Search Results: "Terra Elan McVoy"


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PURE by Terra Elan McVoy
FICTION
Released: April 21, 2009

"A squeaky-clean exploration of faith that reads like a watered-down Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Tabitha and her four friends all wear purity rings. Read full book review >

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AFTER THE KISS by Terra Elan McVoy
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 4, 2010

"Cheers to the formal experimentation, but it doesn't quite succeed. (Fiction. YA)"
Camille is new to Atlanta, Ga. Read full book review >

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THIS IS ALL YOUR FAULT, CASSIE PARKER by Terra Elan McVoy
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2016

"A smart, heartwarming novel about the ups and downs of family and friendship. (Fiction. 9-13)"
When Fiona's diary is stolen by the most popular girl in seventh grade, she braces herself for the worst summer ever. Read full book review >

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CRIMINAL by Terra Elan McVoy
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 7, 2013

"Readers who make it all the way through the story will be grateful their incarceration is finally ended. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Nikki would do anything for her boyfriend, Dee. But, when he talks her into committing a crime with him then leaves her to take the fall, Nikki begins to think that even true love has its limits. Read full book review >

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DRIVE ME CRAZY by Terra Elan McVoy
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 28, 2015

"A trek across the continent evolves into a journey of personal growth in this affecting book. (Fiction. 10-14)"
New cousins Lana and Cassie embark upon a road trip with their recently married grandparents and with very different attitudes. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 2012

"While Charlotte's musical growth is inspiring, the numerous plot elements and one-note personalities make McVoy's fourth novel less a symphony and more of a garage-band song. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Too many false notes sound in this tale of music, friendship and relationships. Read full book review >

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THE SUMMER OF FIRSTS AND LASTS by Terra Elan McVoy
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 3, 2011

"Readers will quickly become frustrated by the uneven plot and the setting of summer camp, which never makes it past cliché. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Three sisters try to figure out themselves and their relationships with each other during their last summer together at Camp Callanwolde. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Dense, but useful and up-to-date."
An authoritative history of our planet's evolution. Read full book review >

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TERRA NOSTRA by Carlos Fuentes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1976

"The prose is incantatory but ultimately exhausting."
History and the dream interpenetrate in this outsized novel which summons into fevered, hallucinatory existence the Spain that conquered the author's native Mexico. Read full book review >

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TERRA NULLIUS by Sven Lindqvist
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2007

"A gruesome, chilling anthropology lesson from an unconventional instructor."
Sharp, lucid examination of Australia's establishment as a white-occupied country, largely effected by the genocidal treatment and displacement of the aboriginal population. Read full book review >

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TERRA INCOGNITA by Ruth Downie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2008

"Ruso rocks. Let's hear it for those Romans."
In a lively sequel to English author Downie's historical mystery Medicus (2007), its eponymous protagonist—Roman army physician Gaius Petreius Ruso—finds himself absorbed by dark deeds done in the northern wasteland of occupied Brittania. Read full book review >

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TRACKING TERRA by J.K. Scott
Released: Jan. 5, 2011

"A transcendent sci-fi beach read."
In the second installment of Scott's (Shades of Truth, 2007) sci-fi trilogy, an undercover guardian of the human race dodges bullets in Arizona and Peru and passes through dimensional gates of space-time. Read full book review >