Search Results: "Stephanie Perkins"


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ISLA AND THE HAPPILY EVER AFTER by Stephanie Perkins
ROMANCE
Released: Aug. 14, 2014

"A satisfying dose of first love's physical and emotional thrall. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Engaging teen characters with page-turning love lives offer ample vicarious pleasures. Read full book review >

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MY TRUE LOVE GAVE TO ME by Stephanie Perkins
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"It's that rarest of short story collections: There's not a single lump of coal. (Short stories. 12-18)"
Holidays meet romance in a Christmas- and Hanukkah-themed collection featuring some of teen fiction's most prominent names. Read full book review >

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THERE'S SOMEONE INSIDE YOUR HOUSE by Stephanie Perkins
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"Bloody? Yes. Scary? No. (Horror. 14-16)"
Someone is murdering high school students. Most freeze in fear, but a brave few try to stop the killings. Read full book review >

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LOLA AND THE BOY NEXT DOOR by Stephanie Perkins
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 29, 2011

"And steamy kisses and tingly touches? There are still plenty of those, too. (Chick lit. 14 & up)"
Perkins avoids the second-novel curse with a delectable companion to her debut hit, Anna and the French Kiss (2010). Read full book review >

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ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS by Stephanie Perkins
FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2010

"Très charmante. (Chick lit. 13 & up)"
Since her father's Nicholas Sparks-like novels have been turned into blockbuster movies and he now has the means (and status) to give her culture, Anna Oliphant finds herself uprooted from her Atlanta home to become the newest senior at the School of America in Paris. Read full book review >

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SUMMER DAYS AND SUMMER NIGHTS by Stephanie Perkins
ROMANCE
Released: May 17, 2016

"An intelligent beach read with heart, soul, and sizzle. (Short stories. 12-18)"
Summer meets love in both fantasy and reality in this anthology featuring renowned writers of both teen and adult fiction. Read full book review >

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FIRST DAUGHTER by Mitali Perkins
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 1, 2007

"An interesting premise that provides a detailed and fun glimpse into campaigning's hectic reality and shines a positive light on America's multicultural reality. (Fiction. YA)"
When 16-year-old Sameera joins her father's presidential campaign, she finds the national spotlight blinding, especially when it's focused on her Pakistani roots. Read full book review >

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THE NOT SO STAR-SPANGLED LIFE OF SUNITA SEN by Mitali Perkins
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 1993

"Gentle and palatable, the lessons are offered with compassion and easily absorbed insights. (Fiction. 10+)"
First-novelist Perkins makes tangible the ups and downs of American children from non-Western families. Read full book review >

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HOARE AND THE PORTSMOUTH ATROCITIES by Wilder Perkins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 9, 1998

"And Hoare is a beguiling hero whose painstakingly described feats aboard his small yacht will endear him to anyone with a love of sailing."
A new entry in the historical mystery genre—with a slightly different tack. Read full book review >

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FIRST DAUGHTER by Mitali Perkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Only for fans who want to know what happens next. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Fresh off the presidential campaign trail, Sparrow and her country cousin Miranda make themselves at home in the White House, enjoying movies in the private theatre and trying out the bowling alley in this second installment of the First Daughter series. Read full book review >

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BAMBOO PEOPLE by Mitali Perkins
ADVENTURE
Released: July 1, 2010

Well-educated American boys from privileged families have abundant options for college and career. Read full book review >

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THE RED JACKET by Jim Perkins
Released: Nov. 20, 2011

"An enjoyably insightful story that gives readers a glimpse into the heart and mind of a young man on his way to making life-changing decisions."
Francis Albert Forsythe, teenager and aspiring professional baseball player, experiences a series of near-death events and discovers that God may have different plans for his future in Perkins' debut novel. Read full book review >