Search Results: "Tracy Gensler"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 29, 2012

"Despite its conventionality, young fantasy fans will likely enjoy this novel and take away lessons about different cultures."
A 10-year-old boy from another planet time-travels around Earth as he tries to track down his missing parents. Read full book review >

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THE DARK BETWEEN by Sonia Gensler
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"Lovers of intrigue should enjoy this lively Victorian mystery whose teen heroes experience danger, romance and ethical dilemmas as they delve into 'the dark between.' (author's note with references) (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
Three Victorian teens in 1901 Cambridge, England, become perilously embroiled in the Society for Metaphysical Research's deadly investigations of paranormal phenomena. Read full book review >

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GHOSTLIGHT by Sonia Gensler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"Frightening and engrossing. (Horror. 10-14)"
A preteen girl and her newfound friend investigate paranormal activity on her grandmother's farm. Read full book review >

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THE REVENANT by Sonia Gensler
FICTION
Released: June 14, 2011

"While Willie's personal story and the school mystery don't always mesh, the well-drawn characters and suspenseful plot should keep readers fully engaged. (author's note) (Historical fantasy. 12 & up)"
When her mother insists she leave boarding school and come home, Willie, 17—a teen rebel à la 1896—assumes the identity of another student who's decided to decline a teaching position at the Cherokee Female Seminary. Read full book review >

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HOW I MADE IT TO EIGHTEEN by Tracy White
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2010

"Think a lighter Girl, Interrupted meets the artistic styling of John Porcellino's Perfect Example (1999). (Graphic memoir. YA)"
At age 18 Stacy Black—the alter ego of author Tracy White—was hospitalized for depression and an eating disorder. Read full book review >

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MY BUNNY DIARY by Tracy Dockray
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Young readers will be clamoring for a diary of their own after reading this bunny's story. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This sneak peek into Dora Cottontail's diary reveals exactly how losing her best friend to a doll-playing rival makes her feel. Read full book review >

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HUNG UP by Kristen Tracy
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 4, 2014

"Appealing characters stand out in a quick read that is a lighthearted look at how real friendships develop, grow and deepen. (Romance. 12-16)"
In a narrative rendered entirely in voice mails, text messages and transcribed phone conversations, James and Lucy gradually go from strangers to romance. Read full book review >

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THE STEPSISTER'S TALE by Tracy Barrett
ROMANCE
Released: June 24, 2014

"Highly imaginative as well as insightful, this outstanding revision has the power to entrance and provoke thought. (Romance. 12-18)"
Despite the singular title, this clever and sensitive retelling of "Cinderella" takes the viewpoint of the supposedly evil stepsisters and turns the story inside out. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"A fun series continues unabated. (Mystery. 8-12)"
It's one thing to discover that Sherlock Holmes was your ancestor. Read full book review >

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CAMILLE MCPHEE FELL UNDER THE BUS... by Kristen Tracy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 11, 2009

"But at heart, Camille's a survivor, 'born with the power to bounce back,' which she does with surprising panache and hope in this touching debut. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Camille McPhee's father warns her: "Don't expect life to be fair." Read full book review >

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LIVE BAIT by P.J. Tracy
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 3, 2004

"If it's anything like Tracy's first two, Minnesotans may want to duck and cover before her third hits the bookshelves."
More serial-killing woes for Minneapolis Homicide's Det. Leo Magozzi and his ladylove Grace MacBride's software-development cohorts (Monkeewrench, 2003). Read full book review >