Seuss explores the same philosophical message in his own inimitably wise and witty style.
has brought me to my literary knees with the beauty of its writing style. The plot is heartwarming and meaningful in and of itself, but the way Foer portrays his characters and story is what really makes the book a must-read.
Librarians often say that every book is not for every child, but “The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp” is.
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.
Between the ruined world and the mutants, there’s plenty of threats to keep the pages turning. Though genre elements are in place, this page-turner earns an A for freshness.
...Hosseini is generous with his descriptive flair, giving each of his characters, even the least consequential ones, heft that makes them feel three-dimensional.
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.
...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.
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.
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 isn’t Dickens or Montgomery . . . yet. But it is a splendid start for a first novelist who can create characters with many of the qualities of a brave Oliver Twist or an independent Anne Shirley.
Here’s another that’ll make your eyes pop
Preserving the look of the classic board book—even to the trim size and rounded corners—this makeover folds new into old in such inventive ways that it may take more than a few passes to discover all the interactive features.
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.
No one said growing up was easy. In Kinney's hands, it's not only difficult but laugh-out-loud hysterical.
Rebel Heart became too romancey for me, without enough action to justify this.
The surprises all work, and the action builds to a satisfying resolution.