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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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This Page Intentionally Left Blank  by Raymond L Jones
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 12, 2013

"Respectful while maintaining an ebullient, sometimes-facetious tone, even in a war zone."
Jones' debut is a lighthearted autobiographical account of his time in the Army and endless dealings with those less bright or couth; as he affectionately dubs them, knuckleheads. Read full book review >