Jacqueline Snider

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Lost in the Spanish Quarter

By focusing on Heddi’s relationship with Neapolitan language and culture, the book is similar to Ben Lerner’s Leaving the Atocha Station in suggesting that while immersion in a different environment can be challenging, it facilitates growth and change. While the narrative could have used some tightening and more editing, it will appeal to students and adults interested in all that college, first love, and new experiences bring to one’s life.
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Here I Am!

A wide range of readers from late adolescence on will find this compelling story of one youngster’s adventure full of psychological depth and rich characterization.

Death and the Seaside

Another triumph from Moore, her clear and unambiguous writing style as well as her ability to build tension will appeal to both adolescents and adults.

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College Admissions Cracked: Saving Your Kid (and Yourself) from the Madness

While there are many books on this topic, parents and students will find Shulman’s monthly schedules and to-do lists very helpful.

Bridge of Clay

Though the movement from one chapter to the next can be confusing—the novel would have benefited from more editing and tightening—Zusak just loves his characters (including the animals), and the reader will, too. Marketed for a YA audience in the United States but best suited to strong YA readers and adults.
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The Book of Dirt

Recipient of Australia's 2018 NSW (New South Wales) Premier's Literary Awards for fiction, new writing, and people's choice, this work will appeal to those interested in historical fiction, the creative mix of nonfiction and autobiography in novelizations, and recent publications from Down Under.
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Man with a Seagull on His Head

Published in Canada in 2017, this novel introduces readers to a new and exciting voice worth watching closely.
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The Pre-War House and Other Stories

Moore is a writer to watch. Her clarity and speed of narrative will have strong YA crossover appeal.
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The Pre-War House and Other Stories

Moore is a writer to watch. Her clarity and speed of narrative will have strong YA crossover appeal.

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