Contemporary stories

FOR THE LOVE OF VENICE

1998 Delacorte (pb 2000)

ISBN 0-385-32531-2

  • New York Public Library Best Books

  • Highlights Free Library of Philadelphia

  • Boxed review BOOKLIST

  • Renaissance Learning recommended list

  • in cassette through National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

BOOKLIST:

... writing is strong and sure... story is nicely laced with romance ...

 

SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL:

... paints Venice with loving detail that is a gift to the senses... Offers a unique slant on contemporary politics and perspectives couched in exotic romance

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NORTH

2004 Greenwillow (pb 2005) (Kindle 2012)

ISBN 0-06-057987-0

  • Parents' Choice Silver Honor Award

  • South Carolina Junior Book Award Nominee

  • in Spanish (2005 Destino. Barcelona. HACIA EL NORTE ISBN 84-08-05765-0)

  • in German (2006 Carl Hanser Verlag NACH NORDEN ISBN 3-446-20645-0)

  • audiocassette with Recorded Books (ISBN 1-4025-9927-7)

  • selections read on Vermont Public Radio in spring, 2005

BOOKLIST:

...Idyllic, yet with an authentic feel... [takes] readers on a journey they won't forget soon.

 

KIRKUS:

... fascinating [journey], organically incorporating a wealth of detail about the Arctic and its human and non-human inhabitants.

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                          SKIN 

2013 Amazon (pb, ebook, CD 2013)

ISBN 97814778

HORN BOOK:

The teen's turmoil over a disease that is literally only skin-deep is poignant, and given respectful treatment by Napoli; readers will empathize with Sep's feelings, fears, and actions.

BOOKLIST:

...Napoli has created a direct, internal, intelligent, not always likable but thoroughly sympathetic hero... Those searching for skin-centered self-acceptance reads would do well to start here...

 

SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL: ...teens will relate to her feelings of betrayal toward her body. Napoli captures the stresses of adolescence in a fresh, believable way. Readers will watch Sept grow from an angry and at times selfish girl into a strong and confident woman... This is truly a novel about personal growth and the power of loving and believing in yourself.