There are problems with Stone's dialogue — at times, it's too fabricated — and, by the end, the story doesn't build to much. But along the way, the characters who stock the novel are richly drawn...
Seuss explores the same philosophical message in his own inimitably wise and witty style.
For policymakers, parents and anyone concerned about the dismantling of one of our democracy’s great institutions.
It's a testament to Foer's writing that his dazzling way with words never trumps the emotions he serves
In a honeyed dialect, the omnipresent narrator directly engages readers, ricocheting between the hilarious human and critter dramas to a riotous finale.
While the vignettes drawn from her two years in a posh psychiatric hospital are witty and often powerful, their concern with surface detail conveys little sense of Kaysen as the suicidal 18-year-old who was admitted.
The rising tension, skillfully executed scenarios, and rich characterizations all contribute to an exciting story bound to capture readers’ imaginations.
...it's the plight of Abdullah and Pari, living apart yet tied together permanently by the tender, brotherly care he took of her as a child, that holds the novel together.
The plot-driven books in the Theorodre Boone series focus on the story more than the characters. Like Nancy Drew, Theodore is somewhat two-dimensional, missing the real depth of a teenager.
A setup like this would be hard to resolve in one book, and Yancey doesn’t try; there’s plenty of room left for a sequel or two. Smart man.
...his shrewd twists and turns are addictive from the get-go, and he stuns with his signature series sign-off, a cliffhanger leaving readers longing for its resolution.
Witty banter, sarcasm, love triangles and flying ponies (compliments of Eleanor) will be found in this story. The writing style may not be out of this world but it's a brilliant holiday read.
Readers that fell in love with Shadow and Bone will be highly satisfied with the continuation of the story and the cliffhanger ending will have you hungry for book three, Ruin and Rising.
Coben has achieved greater suspense in other thrillers, but this ranks among his strangest and most ingenious plots.
Parents and (more likely) grandparents who want to introduce children to their favorite band would do better to play a song or two on whatever device is handy...
This is a novel about connections and about relationships, causal and otherwise. ..It is not surprising that she is changed by the events of her life and their recounting. The real joy is that the reader may be as well.
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The Third Wheel is a very entertaining book, it has a cleverly comic plot.
"Reached" practically groans with its wide-ranging ambition . . . readers will mourn what's lost.
It was funny, good and the best of the series of five Wimpy Kid books by Jeff Kinney.