Author: paperrdolls

Sandy’s Video Review: Anna and the French Kiss

Sandy’s Video Review: Anna and the French Kiss

Here at Novel Novice we absolutely loved Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins. Several of our staffers ranked it among the Best of 2010, including Sara, Steph and Tiffany. If you haven’t had the chance to read it yet, if it simply slipped your mind or got lost in the back-to-school shuffle, check […]

Posted March 7, 2011 by paperrdolls in Videos / 2 Comments
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Prom and Prejudice by Elizabeth Eulberg: Steph’s review

Prom and Prejudice by Elizabeth Eulberg: Steph’s review

Synopsis: After winter break, the girls at the very prestigious Longbourn Academy become obsessed with the prom. Lizzie Bennet, who attends Longbourn on a scholarship, isn’t interested in designer dresses and expensive shoes, but her best friend, Jane, might be — especially now that Charles Bingley is back from a semester in London. Lizzie is happy about […]

Posted February 3, 2011 by paperrdolls in Book of the Month / 2 Comments
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Father of Lies by Ann Turner

Father of Lies by Ann Turner

Synopsis: Truth or Lies? Lidda knew, with a clarity that was like a candle in a dark room, that all had changed; something was loosed in the village—Devil or not—and they would pay for it, every last man, woman, and child. Fourteen-year-old Lidda has always known she was different. She longs to escape Salem Village […]

Posted January 26, 2011 by paperrdolls in Book Review / 0 Comments
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Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler

Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler

Synopsis: According to Anna’s best friend, Frankie, twenty days in Zanzibar Bay is the perfect opportunity to have a summer fling, and if they meet one boy every day, there’s a pretty good chance Anna will find her first summer romance. Anna lightheartedly agrees to the game, but there’s something she hasn’t told Frankie–she’s already […]

Posted January 12, 2011 by paperrdolls in Book Review / 7 Comments
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Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen

Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen

Synopsis: In the anything-goes era of the roaring twenties, all the world belongs to bright young things. They’re flappers and socialites—carefree girls seeking thrills and chasing dreams—and Letty Larkspur, Cordelia Grey, and Astrid Donal shine brighter than all the rest. On a hot summer night in 1929, Letty and Cordelia escape their small Midwestern town […]

Posted January 2, 2011 by paperrdolls in Book Review / 0 Comments
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The Lying Game by Sara Shepard

The Lying Game by Sara Shepard

Synopsis: I had a life anyone would kill for. Then someone did. The worst part of being dead is that there’s nothing left to live for. No more kisses. No more secrets. No more gossip. It’s enough to kill a girl all over again. But I’m about to get something no one else does—an encore […]

Posted December 7, 2010 by paperrdolls in Book Review / 6 Comments
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Prisoners in the Palace by Michaela MacColl

Prisoners in the Palace by Michaela MacColl

Prisoners in the Palace: How Princess Victoria became Queen with the Help of Her Maid, a Reporter, and a Scoundrel A Novel of Intrigue and Romance Michaela MacColl has blown me away. Once I started reading this book I didn’t want to put it down. Typically I’m not a big fan of historical fiction, but […]

Posted November 15, 2010 by paperrdolls in Book Review / 5 Comments
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Jane by April Lindner

Jane by April Lindner

Earlier this week, we discussed the latest film adaptation of the classic novel, Jane Eyre. But Jane has been making some other appearances as of late, including in the new YA book Jane by April Lindner. Official Synopsis: Forced to drop out of an esteemed East Coast college after the sudden death of her parents, […]

Posted November 15, 2010 by paperrdolls in Book Review / 5 Comments
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Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly: Steph’s review

Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly: Steph’s review

Synopsis: Two girls, two centuries apart. One never knowing the other. But when Andi finds Alexandrine’s diary, she recognizes something in her words and is moved to the point of obsession. There’s comfort and distraction for Andi in the journal’s antique pages—until, on a midnight journey through the catacombs of Paris, Alexandrine’s words transcend paper […]

Posted November 12, 2010 by paperrdolls in Featured Book / 2 Comments
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