Search Results: "Alex Flinn"


BOOK REVIEW

Alex by Adam J. Nicolai
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 21, 2011

"More curious than spooky, but featuring a riveting protagonist haunted by his own guilt."
A tormented father must decide whether he's seeing the ghost of his dead son or visions brought on by psychosis in this thriller. Read full book review >

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MIRRORED by Alex Flinn
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Flinn's fans should enjoy this latest entry, though lovers of serious fantasy may want to look elsewhere for a grimmer and subtler retelling. (Fantasy. 12-18)"
A witch, a girl, and a "dwarf" propel this modern retelling of "Snow White." Read full book review >

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BEWITCHING by Alex Flinn
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"Clever and enjoyable. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
This entertaining twist on "Cinderella" centers on a centuries-old witch who sometimes helps her friends. Read full book review >

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ALEX by Jeff Stimpson
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2004

"Breath-catchingly evocative of life's elemental grace and messy dignity. (10 pp. photos)"
Journalist Stimpson debuts with a searing chronicle of life after the birth of his premature son. Read full book review >

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CLOAKED by Alex Flinn
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 25, 2011

"The original tales are explicated briefly at the end. (Fractured fairy tales. 10 & up)"
A warmhearted, goofy and occasionally quite silly tale—tales, really— featuring 17-year-old Johnny, a poor but honest shoemaker in a luxury hotel on Miami's South Beach who dreams of designer glory and keeping the electricity on. Read full book review >

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BEASTLY by Alex Flinn
FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"When Lindy, Kyle's Beauty, moves in, much of the interesting adaptive play recedes, but teens will still race to see if the beast gets his kiss, lifts the curse and lives happily ever after. (Fiction. YA)"
Cavalier and cruel, Kyle Kingsbury rules as prince of an upper-crust school until he angers the wrong Goth girl, who casts a spell that makes him look as ugly as his inner self. Read full book review >

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DIVA by Alex Flinn
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Realistic and thoughtful. (Fiction. YA)"
Determined to become an opera diva, 16-year-old Caitlin McCourt transfers to Miami High School of the Arts (MHSA), where at first fitting in with her talented new classmates is difficult. Read full book review >

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ALEX by Pierre Lemaitre
Kirkus Star
by Pierre Lemaitre, translated by Frank Wynne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"An eloquent thriller with a denouement that raises eyebrows as it speeds the pulse."
In this unpredictable, oddly delectable French thriller, an attractive young Parisian woman is abducted, chained in a crate and brutalized by an avenger—a crime that doesn't begin to hint at the gruesome killings to follow. Read full book review >

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ALEX by Dodie Kazanjian
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 4, 1993

"Intriguing, persuasive account of a mercurial personality and the American fashion journalism he helped shape. (One hundred b&w photographs promise, judging from the eight seen, to add both gloss and substance.)"
Backstage view of the various lives of the legendary Liberman- -artist, photographer, and powerful editorial director of the CondÇ Nast magazines—by journalist Kazanjian and New Yorker staff writer Tomkins (Post-to-Neo, 1988, etc.). Read full book review >

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NOTHING TO LOSE by Alex Flinn
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2004

"As she did in Breathing Underwater (2001), Flinn does a masterful job of exploring domestic violence, conveying that it's prevalent among all economic classes and destructive wherever it takes hold. (Fiction. YA)"
The helplessness and anger of a teenager who knows that his father is beating his mother infuse this arresting tale set in contemporary Miami. Read full book review >

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BEHELD by Alex Flinn
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"These fizzily undemanding romantic spins on familiar tales go down easy. (Paranormal romance. 12-18)"
Following Mirrored (2015), Towering (2013), and more, Flinn continues her retellings of folk and fairy tales, this time featuring "Little Red Riding Hood," "Rumpelstiltskin," "East of the Sun and West of the Moon," and "The Ugly Duckling." Read full book review >

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TOWERING by Alex Flinn
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 14, 2013

"Readers may pick it up for the reimagined fairy tale, but they'll remember it for Rachel. (Fantasy. 12-18)"
A contemporary retelling of "Rapunzel" overcomes a somewhat connect-the-dots feel with its gentle, spirited heroine. Read full book review >