Search Results: "Susanna Lockhart"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"A sweet if ephemeral treat. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Two favorite Christmas stories are joined together in an unusually thick volume with sturdy, coated paper and a reinforced binding. Read full book review >

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GENUINE FRAUD by E. Lockhart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"This thriller from the author of We Were Liars (2014) will challenge preconceptions about identity and keep readers guessing. (Suspense. 12-adult)"
Can Jule recognize her own true self within the tangled story of the past year? Read full book review >

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FIFTH BORN by Zelda Lockhart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 6, 2002

"An impressively mature piece of work."
In a poetic debut, a little girl is seemingly the only witness to her large family's truly disturbed behavior. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: March 25, 2008

"A funny feminist manifesto that will delight the anti-Gossip Girl gang. (Fiction. YA)"
This cerebral and offbeat comedy of manners will appeal to fans of John Green's An Abundance of Katherines (2006). Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 26, 2009

"Refreshingly honest. (Fiction. YA)"
Shunned by her friends and ignored by her ex, Ruby Oliver experiences a rough junior year as she deals with fallout from her previous adventure in The Boyfriend List (2005), when she kissed her best friend's boyfriend—a definite infraction of The Boy Book's rules. Read full book review >

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REQUIEM FOR A SUMMER COTTAGE by Barbara Lockhart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 25, 2002

"An engaging and genuinely moving tale of family grief that acquires a marvelous focus—as well as a poignant metaphor—in its setting."
The domestic travails of a city family that buys a house on the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay and settles down to its first taste of rural life. Read full book review >

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WE WERE LIARS by E. Lockhart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 13, 2014

"Riveting, brutal and beautifully told. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A devastating tale of greed and secrets springs from the summer that tore Cady's life apart. Read full book review >

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THE TREASURE MAP OF BOYS by E. Lockhart
Released: July 28, 2009

"As Ruby would say: complete and utter deliciousness. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
Ruby Oliver, the neurotic, lovable, and painfully believable heroine of two previous volumes (The Boyfriend List, 2005, and The Boy Book, 2006), returns. Read full book review >

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THE BOYFRIEND LIST by E. Lockhart
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 22, 2005

"Although the gimmick gets tedious and repetitious in spots, Lockhart shines at depicting the all-encompassing microcosm of school social life, and wisely eschews an unrealistically happy ending, instead offering hope and honest growth. (Fiction. 12-14)"
After being dumped by her boyfriend, rejected by her girlfriends and humiliated by her classmates, Ruby Oliver, a 15-year-old moderately popular girl turned pariah, reassesses her history and her actions. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 7, 2011

"Nonetheless, as the author ably demonstrates, the actual story is 'about ordinary people who, when put to the test, did extraordinary things.'"
Lockhart (History/Wright State Univ.; The Drillmaster of Valley Forge: The Baron de Steuben and the Making of the American Army, 2008, etc.) suggests that conventional Fourth of July hyperbole about the Battle of Bunker Hill "confuses history with heritage, conflates fantasy and patriotic sentiment." Read full book review >

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DRAMARAMA by E. Lockhart
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2007

"Exhilarating. (Fiction. YA)"
A star-struck girl plunges into the crazed world of summer drama camp and tries to cope with friends, love and jealousy in this intense romp through the world of musical theater. Read full book review >