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Jennifer Bradbury

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Obras por Jennifer Bradbury

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Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
20th century
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
USA
Locais de residência
Burlington, Washington, USA
India
Educação
Western Kentucky University

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A YA mystery/romance with regency vibes, spies, Napoleon, and mummies. I mean, what more could you possibly want? It’s light on the romance and there’s virtually no teen angst, and the plot is unique and fun. Definitely recommended.
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electrascaife | Sep 15, 2023 |
Part historical fiction, part broken/ rebuilding romance, and part thriller, this is a great read about a girl whose father has a mental illness that has stressed and frustrated her most of her life. When he disappears instead of going to work the one job he's performed every summer, she begins to worry. The only person she can trust to help her figure out what's going on thanks to a mysterious display of maps and post-it noted on the wall at her father's home, is the guy who dumped her the year before.
It turns out Dad has gone to climb a peak, allegedly the only one a famous hiker/climber never summited in their part of the country. If Cara is going to find her father, she needs Nat's help. Their detective work is blended with entries from a diary beginning just before World War Two that gradually reveal part of the mystery that has her father trying to summit the peak. The author's knowledge of technical climbing, the gradual revelations about what happened many years ago, and the way Cara and Nat slowly open back up to each other are combined to create a real page turner that subtly opens readers' eyes to how devastating the internment of Japanese Americans was during the war. Terrific read all the way around.
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sennebec | Jun 20, 2023 |
I was really interested in this book because of the strange mystery at the center of the plot. It turned out to be a really good book all around - instead of idealizing a coming-of-age journey for two childhood friends, this book captured all the conflict and intensity of the weird transition from high school to almost adulthood. I was really impressed by how real the characters and situations seemed, and completely captivated by the mystery.
 
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kamlibrarian | 28 outras críticas | Dec 23, 2022 |
Good commentary on the status quo of that era. Nothing new, but at least there's no overplayed romance...
Relies too much on Jane Austen to draw people in though.
 
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OutOfTheBestBooks | 43 outras críticas | Sep 24, 2021 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
10
Membros
999
Popularidade
#25,804
Avaliação
3.8
Críticas
79
ISBN
36
Marcado como favorito
1

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