Search Results: "Tara Sullivan"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BITTER SIDE OF SWEET by Tara  Sullivan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"A tender, harrowing story of family, friendship, and the pursuit of freedom. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Forced to labor on an Ivory Coast cacao plantation, Amadou risks everything for freedom. Read full book review >

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GOLDEN BOY by Tara  Sullivan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 27, 2013

"A riveting fictional snapshot of one Tanzanian boy who makes himself matter. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Some call Habo a zeruzeru—a zero-zero—nothing. Read full book review >

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ELEGY by Tara Hudson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 4, 2013

"The thin plot spreads itself across nearly 400 pages, and characters spend more time discussing what to do than actually doing it: a miss. (Paranormal romance. 13 & up)"
Like its heroine, this series conclusion never quite comes to life. Read full book review >

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ARISE by Tara Hudson
Released: June 5, 2012

"A creditable second act; genre fans won't be disappointed. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
This sequel to Hereafter (2011) finds Amelia still dead but not loving it. Touching Joshua Mayhew remains a thrill, but whenever things heat up, Amelia tends to de-materialize, which definitely puts a crimp in their romance. Read full book review >

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SEASON'S CHRISTMAS QUEST by Tara Pollard
Released: Aug. 2, 2012

"Fans of animal tales will gobble up this tale of a dog who loves his girland ends up saving the world."
In this holiday novelfor middle graders, a dog's quest to save his master's daughterbecomes a journey to save the world. Read full book review >

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DAR ES SALAAM by Tara Kai
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Africa is more than window-dressing here, and the workings of Tatum's mind are wonderfully, if exhaustively, revealed in all their blooming, buzzing confusion."
Short-fiction writer Kai draws on her experiences in Tanzania to debut with an eerily honest story of adolescent obsession that conjures up Nabokov even as it offers a fresh and grounded view of East Africa. Read full book review >

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AMPLIFIED by Tara Kelly
FICTION
Released: Oct. 25, 2011

"A treat for industrial-rock lovers; a pleasant summer read for others. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
This chronicle of a shy guitarist's summer living with a rock band poses bigger questions than it answers but tells a likable story nonetheless. Read full book review >

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HEREAFTER by Tara Hudson
ADVENTURE
Released: June 7, 2011

"Being dead, Amelia has a better excuse than most for lacking a career goal beyond finding bliss with the one living guy who can see her. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
Amelia knows she's dead and that she drowned, but little more. Read full book review >

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TIMEKEEPER by Tara Sim
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"The numerous mysteries left unsolved point to potential sequels; here's hoping that their craftsmanship lives up to the concept. (Steampunk. 14-18)"
"Two o'clock was missing." Read full book review >

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THE LIST by Tara Ison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 6, 2007

"Ison's fine writing is lost in this tale of relationship hell."
Ison's second novel (A Child Out of Alcatraz, 1997) is a bit of a letdown—as vague and drawn out as the breakup it describes. Read full book review >

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A CHILD OUT OF ALCATRAZ by Tara Ison
Released: April 24, 1997

"A compelling story, richly evoking a time and place."
A fascinating and wonderfully evocative first novel about life on Alcatraz—seen through the eyes of a little girl growing up on the Rock in the 1950s. Read full book review >