Search Results: "Stephanie Kuehn"


BOOK REVIEW

DELICATE MONSTERS by Stephanie Kuehn
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 9, 2015

"A chilling look into heartache and reckless redemption—not for the faint of heart. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Three troubled teenagers. One is as cruel as she pleases, another is riddled with guilt, and the third sees terrifying visions. Their lives intersect and explode in a California town where picturesque grapevines grow and ugly secrets are exposed. Read full book review >

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COMPLICIT by Stephanie Kuehn
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 24, 2014

"Smart, gripping genre fiction. (Thriller. 14-18)"
A bright, conflicted hero struggles to free himself from the past's tightening bonds in this corkscrew of a thriller. Read full book review >

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CHARM & STRANGE by Stephanie Kuehn
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 11, 2013

"A high-powered voice rich in charismatic style and emotional intensity illuminates this ambitious debut that doesn't quite live up to its potential. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
From his opening announcement, "I don't feel the presence of God here," Andrew Winston Winters pulls readers into his story, alternating between his desperate life at an upscale Vermont boarding school and his grim, shadowed Virginia childhood. Read full book review >

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THE SMALLER EVIL by Stephanie Kuehn
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"Rich prose and a complex main character salvage this suspenseful but less-than-satisfying mystery. (Thriller. 14-18)"
Strange occurrences at a secluded self-help retreat threaten 17-year-old Arman's already fragile mental health Read full book review >

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WHEN I AM THROUGH WITH YOU by Stephanie Kuehn
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Full of secrets and plot twists, Kuehn's latest is a satisfying, sophisticated study in complicated relationships. (Thriller. 14-18)"
A multiethnic group of teenagers goes camping on a school trip, but not all of them make it home alive. Read full book review >

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I WANNA BE YOUR JOEY RAMONE by Stephanie Kuehnert
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: July 1, 2008

"Lengthy scenes of Emily's mom hooking, drinking, shooting up and feeling empty make the obvious point that their lives are parallel, but the device neglects the principle that in the world of YA fiction, less is usually more. (Fiction. YA)"
Proud, headstrong and slutty, aspiring punk Emily Black longs to start her own band and find her mother, who disappeared when she was only four. Read full book review >

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KANT by Manfred Kuehn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2001

"A gathering and evaluation of some important data—but it's not for the casual reader."
For the dedicated and persistent, this "first full-length biography of . . . philosopher Immanuel Kant in over 50 years," attempts to humanize the man long pictured as having no life outside the mind. Read full book review >

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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

SUPER BUNNY by Stephanie Blake
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"Underwhelming. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Super Bunny wields a pink gun and wears a cape and mask as he sniffs out villains. Read full book review >

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LITTLE FOX IN THE FOREST by Stephanie Graegin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"A wordless picture book that makes a great read. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A small child, a fox, and the deep forest: not a grim tale at all but rather a magical journey culminating in an act of mutual kindness. Read full book review >

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TROUBLE IS A FRIEND OF MINE by Stephanie Tromly
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"Despite some flaws, an offbeat and entertaining caper. (Mystery. 13-18)"
A jaded teen's life takes an exciting turn after a new friend ropes her into his investigation of a local kidnapping. Read full book review >