for the hashtag generation. For all its self-absorption, this book doesn't offer much reflection or insight."
A Dumpster diver–turned-CEO details her rise to success and her business philosophy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SCAPEGOAT by Sophia Nikolaidou
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"More context would have helped international readers understand the Greek civil war and the country's education system; without it, it's harder to appreciate this carefully orchestrated tale of political expediency."
Modeled on a real-life unsolved mystery, this is a complex story in which murder and politics in postwar Greece resurface to change the life of a bright teenage boy who's been going off the rails. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW


"Unanswered questions and heavy-handed writing drain intrigue from this not-so-spooky story."
Three friends unravel old secrets lurking beneath the surface of a picture-perfect town in this young adult mystery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I WONDER WHO? by Anton Poitier
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"The illustrations shine more brightly than the paper design—or, for that matter, the grammar. (Pop-up picture book. 3-5)"
Smiling animals peek out or pop up from behind flaps to answer variations on the titular question in this cheery offering. Read full book review >

BLOG POST

UNDER THE BOARDWALK
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett

Cover Story: On the Waterfront
BFF Charm: Yay
Swoonworthy Scale: 9
Talky Talk: Some Like It Hot
Bonus Factors: Santa Cruz, Classic Movies, Vintage Fashion
Relationship Status: From Here To Eternity

Cover Story: On the Waterfront

Much like Jenn Bennett’s first YA book, The Anatomical Shape of a Heart, I find the ...


Read the full post >