Search Results: "Andrew Hoffman"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1997

"While Hoffman doesn't capture the full spectrum of his subject's achievements and disasters, he does convincingly picture Samuel Clemens's personality: a character interesting not least for his powerful ambivalence towards his astoundingly successful public alter ego."
This brisk double profile ably traces the career of America's greatest literary celebrity, ark Twain, while drawing a full portrait of his progenitor, Samuel Clemens. Read full book review >

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A BOY, A BIRD, A BOMB, A BOAT
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for The Alex Crow by Andrew Smith

Cover Story: Could Be Better
BFF Charm: Let Me Love You
Swoonworthy Scale:
 0
Talky Talk: Carry These Stories
Bonus Factors:
 Culture Shock, Summer Camp, Weird Science
Relationship Status: Taking the Leap

 

Cover Story: Could Be Better

This cover isn't bad, but I've just been spoiled ...


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MAKING UP HISTORY (BUT MAKING IT FEEL REAL)
by Claiborne Smith

When debut authors talk about their struggles to get published, their stories usually boil down to a dramatic tale of numbers, despite the literary context: X number of writing workshops they attended, X number of years spent working on the debut, X number of rejections from agents or publishers. Andrew Hilleman, whose electric, compelling debut novel, World, Chase Me Down ...


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TIME IS AN ILLUSION
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for 100 Sideways Miles by Andrew Smith

Cover Story: Equine-tastic
BFF Charm: Heck Yes! (And Bonus LOVE)
Swoonworthy Scale:
 5
Talky Talk: Distance Makes the Heart Grow Fonder
Bonus Factors:
 Fake Book, Blended Family, Road Trip
Relationship Status: Infinite Miles

 

Cover Story: Equine-tastic

Good news, everyone: I've finally solved the mystery of the terrible YA ...


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GLORIOUS BASTARDS
by Thea James

I look around, from face to face. We all knew the same thing. We were in this together.

Until the very end.

Sixteen-year-old Tilla is the daughter of Lord Kent, preeminent noble of the Western Province. She is also a bastard—and try as she might to impress her father, there’s no changing the fact that her mother was a lowly ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NIGHTBIRD by Alice Hoffman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2015

"Enchanting. (Magical realism. 9-12)"
There's a monster in Sidwell, Massachusetts, that can only be seen at night or, as Twig reveals, if passersby are near her house. Read full book review >

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TROUBADOUR by Mary Hoffman
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"Serviceable, but it could have been so much more. (Historical fiction. YA)"
Intertwining narratives of the 13th century add up to less than the sum of their parts. Read full book review >

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BRAVO, GRACE! by Mary Hoffman
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2005

"A nice addition to the easily read British series. (Fiction. 8-10)"
The spirited Grace is back with her gang and quite a few changes, in her fourth outing, tackling a host of issues including divorce, moving, her mother's wedding, a new baby, a friend's eating disorder, jealousy and bullying. Read full book review >

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INCANTATION by Alice Hoffman
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

Echoes of the Holocaust reverberate through this 16th-century tale of a young Spanish woman who discovers through love, betrayal and tragedy that her family is secretly Jewish. Read full book review >

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THE FORETELLING by Alice Hoffman
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Should appeal to teens with their own mythic quests. (Fiction. 12+)"
A young warrior questions her destiny and ultimately changes her future and the future of her tribe in this spare, compelling coming-of-age story. Read full book review >

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TIDEWATER BLOOD by William Hoffman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 7, 1998

"Limpid and swift-moving, with a full complement of understated surprises: an exemplary presentation of the innocent man on the run for readers who want more texture than they can find in The Fugitive. (Author tour)"
Murder, injustice, flight, detection—a disappointingly, though expertly, formulaic tale from Hoffman (Follow Me Home, 1994, etc.). Read full book review >

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LANCE OF EARTH AND SKY by Erin Hoffman
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 24, 2012

"Highly entertaining and baffling in equal measure."
Sequel to Sword of Fire and Sea (2011), video-game designer Hoffman's venture into text fantasy. Read full book review >