Search Results: "Susan Reinhardt"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 31, 2012

"Sure to induce chuckles for adult readers looking for a good laugh."
A collection of essays about the intricacies of life, love and sex. Read full book review >

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HOW TO BUILD A HOUSE by Dana Reinhardt
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 27, 2008

"Readers will find Harper absolutely charming, even at her most sardonic moments. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
Sixteen-year-old Harper lost her mother when she was two years old. Read full book review >

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HARMLESS by Dana Reinhardt
FICTION
Released: Feb. 13, 2007

"Worthwhile, but not spectacular. (Fiction. YA)"
Reinhardt follows the success of A Brief Chapter in My Impossible Life (2006) with the story of three friends who feel the consequences of a lie. Read full book review >

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TELL US SOMETHING TRUE by Dana Reinhardt
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 14, 2016

"The novel ends in a buoyant mood, perhaps not entirely earned. (Fiction. 14-18)"
In an ill-advised effort to set his life straight, 17-year-old River Dean fakes a weed addiction and joins a support group for teens. Read full book review >

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ODESSA AGAIN by Dana Reinhardt
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2013

"With humor as well as depth, this is an endearing story of a spunky girl who realizes that life gets more, not less, confusing as she grows up. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Odessa Green-Light discovers a loophole in time. Now she can fix all kinds of things, especially the de-hyphenation of her family. Read full book review >

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WE ARE THE GOLDENS by Dana Reinhardt
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 27, 2014

"Reinhardt's skillful exploration of the dynamics of sibling relationships and truly inventive narrative structure shine a light on the ordinary struggle of growing up. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Nell's discovery of her sister's secret tests the powerful emotional bond between them. Read full book review >

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THE SUMMER I LEARNED TO FLY by Dana Reinhardt
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 12, 2011

"Quiet yet immensely appealing. (Fiction. 10-14)"
In the lazy days of summer in a California coastal town, Drew works at her mom's struggling cheese shop and indulges her crush on an older co-worker, until she discovers Emmett and becomes involved in his very different world. Read full book review >

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THE THINGS A BROTHER KNOWS by Dana Reinhardt
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 14, 2010

"Powerful. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Levi's older brother Boaz enlisted in the Marines after graduating from high school rather than attend an elite university as expected. Read full book review >

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A BRIEF CHAPTER IN MY IMPOSSIBLE LIFE by Dana Reinhardt
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 28, 2006

"Simone's first-person voice is funny and unforgettable—a little too wise, perhaps, but her epiphanies are on target and are what readers will be looking for in this fabulous debut. (Fiction. YA)"
Sixteen-year-old Simone has always known she's adopted, and has never wanted to know more, not even when her birth mother calls out of the blue. Read full book review >

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BAMBERT’S BOOK OF MISSING STORIES by Reinhardt Jung
FICTION
Released: Oct. 12, 2004

"The audience for this meditation on what stories are, and do, is likely to be deep but not wide. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Jung explores the power of stories to free writers'—and by extension, their readers'—imaginations from physical limitations in this brief, introspective import. Read full book review >

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BLUE ETHEL by Jennifer Black Reinhardt
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 2017

"Ethel may not win any cat marathons, but she'll win hearts young and old. (Picture book. 3-8)"
When you're set in your ways, little changes can really throw you. Read full book review >

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DREAMING IN BLACK & WHITE by Reinhardt Jung
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2003

"Appended by several brief chapters that give the background to the story. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Hannes, a German boy with disabilities, begins having vivid waking dreams after studying "those terrible times back then," as his parents euphemistically refer to the Nazi era. Read full book review >