Search Results: "Susan Juby"


BOOK REVIEW

THE TRUTH COMMISSION by Susan Juby
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 14, 2015

"Hilarious, deliciously provocative and slyly thought-provoking, Juby's welcome return is bound to ignite debate. (Fiction. 14-18)"
When curiosity leads three students at a Nanaimo, British Columbia, art school ("Serving oddballs in grades ten through twelve since 2007") to ask a classmate why she had "renovations done," her surprisingly positive response prompts the trio to form the Truth Commission, an experiment in bringing hidden truths to light. Read full book review >

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ALICE, I THINK by Susan Juby
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 1, 2003

"Hilarious. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Comedy rules in Juby's satirical, laugh-out-loud debut about a wacky home-schooled teenager who decides to try public high school. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 2005

"Thank goodness she's back. (Fiction. YA)"
Sixteen-year-old Alice MacLeod of Smithers, B.C., finds herself at the beginning of the summer virtually cast adrift: Her therapist is in Vancouver, her best friend is in Wisconsin, her boyfriend is in Scotland and her environmental protester-mother is in jail. Read full book review >

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MISS SMITHERS by Susan Juby
Released: May 1, 2004

"Utterly, absolutely sidesplitting. (Fiction. 12+)"
The uncertain heroine of Alice, I Think (2003) returns for another hilarious turn as the Most Maladjusted Teen in Smithers, British Columbia (pop. 5,000). Read full book review >

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FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Sherman's cooking-class exam—a dinner party—brings the prime suspects and Defiled girls together for a delicious final act. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Sherman Mack, dorky ninth-grader and girl enthusiast, turns detective when his crush seems on the verge of being D-listed: If a girl's photo appears on bathroom mirrors with a circled letter D, she's immediately rendered invisible. Read full book review >

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ANOTHER KIND OF COWBOY by Susan Juby
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 1, 2007

"Teens will happily embrace this refreshingly holistic gay teen character, built on cute quirks, humor and pathos rather than farce and flamboyance. (Fiction. YA)"
Alex's passion for riding, grooming and showing horses keeps his compartmentalized life orderly and his homosexuality at bay. Read full book review >

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THE FASHION COMMITTEE by Susan Juby
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 2, 2017

"Entertaining, smart, and inspiring. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Talented teens vie for a highly coveted fashion scholarship. Read full book review >

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FASHIONING A FRIENDSHIP
by Leila Roy

I sat back and considered my words. They had to be enough to get me in. After all, I alluded to the loss of my mom without mentioning any of the désagréables details, and I talked about the constant moving without getting into the foster homes and the times we’ve lived in the car. I think it is best not ...
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BACKLIST FAVES
by Leila Roy

As I’m sure I’ve mentioned here before, I love exploring backlists. Right now, for example, I’ve been working my way through all of Betty Ren Wright’s books—everyone knows The Dollhouse Murders, but she wrote DOZENS of other chapter books—and after reading Sue Macy’s Motor Girls for the Amelia Bloomer Project, I’ve been working my way through her older books as ...


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NEW BOOKS I'M WATCHING FOR IN MAY 2017
by Leila Roy

Last week, I covered a few of the May YA romances I’m excited about—and last month, I covered Riley Redgate’s Noteworthy—but there are even MORE May books that I’m looking forward to!

Here are thirteen of them:

It's Not Like It's a Secret, by Misa Sugiura

Lots of things change for sixteen-year-old Sana Kiyohara when her father ...


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A STUDY IN MUST-READ AUTHORS
by Bobbi Dumas

So you all are Sherry Thomas fans, right?

I sincerely hope so! She’s seriously one of the smartest writers out there, and for whatever reason, her novels hit all my romance buttons. 

Last fall she released A Study in Scarlet Women, an intriguing new take on the Sherlock Holmes canon. (It got a great review and was named one ...


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BOOK REVIEW

CLASS PETS by Susan Nees
by Susan Nees, illustrated by Susan Nees
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"An amusing and attractive early chapter book that will be popular with girls anxious to project reading competency to competing classmates. (Fiction. 5-7)"
Flamboyant, self-confident Missy is back for a second outing for transitioning readers. Read full book review >