Books by Peter Moore

<i>ENDEAVOUR</i> by Peter Moore
NONFICTION
Released: May 14, 2019

"History at its most exciting and revealing."
A dense but enlightening history of a highly significant 18th-century vessel. Read full book review >
THE WEATHER EXPERIMENT by Peter Moore
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 2, 2015

"Detailed and insightful, this book is as relevant as ever in this era of rapid climate change."
In 1800, no one had a clue about what controlled "the heavens," which made the unlikely science of meteorology one of the most remarkable accomplishments of the 19th century. Read full book review >
V IS FOR VILLAIN by Peter Moore
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 20, 2014

"This is superhero fiction done right. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Being the nonpowered brother of a superhero could turn any good kid bad. Read full book review >
CAUGHT IN THE ACT by Peter Moore
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2005

Newcomer Lydia knows how to get power and how to use it, as Ethan explains in this narrative detailing his gradual submission to her. At first, Ethan's life seems ordinary and full of the usual insecurities of a sophomore more interested in being in a play than living up to intense academic pressure from family and friends. Lydia is a Goth-type, mostly ignored by others, whose accent wavers from British to Southern depending on her need. Since she's a manipulator par excellence, Ethan both witnesses and benefits from her machinations on his behalf. By severing him from any of his usual supportive friends, she slowly creates a situation where Ethan is vulnerable to her demands, at the same time he's intoxicated with her. Glimpses of Lydia's home life provide insight rather than any clear explanation of her personality, but when it comes to a showdown, the deck is definitely stacked in her favor. Physical danger lurks beneath the layers of psychological suspense in a satisfyingly logical, killer conclusion. (Fiction. YA)Read full book review >
BLIND SIGHTED by Peter Moore
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

Smaller than most seventh graders, not cool, not interested and not achieving, Kirk is a junior who writes poetry during class and heads for the library to work at shelving books after school. A major reader, he thinks of himself as an observer, not a participant. Kirk and his mother have settled into a dull routine that allows his mother to work as a waitress and go drinking with her sleazy boyfriend whenever she likes, while Kirk takes care of himself. A pregnant woman at the library offers Kirk her job reading for a blind woman about the same time that Glenn, another lackadaisical student discovers that Kirk's lyrics might go great with his guitar music. These lyrics interspersed as poems reveal Kirk's verbal acuity and insight. Slowly, Kirk becomes drawn into a community of friends and connects with "Parole Girl" in his first foray into a sexual experience, all the time continuing his connection with Callie, who became blind in the same accident that killed her parents. All the typical teen-angst elements are here: drugs, sex, rock n'roll, guidance counselor contracts, and (when Mom takes off for California) the absentee parent. Fortunately, the vividness, wry humor, and believability of the dialogue, plus the emotional roller coaster that Kirk experiences, rescues readers. Things do not go according to plan and the unpredictability turns stock characters into believable people, including surprisingly, both Callie and Mom. Unexpectedly engaging. (Fiction. YA)Read full book review >