Search Results: "Han Han"


BOOK REVIEW

THE MAGIC HORSE OF HAN GAN by Chen Jiang Hong
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 1, 2006

"Shelve this plainly told tale next to such similar tales of artistic transformations as Elizabeth Partridge's Kogi's Mysterious Journey (2003), Margaret Leaf's Eyes of the Dragon (1987) or the various renditions of 'The Boy Who Drew Cats.' (author's note) (Picture book. 7-9)"
Hong illustrates this new, if familiarly premised, legend about a historical Tang Dynasty artist with big, splendidly accomplished paintings, brushed on brown silk in a traditional style. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"A must-read for anyone, especially 20- and 30-somethings, itching to understand China today."
China's bad-boy blogger and auto-racing hero Han Han tells it like it is in the People's Republic, relying on a deep reservoir of wit and wisdom and a wily insistence on justice for all. Read full book review >

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TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE by Jenny Han
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 2, 2014

"Regardless, readers will likely be so swept up in the romance they can read past any flaws. (Fiction. 14-18)"
An ultimately compelling exploration of teenage growth and young love. Read full book review >

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WE'LL ALWAYS HAVE SUMMER by Jenny Han
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 3, 2011

"Han's impressive ear for and pitch-perfect reproduction of the interactions between not-quite-adult older teens make this an appealing conclusion to this trilogy romance among bright middle-class young people. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Can teenage love ever be forever? Read full book review >

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SHUG by Jenny Han
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2006

"Contradictions and complications in friendships, boys, teachers, family—all familiar territory for young teens and all explored with an authentic, appealing sure-handedness. (Fiction. 11-13)"
First-person narrator Annemarie Wilcox (known to her family as Shug because of her mother's devotion to Alice Walker's The Color Purple) is articulate, perceptive and reluctant to embrace the changes occurring in her life. Read full book review >

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WHEN WE WERE SAINTS by Han Nolan
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"That certainly may be the point, but as a narrative strategy, it's more than a little frustrating. (Fiction. YA)"
"Young man, you are a saint!" are Archie's grandfather's dying words. Read full book review >

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FIXER CHAO by Han Ong
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2001

"There's a little of J.P. Donleavy's Ginger Man in Ong's William, but Fixer Chao is nevertheless an original and perversely entertaining creation: a luminous picaresque with a distinctive mixture of farce and savagery."
A complex and troubling portrayal of alienation develops surely from this lively and often very funny first novel by a MacArthur-winning playwright and actor. Read full book review >

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ALWAYS AND FOREVER, LARA JEAN by Jenny Han
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 2, 2017

"An emotionally engaging closer that fumbles in its final moments. (Romance. 14-17)"
Lara Jean prepares for college and a wedding. Read full book review >

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IT’S NOT SUMMER WITHOUT YOU by Jenny Han
FICTION
Released: April 27, 2010

"Flashes of humor, realistic (and often salty) dialogue and growing-up moments both painful and authentic create a convincing and poignant read. (Fiction. YA)"
Isabel (Belly) struggles to regain her equilibrium after the death of her mother's best friend Susannah in this sequel to The Summer I Turned Pretty (2009). Read full book review >

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A SUMMER OF KINGS by Han Nolan
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2006

"The brilliantly portrayed cast of characters illuminates the gut-wrenching history of the time, making tangible the sorrow and hurt that is always personal. (Fiction. YA)"
King Roy is the alleged murderer who comes to live with Esther's eccentric privileged family in their 30-room mansion in the summer of 1963. Read full book review >

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DANCING ON THE EDGE by Han Nolan
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"The shadows of truth, suffering, self-expression, and repression are examined without psychobabble in this sad, funny, and tender story. (Fiction. 12+)"
Charting the near-destruction of a child's soul at the hands of the self-centered, bickering adults around her, Nolan (Send Me Down a Miracle, 1996, etc.) dives into the mind of an emotionally disturbed girl in an intense, exceptionally well-written novel. Read full book review >

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SEND ME DOWN A MIRACLE by Han Nolan
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1996

"Readers will be dizzied by the multiple subplots and roller-coaster highs and lows in this portrait of a small town that is anything but quiet. (Fiction. 11-15)"
An apparent miracle stands tiny Casper, Alabama, on its ear in this busy, hilarious, tragic story from the author of If I Should Die Before I Wake (1994). Read full book review >