Search Results: "A.M. Jenkins"


BOOK REVIEW

BREAKING BOXES by A.M. Jenkins
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"But Charlie's tale becomes compelling because he is a character to care for, and the novel articulates with appreciable clarity the emotional risks of opening up to others. (Fiction. 12+)"
The protagonist in this engaging novel has an unusual number of problems to contend with. Read full book review >

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REPOSSESSED by A.M. Jenkins
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2007

"Though the replacement of a real boy with a do-gooder, lackadaisical demon makes this effort feel less directly urgent, less real than Beating Heart (2006), Kiriel's own search for meaning and direction from his own realm in this new life packs an intriguingly deep wallop. (Fiction. YA)"
Seventeen-year-old slacker Shaun steps off the curb and is smacked by a cement-mixer truck. Read full book review >

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DAMAGE by A.M. Jenkins
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Seductive, chilling, and ultimately satisfying. (Fiction. YA)"
This highly realistic portrayal of a high school boy nearing suicide draws readers into a personal experience of severe depression. Read full book review >

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NIGHT ROAD by A.M. Jenkins
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: June 1, 2008

"A slow but ultimately satisfying tour through vampire country. (Fiction. YA)"
The "v" word that saturates YA literature these days is anathema to the sun-challenged "hemovores" in Printz Honor-winning author Jenkins' undead road-trip novel. Read full book review >

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BEATING HEART by A.M. Jenkins
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 3, 2006

"A winner. (Fiction. YA)"
Two interwoven stories, one in poetry, one in prose, and two teens, one a modern boy, the other a ghost, interact in this deftly crafted outing. Read full book review >

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OUT OF ORDER by A.M. Jenkins
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Jenkins's insight into Colt's adolescent thinking and into the common problems with which he copes will appeal to many young readers. (Fiction. YA)"
Colt Trammel swaggers through his sophomore year shoving a huge rebellious streak in his teachers' faces. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THREE A.M. by Steven John
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 27, 2012

"A promising, if not entirely satisfying, debut."
A bleak little fable about personal responsibility, set in an apparently post-apocalyptic, nameless American city. Read full book review >

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CILLA LEE-JENKINS by Susan Tan
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 28, 2017

"In the end, this book is too difficult for most of the 7-year-old readers who would like Cilla and features too young a protagonist to interest 10-year-olds ready for books of this length. (Fiction. 7-10)"
An aspiring author grapples with change in her family. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 22, 2010

"As infectious as Mancini's score, and sure to please lovers of classic American cinema."
Behind the scenes of the cinema's gold standard for sparkling romantic comedy. Read full book review >

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MORNINGS WITH JENKINS by Jean Yarger
Released: March 23, 2012

"A lighthearted business fable—à la Beatrix Potter's Peter Rabbit and his misadventures in Mr. McGregor's garden—with solid lessons for leaders seeking to breed success within their organization."
Yarger creates a charming business fable using short stories and tales based on gardening to teach leadership and management principles. Read full book review >

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HAS ANYONE SEEN JESSICA JENKINS? by Liz Kessler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Readers not yet ready for teen thrillers should warm to this unlikely band of new friends who solve this easy-to-read 'scientific' mystery with no adult intervention. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Superhuman powers. The best thing ever—or a total nightmare? Read full book review >