Teen Book Reviews (page 543)

SAINTS OF AUGUSTINE by P.E. Ryan
FICTION
Released: July 1, 2007

"A broody story of platonic friendship lost and found. (Fiction. YA)"
Closeted journalist Sam and stoner basketballer Charlie were best friends since the age of nine, but just months before Charlie's mom died of leukemia, the two parted ways and haven't spoken since. Read full book review >
THEY CAME FROM BELOW by Blake Nelson
FANTASY
Released: July 1, 2007

"Fun, interesting and perfectly pitched to many YA readers. (Science fiction. YA)"
On the hunt for temporary boyfriends, two giddy girls on summer vacation at Cape Cod get involved with aliens from the deep. Read full book review >

M IS FOR MAGIC by Neil Gaiman
FANTASY
Released: July 1, 2007

"The variety and pacing makes every transition a surprise, though it's clear that many of the stories were not written with a child reader in mind: These tales are a definite step up in sophistication from Coraline (2002), and will repay older readers handsomely. (Short stories. YA)"
Ten short stories and one poem, some presented here for the first time, allow one of the modern masters of fantasy to strut his stuff, particularly that of the deliciously creepy variety. Read full book review >
FIGHT GAME by Kate Wild
FICTION
Released: July 1, 2007

"If readers see the action as sport, they will likely appreciate how Freedom vanquishes the evil, but for others, the horrible brutality of the situation will be overwhelming. (Fiction. YA)"
Freedom Smith is a direct descendent of Romany boxer extraordinaire Hercules, yet somehow as a result of anti-Gypsy sentiment and prejudice, he finds himself using his innate fight talent to infiltrate an illegal game. Read full book review >
THE EYES OF VAN GOGH by Cathryn Clinton
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: July 1, 2007

"Unlikely to be popular among teens. (Fiction. YA)"
Hypersensitive, melancholy Jude (as in, "Hey, Jude," her favorite song) is at her ninth new school in 13 years as a result of her mother's wanderlust and bad luck with boyfriends. Read full book review >

FICTION
Released: July 1, 2007

"Despite these flaws, though, this gritty story has great appeal. (Fiction. YA)"
Martha has spent 14 years following her alcoholic mom through one short-term job/house/relationship after another. Read full book review >
TIME OF THE EAGLE by Sherryl Jordan
FANTASY
Released: July 1, 2007

"As Avala would say, 'a high lot beautiful.' (Fantasy. YA)"
A compassionate, heartfelt fantasy fulfills the promise of Secret Sacrament (2001). Read full book review >
NIGHTRISE by Anthony Horowitz
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: July 1, 2007

"Stock up—it should fly off the shelves! (Fiction. YA)"
In this third of the Gatekeepers series, Horowitz ups the ante considerably when he brings the third and fourth of "The Five" into the story. Read full book review >
THE SILENCED by James DeVita
FANTASY
Released: July 1, 2007

"Ripe for discussion. (Fiction. 12+)"
In a world with more than a passing resemblance to Orwell's 1984, a war has ended in the creation of a police state bent on crushing dissent, run by the Protectorate of the Zero Tolerance Party. Read full book review >
SOMEONE LIKE SUMMER by M.E. Kerr
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: July 1, 2007

"A masterful story from a critically acclaimed author. (Fiction. YA)"
From her first sidelong glance down the soccer field, Annabel Brown knows that Esteban Santiago is the boy for her. Read full book review >
SAINTS OF AUGUSTINE by P.E. Ryan
FICTION
Released: July 1, 2007

"A broody story of platonic friendship lost and found. (Fiction. YA)"
Closeted journalist Sam and stoner basketballer Charlie were best friends since the age of nine, but just months before Charlie's mom died of leukemia, the two parted ways and haven't spoken since. Read full book review >
FIGHT GAME by Kate Wild
FICTION
Released: July 1, 2007

"If readers see the action as sport, they will likely appreciate how Freedom vanquishes the evil, but for others, the horrible brutality of the situation will be overwhelming. (Fiction. YA)"
Freedom Smith is a direct descendent of Romany boxer extraordinaire Hercules, yet somehow as a result of anti-Gypsy sentiment and prejudice, he finds himself using his innate fight talent to infiltrate an illegal game. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jennifer Keishin Armstrong
author of SEINFELDIA
August 22, 2016

Jennifer Keishin Armstrong’s new bestseller Seinfeldia is the hilarious behind-the-scenes story of two guys who went out for coffee and dreamed up Seinfeld —the cultural sensation that changed television and bled into the real world. Comedians Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld never thought anyone would watch their silly little sitcom about a New York comedian sitting around talking to his friends. NBC executives didn’t think anyone would watch either, but they bought it anyway, hiding it away in the TV dead zone of summer. But against all odds, viewers began to watch, first a few and then many, until nine years later nearly 40 million Americans were tuning in weekly. In Seinfeldia, TV historian and entertainment writer Armstrong celebrates the creators and fans of this American television phenomenon, bringing readers behind-the-scenes of the show while it was on the air and into the world of devotees for whom it never stopped being relevant, a world where the Soup Nazi still spends his days saying “No soup for you!” “Armstrong’s intimate, breezy history is full of gossipy details, show trivia, and insights into how famous episodes came to be,” our reviewer writes. “Perfect for Seinfeldians and newcomers alike.” View video >