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This Week in Reviews: March 17, 2012

TOP O’ THE MORNIN’ TO YA! FICTION: 4Q 3P S Booth, Coe. Bronxwood. Push/Scholastic, 2011. 320p. $17.99. 978-0439925341. In the author’s first book, Tyrell (Push, 2007/VOYA April 2007), the titular character struggles to hold his family together while his father... (Continue reading)

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This Week in Reviews: December 8, 2011

FICTION 3Q 3P M Kessler, Liz. A Year Without Autumn. Candlewick, 2011. 304p. $15.99. 978-0763655952. At the end of every summer, Jenni and her family pack up the car and drive to their condo at Riverside Village. Everything is rather... (Continue reading)

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This Week In Reviews: November 28, 2011

FICTION 3Q 2P M Bosch, Pseudonymous. You Have to Stop This: The Secret Series. Little, Brown, 2011. 352p. $16.99. 978-0316076265. Fans of the first four titles in the Secret series will likely appreciate this final installment which finally reveals (somewhat)... (Continue reading)

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This Week in Reviews: November 17, 2011

FICTION 4Q 4P M J S Haines, Kathryn Miller. The Girl Is Murder. Roaring Brook/Macmillan, 2011. 352p. $16.99. 978-1596436091. Iris Anderson has taken a giant leap from her former life.  Formerly a private school girl on the Upper East Side,... (Continue reading)

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This Week in Reviews: October 14, 2011

FICTION 3Q 3P J S Bailey, Elizabeth. The Gilded Shroud: A Lady Fan Mystery. Berkley Publishing Group/Penguin, 2011. 368p. $15. Trade pb. 978-0-425-24289-6. This first novel in a new mystery series is ultimately a slight disappointment, but it offers great... (Continue reading)

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This Week in Reviews October 4, 2011

FICTION 2Q 3P S Demuren, Dolapo. Dreaming Forever: Lifemare Edition. A Better Tomorrow, 2011. 206p. $9.95. Trade pb. 978-0-9795768-3-6. Unattainable, the first collection of poems in this volume by teenage author Delapo Demuren, focuses on themes of love, lost and... (Continue reading)

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This Week in Reviews: September 20, 2011

FICTION 3Q 3P M J Greenwald, Lisa. Sweet Treats & Secret Crushes. Amulet, 2011. 320p. $7.95 Trade pb. 978-1-4197-0029-3. Friendships change as you grow older.  This has especially been the case for seventh graders Kate, Olivia and Georgia, who share... (Continue reading)

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This Week in Reviews September 14, 2011

3Q 2P J S Brian, Kate. Vengeance: The Final Private Novel. Simon & Schuster, 2011. 240p. $9.99 Trade pb. 978-1-4169-8473-3. The final book in the Private series continues the strewing of betrayals, intrigues, and attempted murder on main character Reed... (Continue reading)

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This Week in Reviews: September 2, 2011

Fiction 4Q 4P J S Ziegler, Jennifer. Sass & Serendipity. Delacorte/Random House, 2011. 384p. $15.99. 978-0-385-73898-9. PLB $18.99. 978-0-385-90762-0. The trials and tribulations of Gabriella and Daphne Rivera, teen sisters often at odds due to their different approaches to life... (Continue reading)

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This Week in Reviews: August 24, 2011

FICTION 3Q 4P S Divine, L. Drama High: So, So Hood. Dafina/Kensington, 2011. 256p. $9.95 Trade pb. 978-0-7582-3119-2. In this fourteenth volume of the Drama High series, Jayd has just been initiated as a voodoo priestess.  It is the beginning... (Continue reading)

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