Search Results: "Stephanie Hart"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 16, 2012

"A hopeful, finely rendered portrait of a dysfunctional family and its effects on the author."
Hart's memoir charts her psychological process of overcoming a painful childhood. Read full book review >

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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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STEPHANIE POWELL WATTS
by Maya Payne Smart

Ominous and timely, No One Is Coming to Save Us explores the sense of displacement and dispossession that burrows within communities—and individuals—when work vanishes. The novel follows residents of Pinewood, a declining North Carolina factory town, as they ponder the twin perils of staying stuck in the stubborn red clay beneath them or moving earth to cut their own new ...


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BOOK REVIEW

MERWIN by Christopher Hart
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Merwin does pull a fast one on the zookeeper by claiming he is Merwin in disguise, giving a small 'what is reality' twist to the story, but it's not enough to elevate it beyond its one-note joke into an entertainment. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Cartoonist and bestselling author of drawing books, Hart's first picture book is goofy all over, but whether or not that is intentional is open to debate. Read full book review >

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SECRETS FROM MYSELF by Christine Hart
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"A culturally confusing fictional tale that undermines the real-life tragedy of the Indians aboard the Komagata Maru. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Twelve-year-old Katelyn Medena, a white Canadian, is haunted by a Sikh girl named Akasha who lived a century ago. Read full book review >

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DEATH BY SURPRISE by Carolyn Hart
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 1999

Family skeletons rattle ominously when the police in La Luz, California, accuse Kenneth Carlisle of killing nightclub dancer Francine Boutelle, and his disapproving sister, attorney K.C. Carlisle, risks their late father's honor by deciding to dig up the evidence that might free him of this and a second murder—in this first US publication of an ingenious non-series novel from the author of the Henrie O. and Death on Demand series. Read full book review >

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YANKEE DOODLE DEAD by Carolyn Hart
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Best of the author's recent outings."
The peaceful tenor of life in Broward's Rock, South Carolina, is at risk with the arrival on the island of retired Brigadier General Bud Hatch, a reactionary bully who detests gays, blacks, and anything that smacks of liberalism. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 8, 2001

"Hart doubtless keeps a few secrets for himself, but he unlocks many more in a text studded with oddments, lore, and technical data, all lightly related. Diamond fanciers and geology buffs alike will find this a trove of information."
An absorbing voyage into the demimonde of the diamantaire. Read full book review >