Search Results: "Susan Summers"


BOOK REVIEW

FALL FOR ANYTHING by Courtney Summers
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"An unusual, bold effort that deserves attention. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A once-famous photographer has committed suicide, and 17-year-old Eddie, his only daughter, desperately wants to know why. Read full book review >

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CRACKED UP TO BE by Courtney Summers
FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Issue-laden and overwrought, Summers's debut will make forgettable fodder for the insatiable readers of Gossip Girl (and her many series clones) but is bound to leave teens who like a little more lit in their chick lit cold. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
High-school senior Parker Fadley used to be the most popular girl at her Catholic school. Read full book review >

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TEXTROVERT by Lindsey Summers
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 2, 2017

"Blandly engaging. (Romance. 12-16)"
A text-messaging accident leads to romance. Read full book review >

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Albert Pendergast's Peculiar Parcel by K.G. Summers
Released: Dec. 30, 2014

"A sweet story for bullied kids but one that's far too text-heavy."
In Summers' debut picture book, a bully's classmates devise a plan to change his actions forever. Read full book review >

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THE RIDDLE HORSE by Mark Summers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"A nostalgic piece that, however beautiful, seems wasted on this age group. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A nostalgic riddle: what horse is this? Read full book review >

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Released: June 13, 2016

"A tightly structured war novel, written with intelligence and verve."
Summers (The Shain Family at Shakertown, 1808-1922, etc.) offers a World War II thriller about espionage and betrayal overseas. Read full book review >

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THIS IS NOT A TEST by Courtney Summers
Released: June 1, 2012

"Unusual and absorbing. (Paranormal suspense. 12 & up)"
A girl wants to commit suicide, but she's caught in the zombie apocalypse with a group that's trying to survive in this intriguing psychological thriller. Read full book review >

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DESPERATE MEASURES by Laura Summers
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2011

"Their page-turning trek across the countryside sags a bit at the end, but readers will most definitely hang on to find out what happens in the credible and happy ending. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Three parentless children strike out on their own in order to stay together. Read full book review >

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THIS NEVER HAPPENED by E.W. Summers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Readers who haven't already overdosed on family angst, though, or who can't get enough of it, will find Richard's struggles properly gripping."
Summers's entry in the dysfunctional-family sweepstakes starts with a bang when fragile painter Claire Brown shoots her husband, letting all manner of demons out of the closet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 9, 1995

"An authoritative call to arms and a considerable contribution to the low-intensity debate now raging on national security and preparedness."
A thoughtful, brutally realistic evaluation of the roles the US military should play in the new world disorder that has superseded the bipolar certainties of the Cold War. Read full book review >