Search Results: "Sophia E. Fredo"


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"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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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MARS EVACUEES by Sophia McDougall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 17, 2015

"The strange pacing sometimes makes the book feel unbalanced, but the action sequences are worth the wait. (Science fiction. 8-12)"
In a future in which alien intervention has drastically reversed global warming, British schoolgirl Alice Dare discovers that, instead of beginning a new semester at Muckling Abbot School for Girls, she's been drafted into basic training on Mars, fighting the enemies of the human race. Read full book review >

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SPACE HOSTAGES by Sophia McDougall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"The book's odd pacing may disorient some readers, but they'll be very happy to be disoriented. (Science fiction. 8-12)"
The titles in McDougall's space-adventure series are a little misleading, and even the characters know it. Read full book review >

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Pozzo by Sophia Johnson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 18, 2016

"Bizarre yet grounded, this book about a male stripper makes for a playful look at the human experience."
A debut novel explores a stranger's adventures in a surreal land. Read full book review >

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"While not new, the ideas are usable, and the tone is upbeat and fun."
Ledingham's first offering is a familiar yet common-sense guide for couples looking to add some spice to date nights while building a stronger relationship. Read full book review >

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YESTERDAY, TODAY, TOMORROW by Sophia Loren
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"A nostalgic recollection of the great beauty's movies and memories."
The award-winning actress and international sex symbol tells her life story, from her childhood in Naples, Italy, to her rise to the top of the Hollywood A-list. Read full book review >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >