Black Is For Beginnings (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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Prophetic dreams. Near-brushes with death. Killers pursuing her and her friends. Stacey Brown knows that being a hereditary witch isn't all it's cracked up to be.
Stacey's nightmares are back. And all she wants to do is go to Colorado and work things out with ...

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Black Is for Beginnings (Blue Is for Nightmares Series #5)

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Overview

Save 20% off when you pre-order the forthcoming Black is for Beginnings now through 08/15/09.

It's happening again...

Prophetic dreams. Near-brushes with death. Killers pursuing her and her friends. Stacey Brown knows that being a hereditary witch isn't all it's cracked up to be.
Stacey's nightmares are back. And all she wants to do is go to Colorado and work things out with Jacob. But before Stacey and Jacob can have a future, they must face their pasts—and the secrets they've kept from each other.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780606144438
  • Publisher: Sanval, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/1/2009
  • Series: Blue Is for Nightmares Series , #5
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Edition description: THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Laurie Faria Stolarz (Massachusetts) has a great interest in teen culture, and admires young adults for their passion, energy, and creativity. Blue is for Nightmares is the product of her desire to write a novel that would have appealed to herself at that age, namely one that has a blending of suspense, romance, and the art of keeping secrets.

Stolarz has an MFA in Creative Writing with a concentration in Young Adult Literature from Emerson College in Boston. She currently teaches writing and is a member of the SCBWI as well as several professional writing groups.

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  • Posted August 28, 2009

    Wow...

    Ok, honestly, when I heard Black is for Beginnings was going to be a graphic novel I wanted to cry. The first books were some of the best I read in a long time and they were writted amazingly. The only reason I even bothered with BIFB is because i wanted to see what happened next with Stacey and Jacob. I really wish she made this a regular novel. This was short and kind of stupid. I'm in love with the series, and i'm just beyond disapointed that this had to be a graphic novel. The emotion, and drama didn't convert to the graphic novel what so ever. All in all, this book just SUCKS.

    14 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 11, 2009

    Very disappointed

    I was wary of buying a graphic novel. I thought it was just a bad idea for this series in the first place, but figured I might as well give it a try... well I bought it about an hour ago and I'm already done reading it. The book doesn't really tell you much except you get to know a little more about Jacob. Is this going to be a continuing series of graphic novels or was this just to satisfy fans who wanted more BIFN? This was pure crap... the artwork was lovely, but I feel like there are too many underlying things in the books you can't put into a graphic novel and felt like they began to tell the story at the very end of this book. The last page reads "The End" so if it is the end of the BIFN series, I would have rather have had a cliffhanger from Red is for Remembrance than this. I would advise not to buy it, it was a waste of my $10 and my time. It recaps everything in the last 4 books... ANNOYING! I wish Laurie would write in regular form if she is going to continue the series... I loved the series and felt like I was in the book, but this made me feel stupid for reading it. Maybe if it were longer but 160 pages is not long when there is so little text. UGH! I'm just really upset about this. I feel like I don't have my friends :Amber, Drea, Stacey, and PJ just a bunch of imposters. They had no character, and were really flat... hope this helps!

    11 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 15, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    Black is for beginnings

    I loved this series and was very excited when I heard there was going to be a fifth but then I saw that it was a graphic novel and I was dissapointed. I loved the first four books and this one was good too but not as good. I just got it today and I've already finished it. This book is a very quick read but has a good outcome. I loved this series all together.

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 13, 2009

    Laurie Faria Stolarz is undoubtedly a talented & amazing writer...

    but i was really disappointed that it wasn't a regular book like the rest of the series. nonetheless, i was happy with it. the whole thing. but please Laurie, if you're reading this...make the next one in fully worded format. PLEASE. :) oh & release it soon. i'm in love with this series & i pretty much cannot wait.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 1, 2009

    LOVE THIS

    I read this in one sitting, but then I went back and read it again for the graphics and putting everything together. I love this. I love seeing my favorite characters of all time. And, how amazing was that last scene. I'm still high on this book!!!

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 1, 2009

    Black is for Beginnings

    I am so dissapointed! I have been counting down the days until this book came out. I was so excited to read about the characters and find out their big secrets. Laurie Stolarz is my favorite author, but this was a terrible idea to make it into a graphic novel. I hope she writes in regular format just like she did for books blue-red. I wouldn't buy it becuase it is just a waist of your money. The stories are phenomenal, I still can't believe Laurie Stolarz did this. It is very dissapointing.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2009

    Just finished this

    This was amazing. I never thought I'd like graphic novels and manga stuff, but this was so fun to read, especially if you like the series. I loved seeing the freaky basement scene in White. I highly recommend this to fans of the series. Great last scene. I hope she does another.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2009

    ITS A COMIC BOOK!!!!!!!!! }=( }=( }=(

    okay read this review if you thought About getting this book for yourself becuase you really liked the series she writes like i do!!
    okay if you thought this was an actuall book your wrong. its a comic book. i was very dissapointed to find out that it was a comic book. when i went to the book store i asked the lady where i could find it, she showed me, i looked through it, and i said im not getting this!!!!! i hAd thought it was a good full worded book..
    laurie stolarz did a bad thing by doing this!!!

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    Black is for Beginnings

    All I can say is I can't believe this is a graphic novel! I'm sorry but her writing BOOKS is better than a graphic novel!! And in my opinion no book could ever beat White is for Magic.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    black is for beginnings(the ratings i did was for the first four books)

    i LOVE the series and i was really excited when i found out that there was goin be another book. but then when i found out that it was gonna be a graphic novel my heart just sunk. i think that the idea of graphic novels is stupid! picture books are for kids and layouts in books like this are meant for comics. books r novels. and thats what being a good writter is about. to have such a wonderful book that it creates a movie in the person reading its head with out having it to be drawn out in front of them. i just really hope that she didnt ruin the series by doing this....cuz i dont think that this book can and will live up to the standrads for the four before it.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2013

    Why???

    i bought the book on my NOOK and i can't read it. it's sad. i was expecting something great but i can't read the stupid thing.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2012

    THIS IS NOT A BOOK

    SO FURIOUS

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2012

    WTF

    I didnt kno tht it was graphic novel when i boughit.... i hate graphic novels......waste of money

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 22, 2011

    I really should have read the coments before i bought the book words are so small you cant even read the book!!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 21, 2011

    Angry

    Why would they make this in to a comic book and not a regular book??? That got me mad and on my nook i cant even read it!!! Grrr. But the other four were AMAZING!!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 2, 2010

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    Good Endng

    This was a good ending to the Blue Is for Nightmare series. I was a tad disappointed to see that it wasn't an actual book, but i still enjoyed it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2009

    UGGH!

    I read the book in like 30 minutes or less. And IT WAS DISAPPOINTING! The first four books were way better and had an intense mood to it. However, this book totally sucked and i HIGHLY SUGGEST YOU DO NOT BUY IT! /= Not to be mean, but seriously it's not worth your money and/or time on reading it. I only bought it because to find out what happened in the series. However, I do highly suggest you read the other books for the Blue Is For Nightmares Series.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2009

    I. CAN'T. WAIT

    If you haven't read the sample pages yet, go now. For anyone skeptical cuz this is a GN, go look at them. This is going to be amazing!!! Plus, more Jacob!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 1, 2009

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    Skeptical...

    I absolutely love this series. I faithfully own and read the books with much love for the characters and plots. When I found out that the next novel would be a graphic novel, I was highly disappointed. I do not enjoy graphic novels, and much prefer your typical written, no pictures, classic novel.
    Still, I will give it a chance. I can only hope that sometime in the near future, Stolarz will come out with BIFB in the classic novel format.
    I do appreciate her giving this way a chance, though. I respect her decision as an author, but I'm not going to lie - I'm quite skeptical.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    Black is for Beginnings

    I know that this book comes out in September, but I just have to say...I'm nervous for this book. I was all excited when I found out there was going to be another in the series! I fell in love with the other four books! Then I found out that this book was to be a graphic novel...that brought me down a lot! I don't like graphic novels at all, pictures in books just drive me nuts! I like to see a picture of what's happening by the detail of the book, my mind creates a movie of what's happening while I'm reading and that's so much better than any picture a person could draw out to show. Then I also found out that this book is going to reveal a huge secret about Stacey's and Jacob's past,so now I absolutely have to read it! Still a little worried about how this whole graphic novel is going to go, but I'm determined to find out what happens. I pray that it's better than other graphic novels I have seen, and it probably will be because it's part of a series that I love. If you haven't read the rest of the series I definately recommend them! They are amazing!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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