Search Results: "Ange Zhang"


BOOK REVIEW

GRANDFATHER COUNTS by Andrea Cheng
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Lushly colored artwork from Zhang is both elegant and captures the moods of tentativeness, surprise, and satisfaction. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Cheng's story of a Chinese-speaking grandfather who comes to live with his daughter's English-speaking family ably communicates the difficulties of the language barrier, and the unanticipated joys that come from working your way through that barrier. Read full book review >

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WINTER RESCUE by W.D. Valgardson
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Newcomer Zhang's pencil illustrationscolorful, but brittlesuit the book exactly. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Thor's grandfather takes him ice fishing on Lake Winnipeg. Read full book review >

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Intended Evolution by Dongxun Zhang
NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 2015

"A theoretically inventive account of evolution that lacks a detailed, well-researched argument."
A radical reconsideration of evolution that emphasizes human intentionality. Read full book review >

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WHAT'S LEFT OF ME by Kat Zhang
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"A thought-provoking first installment in a series that unflinchingly takes on ethically challenging topics. (Dystopia. 13 & up)"
An unsettling dystopian adventure of two souls trapped in a single body. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 14, 2008

"A notable historical document and a vivid, affecting portrait of a young woman's resolve."
Composed in beautiful English, this remarkable memoir by a former Chinese factory worker delineates her efforts to buck the strictures of socialism and broaden her life's experience. Read full book review >

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LOTUS by Lijia Zhang
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A Book of Little Depth May Still Find Some Readers."
A Chinese girl working in a Shenzhen brothel to support her family back home looks for a way out. Read full book review >

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FALLING INTO PLACE by Amy Zhang
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Superior scaffolding, didactic execution. (Fiction. 13-16)"
A teen tries to commit suicide by crashing her car in this debut from an adolescent author. Read full book review >

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ECHOES OF US by Kat Zhang
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"Though some fans of the characters may be satisfied, this finale doesn't fulfill the promise of the series' highly original premise. (Dystopian adventure. 13-17)"
The struggle for hybrid rights goes very public in the conclusion to Zhang's dystopian trilogy. Read full book review >

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ONCE WE WERE by Kat Zhang
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"Newbies won't find this novel stands alone, but fans will have plenty of reasons to be impatient for the third book in the series. (Dystopian adventure. 13 & up)"
In the sequel to What's Left of Me (2012), Eva and Addie must decide whether the government's latest anti-hybrid initiative justifies an act of terrorism as a response. Read full book review >

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THIS IS WHERE THE WORLD ENDS by Amy Zhang
Released: March 22, 2016

"Readers will be left to decide for themselves whether this is a tragic love story or a psychological thriller; regardless, this is most definitely a novel that will have fans talking. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A twisty, stylized examination of a catastrophic relationship. Read full book review >

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AS LONG AS NOTHING HAPPENS, NOTHING WILL by Zhang Jie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1991

"A timely contribution."
A relentlessly critical and often scathing collection from prize-winning writer Zhang Jie (Heavy Wings, 1989): stories that are as much an indictment of life in post-Cultural Revolution China as any work of reportage. Read full book review >

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SOUR HEART by Jenny Zhang
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Graphic, uncomfortable situations sometimes substitute for complicated prose. Though bursting with possibility, these linked stories don't quite mature."
A frank depiction of poverty and budding sexuality told through interconnected stories narrated by the daughters of Chinese immigrants. Read full book review >