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
The book’s folksy narrative adds brightness and humor to the story as Appelt explores the swamp’s rich history, varied denizens...while there’s little doubt who will emerge victorious, finding out how events unfurl is well worth the read.
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.
And although The Testing, by Joelle Charbonneau, is certainly not one such novel that will go down in history, it is at least a very entertaining read, filled with suspense, intrigue, and all of the qualities expected in a dystopian thriller.
...a deeply affecting choral work is a testament both to his intimate knowledge of their inner lives, and to his power as an old-fashioned storyteller.
I'd recommend this book to young readers because of the simplicity and exciting storyline, but based on my personal tastes, I wouldn't give this book the highest rating.
The 5th Wave is creepy good, steeped with a smidgen of classic sci-fi storytelling at its best and infused with fresh perspectives about what it really means to be human.
What-will-happen-next reading best approached after picking up the series’ first two entries.
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.
Scheming and action carry readers at a breathless pace to an end that may surprise them and will definitely leave them panting for the series’ conclusion.
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.
Here’s another that’ll make your eyes pop
Fans will continue to enjoy Greg's ongoing efforts to come out on top.
"Reached" practically groans with its wide-ranging ambition . . . readers will mourn what's lost.
The quick pacing and humor yield a very enjoyable read.