Search Results: "Stephanie Kate Strohm"


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THE DATE TO SAVE by Stephanie Kate Strohm
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Fast-paced, smart, and often hilarious. (Fiction. 12-16)"
A scheduling error crams the biggest events of the school year all into one weekend, forcing the students of San Anselmo Prep to confront old fears, forge new relationships, and find a missing dragon's head. Read full book review >

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CONFEDERATES DON'T WEAR COUTURE by Stephanie Kate Strohm
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 4, 2013

"It's all harmless summer fun, but it has the feeling of the retread that it is; perhaps next year Libby should get a different sort of summer job. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
History-nerd extraordinaire Libby Kelting returns for another summer of costumed drama. Read full book review >

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PRINCE IN DISGUISE by Stephanie Kate Strohm
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Dec. 19, 2017

"A glittery, holiday-themed, girl-meets-boy-under-less-than-usual-circumstances romance. (Fiction. 12-16)"
A Mississippi teen finds herself in a Scottish manor for the holidays under unexpected circumstances. Read full book review >

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Released: May 8, 2012

"Good fun for readers willing to surrender to it. (Chick lit. 12 & up)"
Readers willing to put aside literary qualms will find themselves set for a summer afternoon with this undemanding romance. Read full book review >

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IT'S NOT ME, IT'S YOU by Stephanie Kate Strohm
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Formulaic in plot if not in format, this should fit the bill for readers looking for total escape on a weekend afternoon. (Romance. 12-18)"
A young woman revisits her many ex-boyfriends through interviews with her friends and acquaintances in this comedic romance. Read full book review >

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THE TAMING OF THE DREW by Stephanie Kate Strohm
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 5, 2016

"Lighthearted and fluffy, this is both a wonderful immersion in Shakespeare and a great beach book. (Fiction. 14-18)"
What do Shakespeare, Clueless, and Punk'd have in common? This novel. 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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BAD ROMANCE
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for How We Fall by Kate Brauning

Cover Story: Into the Deep

BFF Charm: Maybe

Swoonworthy Scale: 7*

Talky Talk: She Said (And Thought)

Bonus/Anti-Bonus Factor: Taboo Relationships

Relationship Status: Let’s Be Acquaintances

Cover Story: Into the Deep

Losing a prized possession, like I’m assuming this charm bracelet might be, is always a bummer. It’s even worse ...


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CHAUCER'S TALE by Paul Strohm
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 13, 2014

"With vibrant portraits of Chaucer's contemporaries—including the imperious John of Gaunt and the shifty London mayor Nicholas Brembre—Strohm's focus on one year in Chaucer's life offers an expansive view of medieval England."
Strohm (Humanities, Emeritus/Columbia Univ.; Conscience: A Very Short Introduction, 2011, etc.) brings his authority as a medievalist to this lively biography, focused on Geoffrey Chaucer's radical change of fortunes in 1386.Read full book review >

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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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