Search Results: "Alison Blank"


BOOK REVIEW

BLANK by Trina St. Jean
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 1, 2015

"Both an absorbing coming-of-age tale and a medical-suspense drama. (Fiction. 12-18)"
A 15-year-old suffers amnesia after a brain trauma. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: July 10, 2012

"Who knew the biography of a germ could be so fascinating? (acknowledgments, picture credits, index [not seen]) (Nonfiction. 9-14)"
Murphy and Blank chronicle the story of the tuberculosis microorganism, the greatest serial killer of all time. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLANK CONFESSION by Pete Hautman
FICTION
Released: Nov. 16, 2010

"A sure hit with teen readers. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
A stranger rides into town on a battered old BMW motorcycle and with mad ninja skills stands up to the drug-dealing bullies in the high school, then walks into the police station and confesses to murder. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POINT BLANK by Anthony Horowitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"The unabashed fantasy imitates the James Bond movies more closely than the books, but it's all plenty of fun. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Fasten your seat belts for the second installment in Anthony Horowitz's spy-thriller series starring 14-year-old British schoolboy and ace agent from MI6, Alex Rider. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POINT BLANK by Jayson Livingston
Released: Jan. 15, 1990

Humdrum first novel introducing marriage-weary, work-weary Sacramento homicide cop Stu Reddman—here stalking a serial killer specializing in gorgeous, wealthy women, all of them sexually abused after death, and all possessing an identical coded notebook. Read full book review >

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ALISON, WHO WENT AWAY by Vivian Vande Velde
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2001

"The denouement, which comes in a seriocomic run to a funeral parlor the night of the eighth-grade dance, feels a little forced, but the unfolding of Susan's family's anguish is done at just the right pace, with each shard of emotion placed precisely. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Susan—who now wants people to call her Sibyl—is 14 and fiercely angry. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLANK SPACES by Cass Lennox
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 14, 2016

"An unlikely romance between two beautifully written characters will leave readers swooning."
Vaughn Hargrave is a gallery assistant whose world revolves around art. Without the distraction of sex or romance, he's free to focus on work friends and creating a comfortable life for himself. Jonah Sondern is his exact opposite. His life revolves around the gym, the club, and hot, anonymous, sex. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOUBLE BLANK by Yasmina Khadra
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 15, 2005

"Slight as a police procedural, but a fascinating tour of a corrupt and crumbling society."
Droll, jaded Superintendent Llob investigates the murder of a fond acquaintance from his youth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION
Released: May 1, 2006

"Truthfully, all Ehrenhaft really needs to succeed is to infuse the same wry, self-deprecating wit and spontaneity into his plotting that he so thoughtfully invokes in his characters. (Fiction. YA)"
Seventeen-year-old textbook geek Carlton Dunne IV has zero game and funnels his inner teenage male mojo into a comic strip called Signy the Superbad, which chronicles the smashes and crashes of a buxom blonde Scottish crime-fighting vixen. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ALISON RULES by Catherine Clark
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Several cuts above the standard teen-weepie. (Fiction. YA)"
The Alison Rules are never specifically codified as such, but they are all based on one organizing premise: to keep Alison from moving beyond her mother's death from cancer the previous summer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"A rich, sophisticated argument that may leave pious souls a little uneasy."
The well-published MIT cognitive scientist and linguist (How the Mind Works, 1997, etc.) takes on one of philosophy's thorniest problems in this lucid view of what makes humans human. Read full book review >