Books by Julie Halpern and Complete Book Reviews

Julie Halpern, Author . Feiwel & Friends $16.95 (193p) ISBN 978-0-312-36795-4
Based on Halpern’s (Toby and the Snowflakes ) experiences, this first novel begins as a run-of-the-mill story about a 16-year-old girl’s short stint in a suburban Chicago psychiatric hospital: think sterile hallways, dysfunctional group...
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Julie Halpern, Author . Feiwel and Friends $16.99 (247p) ISBN 978-0-312-38252-0
Sophomore Jessie Sloan is having a bad year. Her two closest friends are turning punk and boy-crazed; one of them even pursues Jessie's longtime crush. To make matters worse, Jessie's beloved older brother will soon be leaving for college.
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Julie Halpern. Feiwel and Friends, $16.99 (256) ISBN 978-1-250-02565-4
Alex Buckley is reeling from the death of her father and the nearly unforgiveable thing her best friend Becca did the night of his funeral. Then Becca is diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, which forces a reconciliation between the two high school...
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Julie Halpern. Feiwel and Friends, $16.99 (224p) ISBN 978-0-312-64346-1
Halpern delivers a summer road-trip novel with dark undertones, suggestive of a John Hughes film in its humor, pathos, and keen eye for the teenage mindset. Lil, a recent high school graduate who breezed through her senior year, has just heard from...
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Julie Halpern, Author, Matthew Cordell, Illustrator , illus. by Matthew Cordell. Houghton $15 (32p) ISBN 978-0-618-42004-9
Toby's best friend has moved away, leaving him in a funk as bleak as the winter day. But when Toby idly says "Hello" to a snowflake, the snowflake answers back—and as Cordell (The Gorillas of Gill Park ) subtly shifts the winter...
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Julie Halpern. Feiwel and Friends, $17.99 (320p) ISBN 978-1-250-09498-8
Agatha “Aggy” Abrams, 18, has just received her Meant-to-Be (MTB). An MTB is the name of a person’s true love, which magically shows up above his or her heart. Unlike her best friend Lish, Aggy hates the idea of MTBs (“Fuck fate. Screw destiny. I’m...
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