Search Results: "e.E. Carlton-Trujillo"


BOOK REVIEW

PRIZEFIGHTER EN MI CASA by e.E. Carlton-Trujillo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 8, 2006

"Charlton-Trujillo's debut opens a world not often seen in children's literature and is a terrific choice for discussion. (glossary) (Fiction. 11-13)"
Life has grown difficult for 12-year-old Chula Sanchez since a terrible car accident—in which her father was the drunk driver—left her with epilepsy. Read full book review >

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FEELS LIKE HOME by e.E. Charlton-Trujillo
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 10, 2007

"An extra bonus are the multiple references to The Outsiders, as the ragged copy that Danny and Mickey shared years earlier becomes a referee at the heart of their differences. (Fiction. YA)"
Calling each other "gringa" and "Mexican," Mickey and Christina have each other's backs in this small Texas town where football rules. Read full book review >

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FAT ANGIE by e.E. Charlton-Trujillo
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 12, 2013

"Creative prose and sharp interactions, marred only by some stereotyping; a fresh read nevertheless. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Entrancingly eccentric prose, a protagonist "jam-packed with awkward" and a military sister missing in action coalesce into a memorable romance that's rockier than might be expected—and more realistic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEVIL’S FOOTSTEPS by E.E. Richardson
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 9, 2005

"Haunting, like the eerie numbering chant that leads the footsteps to the devil. (Fantasy. 12-15)"
The whole town ignores the evil that has caused the disappearance of many children over the years. Read full book review >

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VANISHED by E.E. Cooper
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 12, 2015

"An impressive blend of suspense and insight. (Mystery. 14-18)"
Two popular girls disappear unexpectedly, leaving their closest friend behind. Read full book review >

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MAGDALENA'S SHADOW by E.E. Orme
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 9, 2017

"A sometimes-unbelievable novel that offers the melodramatic appeal of a telenovela."
In this poor-little-rich-girl YA story, a supermodel's daughter suffers, loves, and dazzles. Read full book review >

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SEALED WITH A LIE by Kat Carlton
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Solid action, high stakes and a likable heroine keep the pages turning. (Thriller. 14-18)"
This second installment in a new espionage-action series for girls (Two Lies and a Spy, 2013) provides suspenseful entertainment, although Kari Andrews is no Alex Rider. Read full book review >

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LOVE AND HAIGHT by Susan Carlton
Released: March 13, 2012

"A well-framed historical, with a wholly realized setting and believable, rich, likable characters. (Historical fiction. 14-18)"
It's the end of 1971: prairie skirts, marijuana—and no Roe v. Wade. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"North Dallas Forty it ain't, but it all makes for a pleasing read for those who like their gridiron gladiators on the guileless and underdoggish side."
They love their football in Texas—so much so that they find ways to play it without the regulation dozen-minus-one players on the field. Read full book review >

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SACRIFICE by Harold Carlton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 15, 1991

"Curiously thirtysomething, hard-core romantic fantasy, littered with obnoxious stereotypes (black studs, predatory homosexuals, etc.), but so sexy it's bound to sell."
Sex clubs, sadomasochism, and quasi-incestuous relationships fill the pages of this latest scandal-romance featuring a successful novelist and her oft-derailed search for true love, by the author of the paperback Labels. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"A passable evocation of an American nightmare."
True-crime veteran Stowers (To the Last Breath, 1998, etc.) relates the grisly tale of a Texas serial killer who dodged justice for too long. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 3, 1997

"Apple fans are a die-hard bunch, and this dry corporate history simply lacks the passion that Mac users feel about their product."
A disappointing book about a lovable company. Read full book review >