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Nancy Werlin

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20+ verk 5,366 medlemmar 357 recensioner 13 favoritmärkta

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Nancy Werlin was born and raised in Peabody, Massachusetts. She received a bachelor's degree in English from Yale University. Besides writing fiction, she has worked as a technical writer and editor for several computer software and Internet companies. She won the Edgar Award for Best Young Adult visa mer Novel for The Killer's Cousin in 1999. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre

Inkluderar namnet: Nancy Werlin (Author)

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Verk av Nancy Werlin

Impossible (2008) 1,787 exemplar, 124 recensioner
The Rules of Survival (2006) 1,134 exemplar, 63 recensioner
Double Helix (2004) 534 exemplar, 26 recensioner
Extraordinary (2010) 500 exemplar, 66 recensioner
The Killer's Cousin (1998) 447 exemplar, 22 recensioner
Black Mirror (2001) 247 exemplar, 9 recensioner
Locked Inside (2000) 201 exemplar, 7 recensioner
And Then There Were Four (2017) 145 exemplar, 8 recensioner
Are You Alone on Purpose? (2007) 128 exemplar, 6 recensioner
Unthinkable (2013) 123 exemplar, 8 recensioner
Zoe Rosenthal Is Not Lawful Good (2021) 68 exemplar, 15 recensioner
Healer and witch (2022) 39 exemplar, 3 recensioner
Encerrada (2004) 2 exemplar
Shortcut 2 exemplar
War Game 2 exemplar
Rebecca (2011) 2 exemplar
La théorie du moustique (2009) 1 exemplar
Who Do You Like? 1 exemplar

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On the Fringe: Stories (2001) — Bidragsgivare — 183 exemplar, 3 recensioner
Twice Told: Original Stories Inspired by Original Artwork (2006) — Bidragsgivare — 112 exemplar, 4 recensioner
Can You Keep a Secret? (2007) — Bidragsgivare — 41 exemplar
Twelve Shots (1997) — Bidragsgivare — 39 exemplar, 1 recension

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Födelsedag
1961
Kön
female
Nationalitet
USA
Födelseort
Peabody, Massachusetts, USA
Bostadsorter
Massachusetts, USA
Utbildning
Yale University

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Abuse. The overwhelming sense of destruction and abandonment from those we claim love us and that we love. This book was a vicious read and I had absolute disdain for Emmy's mother throughout this story there is a sense of loss, craziness, from Nikki and absolute hatred. I don't think I can reread this one anytime soon. Kudos to Nancy for crafting a very intense young adult book.
I will certainly not forget in my personal collection
 
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Dreynolds12 | 62 andra recensioner | Jul 8, 2024 |
In 16th-century France, 15-year-old Sylvie lives in a small village. Sylvie wants to be a healer like her mother and grandmother. She has a special gift: when she touches someone, she can see their thoughts. Before her death, her grandmother told Sylvie that she would have to find a teacher before she could use her gift for healing, but after her grandmother's death, she tries to take away some of her mother's grief and ends up making a terrible mistake. Sylvie leaves her village in search of a teacher -- but how will she find someone she can trust, in a world where many might label her a witch?

This is a pleasant enough story, aimed more toward a tween or middle-grade audience than Werlin's other books. I found the writing a bit stiff and stilted, and I'm not sure whether that has to do with writing for a younger audience, or if she was trying to evoke something about the historical setting, but it's not what I expected from Werlin. I'd recommend it to readers who really love books set in the middle ages, like The Midwife's Apprentice and The Inquisitor's Tale.
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foggidawn | 2 andra recensioner | Sep 20, 2023 |
Loved by myself and my students.

FROM AMAZON: Inspired by the classic folk ballad “Scarborough Fair,” this is a wonderfully riveting novel of suspense, romance, and fantasy. Lucy is seventeen when she discovers that she is the latest recipient of a generations-old family curse that requires her to complete three seemingly impossible tasks or risk falling into madness and passing the curse on to the next generation. Unlike her ancestors, though, Lucy has family, friends, and other modern resources to help her out. But will it be enough to conquer this age-old evil?

FROM PUBLISHERS: When seventeen-year-old Lucy discovers her family is under an ancient curse by an evil Elfin Knight, she realizes that to break the curse she must perform three impossible tasks before her daughter is born in order to save them both.
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Gmomaj | 123 andra recensioner | Sep 10, 2023 |
Do yourself a favor and DON'T read the synopsis.

4.5 Stars. So interesting and twisty-- took a while for me to get used to Saralinda's voice in her chapters, but once I did, I was HOOKED. I'm adding it to my YA Mystery recommendation list.


When I first started this book I wasn't sure-- I mean, it's over 400 pages and getting used to the voice the characters narrate in didn't come natural. BUT-- I flew through this book. Once I got used to the way Saralinda thinks inside her head, it was smooth sailing.

So, Saralinda-- she's our main character. The one you root for. But the girl doesn't like commas. Her sentences just run and run and run, and sometimes it was hard for me to figure out what the heck she was getting at. She definitely blabbers-- a lot. It took some getting used to, but once I did, I was fine, and she grew on me.

Next we have Caleb. He narrates the other half of the book and does it in second person, so it also takes getting used to because of the change. Caleb was interesting because he didn't trust himself, therefor, I didn't trust him-- and you have to have untrustworthy people in a mystery!!

I think the reason I clicked with this book so much was that I didn't read the synopsis very closely, so I didn't know where the story was headed. I don't know why they decided to tell the first big twist in the summary, and I think had I known that twist, I wouldn't have been so intrigued. You see, the first big twist was what made this book interesting. And not knowing it was coming was what hooked me.

There is a little bit of a drop-off in the middle of the book-- but then it picks right back up-- and there is a little bit of teenage romance that I didn't think was necessary (I mean, do we need everyone to have a romantic interest??), but I still super recommend this book to mystery-lovers out there, because the mystery was twisty and fun to unravel!!

OVERALL: After I got used to the narration, I was INTO this book. I'm a slow reader and I finished this FAST. I totally recommend it-- but don't read the Goodreads or jacket summary (it's sort of spoilery). Just know it's about 5 kids who are being targeted for an unknown reason.

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Michelle_PPDB | 7 andra recensioner | Mar 18, 2023 |

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Verk
20
Även av
5
Medlemmar
5,366
Popularitet
#4,642
Betyg
½ 3.8
Recensioner
357
ISBN
150
Språk
6
Favoritmärkt
13

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