Readers will relish his experiences as Dwight Schrute (who contributes the book’s foreword) in The Office—snagging the part, the show’s debut, the actors and writers, and behind-the-scenes reminiscences.
In this crackling good yarn--a Newbery Honor book--a 13-year-old girl must extricate herself from a perilous position during an 1832 transatlantic voyage.
...I felt Fallen Angels was an accurate representation of war and very realistic. This book is not for everyone. It will appeal to readers who enjoy reading historical war novels and who are not squeamish about language or violence.
The sense of Matis’ external drama, with the safety net of her satellite phone and her rich parents, diminishes as the story goes on. That’s mostly okay, because the drama that gives her memoir its shape is the internal struggle, not the external one.
...she’s always merely a pawn with a good heart. The end finds Caw triumphant, at least temporarily—a tidy setup for a third installment. Here’s hoping the next book offers more nuanced characters and a less calculable plot.
With the help of her friends and family, Dara writes a play about her own life—in which a Cambodian-British girl can be the star. Crawford-White’s charming doodle illustrations along the margins reflects Dara’s inner monologues throughout the book.
The art brilliantly reflects the many twists and turns of plot and emotion, among them the Bolds’ (mostly) staid suburban home life, their sinister neighbor, and other wild animals—fox, hippo, gazelle—possibly living the human life incognito. Wildly original and very funny.
It is this combination of perceptive everyday detail and reflective observation on the universe’s big questions that makes Fire Colour One so captivating.
It is fast-paced and you never want to put this book down; it entices you into reading more and more.
I gave Olsen points for not glossing over the more gritty details of life or crime—unlike Grisham's Theo, the Ryan twins don't live in Pleasantville—but, at the same time, those details don't give Envy a ring of truth.
I fell in love with Gregg's writing in Envy – in Betrayal, I fell even more in love.
Spooky, melancholy, elegiac and ultimately hopeful; a small gem.
An entertaining beginning photo essay that appeals to children’s insatiable curiosity about the natural world.
Despite predictability and second-book syndrome, a generally fast and enjoyable read of interpersonal drama and rescues.
The closing spreads are visually exquisite, with long shadows and touches of pink and deep yellow added to convey colors of a classic summer sunset. A charming beach-day book to share with a young child beginning to show interest in the natural world.
This book was amazing, and it was a nice change since most books are about the supernatural now.
Wein takes us on quite a flight in “Black Dove White Raven.” Her takeoff is perhaps a little bumpy. But once she gets us in the air, we hold our breaths and soar. We delight in the view. And the landing? It’s smooth, almost delicate.
Nothing is held back from the reader in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Superstition and slaves are intermixed with poverty, hunger and adventure.
I personally thought Soulprint was more of meditation on the idea of reincarnation rather than the nitty-gritty of how it worked...I enjoyed Soulprint...For people interested in a different sort of reincarnation book, this one is worth checking out.
There’s plenty of action in this lengthy narrative; its latter half plays like one video game boss-battle after another...Mars needs milk in this tongue-in-cheek, slam-bang bit of YA escapism that’s best for members of the PlayStation-playing generation.