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Julie Berry

Autor/a de Lovely War

20 obres 3,816 Membres 206 Ressenyes 4 preferits

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Julie Berry received a B.S. in communication from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an M.F.A. in writing for children and young adults from Vermont College. Her novels include The Amaranth Enchantment, Secondhand Charm, the Splurch Academy for Disruptive Boys series, The Scandalous Sisterhood of mostra'n més Prickwillow Place, and The Passion of Dolssa. All the Truth That's In Me received the 2014 Silver Inky award, the Whitney Award for YA, and the Westchester Fiction Prize. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys

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Obres de Julie Berry

Lovely War (2019) 1,033 exemplars
All the Truth That's in Me (2013) 664 exemplars
The Amaranth Enchantment (2009) 606 exemplars
The Passion of Dolssa (2016) 459 exemplars
Secondhand Charm (2010) 206 exemplars
Wishes and Wellingtons (2018) 154 exemplars
The Emperor's Ostrich (2017) 52 exemplars
Happy Right Now (2019) 52 exemplars
Long Ago, On a Silent Night (2019) 27 exemplars
Cranky Right Now (2021) 19 exemplars
The Night Frolic (2023) 12 exemplars


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I loved this! I enjoy books where most of the characters support and admire one another. The mystery and capers kept my interest, and Jayne Entwistle's narration is as wonderful as ever.
TraSea | Hi ha 36 ressenyes més | Apr 29, 2024 |
How was this historical fiction book not in the running for Goodread's "Best of 2019", or was it there and I somehow missed it?
This was MY favorite 2019 book this year, in fact, it's a favorite of everything I read this year, newly published or not.
The author clearly did her research for this WWI novel that is quite cleverly shared as sort of a story within a story, with Olympic Gods telling their parts, so you get a bit of a foretelling of what you're in for at the beginning of each God's delivery...if Mars is speaking you know your going to hear about the battles. But admittedly it was Aphrodite's portions of boy meets girl that I loved.
And the narration!!! This was a magnificent performance of multiple stellar actors: Jayne Entwistle (think "Flavia de Luce Mysteries" among many other greats), John Lee (think, "Pillars of the Earth" series among many other greats), Allan Corduner (think, "The Book Thief" among many other greats), Dion Graham (think, "Obama: From Promise to Power" among many other greats), Nathaniel Parker (think, "Artemis Fowl" series among many other greats), Steve West (think, "A Richard Jury Novel" series among many other greats), and Fiona Hardingham (think, "Magnificent Devices" series among many other greats) --Like I said, fabulous cast!
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TraSea | Hi ha 32 ressenyes més | Apr 29, 2024 |
This is a lovely love story. Actually, it’s three love stories—a braided narrative or two stories within a larger story—that are beautifully woven together by the perspectives of love and war and music and death. All four voices—Aphrodite (love), Ares (war), Apollo (music), and Hades (death)—construct a narrative to show what love looks like in all its beauty and brokenness.

Hazel and James’s love story is classically composed of love-at-first sight notes, while Colette and Aubrey’s love story is arranged around a bluesy shared grief. Each love song—fragile in its own way—has to work even harder to survive due to the casualties of war and the constant threat of death in this WWI historical time period.

While these narratives are satisfyingly engaging, the larger story—the one playing out amongst the gods—is the most captivating, even though their interactions are behind the scenes. They are surprising (Hades as an immortal with a sensitive side.) and entertaining (Hephaestus’s trial and all the banter and egos) and humorous (Hades showing up to the trial dressed as a Catholic priest.). And, in the end, it’s what Aphrodite ultimately wants her husband to know about love that stuck with me: “‘I needed to show you what love looks like,’ she tells him” (450). And despite the scars it can leave behind, love also ignites a bright kind of hope “in a lonely world like ours” (451).
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lizallenknapp | Hi ha 32 ressenyes més | Apr 20, 2024 |
Lucinda is 15-years old and living and working with her aunt and uncle. She is an orphan and was taken in by them, but her aunt (not the blood relative) hates her and does not treat her well. Her aunt and uncle run a jewelry store where she helps and has two unusual customers in a row. One is a woman who brought in what is obviously an expensive jewel, and the next turns out to be the prince. Lucinda is very charmed by him. When Lucinda’s uncle dies, though, her aunt accuses her of stealing and throws her out. Where to go now?

I really enjoyed this Cinderella-like story, with a few extra things thrown in. It was a very fast read with short chapters. I also loved Dog (a goat!). And Peter (a thief turned friend) was fun, too. Lucinda was very very quick to become best friends with Beryl and to fall for Gregor, but oh, well. It was still fun.
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LibraryCin | Hi ha 35 ressenyes més | Apr 3, 2024 |



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