Search Results: "Stephanie Hale"


BOOK REVIEW

THE ALPHA BET by Stephanie Hale
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2010

"Rounding out this sunny story are a sweet romance with a fellow science geek and social justice for the mean girl. (Fiction. YA)"
Thanks to her diligence in studying, Grace Kelly Cook is able to enroll in college at 16 and flee her helicopter mom. Read full book review >

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KICKING BUTTS AND EATING NUTS
by Leila Roy

“What if . . . what if you don’t just have a squirrel tail and front teeth, and are pretty strong? What if you actually have the proportional strength, speed, and agility of a squirrel? So if a squirrel can leap five times the length of its own body, let’s say, then you should be able to leap five times the length of ...


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DANGER IS HER MIDDLE NAME (NO, REALLY)
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for Dangerous by Shannon Hale

 

Cover Story: Cryptic Hieroglyphic
BFF Charm: Yay
Swoonworthy Scale:
 6
Talky Talk: Roller Coaster
Bonus Factors:
 Space Camp, Diversity, Dorky Dad, Surprises
Relationship Status: Second-Tier Friend

Cover Story: Cryptic Hieroglyphic

This cover is perfectly respectable for readers who are a little less Y and a little more A, even if it ...


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IT WAS A PLEASURE TO BURN
by Mandy Wan

BOOK REPORT for The Arsonist by Stephanie Oakes

Cover Story: Fire and Water Big Faces
BFF Charm: Let Me Love You x 3
Swoonworthy Scale:
 2
Talky Talk: She Says, He Said, She Said
Bonus Factors:
 Unsolved Mystery, Loyal Pet
Relationship Status: Keeping the Fire Alive

Cover Story: Fire and Water Big Faces

It's rare, but every once in ...


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WHEN I AM THROUGH WITH YOU
by Leila Roy

I don’t know. There’s more to say, of course, much more. Two years is a long time in a short life, especially when you’re in high school. But that’s not the Rose anybody wants to read about, is it? Tragedy is infinitely more interesting than bliss. That’s the allure of self-destruction. Or so I’ve found.

When I Am Through ...


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WE COULD BE SO HAPPY
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for Isla and the Happily Ever After (Anna and the French Kiss Book 3) by Stephanie Perkins

Cover Story: A Welcome Change of Scenery
BFF Charm: Single White Female
Swoonworthy Scale:
 10
Talky Talk: 2 Legit 2 Quit
Bonus Factors:
 Mysterious Loner Artist, Platonic Guy Best Friend, Romantic Gallivanting, Boarding School
Relationship Status: Mandy and the Happily ...


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SHE'S GOT THE WHOLE WORLD IN HER HANDS
by Mandy Wan

BOOK REPORT for The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes

Cover Story: Jewel

BFF Charm: Heck Yes!

Swoonworthy Scale: 6

Talky Talk: Take Me Back to the Start

Bonus Factors: Prison, Cult, The Handless Maiden

Relationship Status: Whirlwind Romance

Cover Story: Jewel

There are some images that I like as photos but not as YA book covers; this ...


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BOOK REVIEW

SQUIRREL MEETS WORLD by Shannon Hale
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"Despite a rough start, Doreen's story offers a heroine it's easy to go nuts over. (Science fiction. 8-12)"
A middle-grade origin story for Squirrel Girl, one of Marvel Comics' wackiest superheroes. Read full book review >

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THE CURSE OF THE WERE-HYENA by Bruce Hale
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 5, 2016

"A series kickoff with a promising mix of chills and chortles. (Light horror. 8-10)"
Monterrosa seems like an ordinary small town—until a resident is bitten by a strange-looking dog one night while taking a stroll past the graveyard. Read full book review >

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YELLOWBELLY AND PLUM GO TO SCHOOL by Nathan Hale
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2007

"EWSLUGp1998. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Hale makes a common premise uncommonly appealing with illustrations that feature a gloriously multi-species cast. Read full book review >

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THE HAMSTER OF THE BASKERVILLES by Bruce Hale
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Clever, good fun. (Fiction. 9-11)"
For a box of jelly doughnuts and two Get-Out-of-Detention-Free cards, fourth-grade gumshoe Chet Gecko takes on his most baffling case yet: someone—or something—is trashing the classrooms of Emerson Hicky Elementary, leaving huge footprints, claw marks on the walls, and an aroma of peanut butter. Read full book review >

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ELIZABETI’S SCHOOL by Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Together, the talented team offers up another winning peek at a life that's different but the same. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In the beginning there was Elizabeti's Doll (1998), then, Mama Elizabeti (2000). Read full book review >