Search Results: "Barry Hoffman"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 15, 2011

"Hoffman has brought to life a huge world worth exploring for young girls in search of exciting stories about female empowerment."
Having saved her people from enslavement, Dara must now save the world from the forces of Chaos in the concluding chapter of the Shamra Chronicles. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 15, 2011

"A promising beginning, but readers will have to wait for the next volume of the Shamra Chronicles to see if that promise is fulfilled."
Dara has always been an outsider among the peaceable Shamra, but when her people are enslaved by the Trocs and their predatory Shriek birds, only she can lead the Resistance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 10, 2010

"Strong messages about female empowerment permeate an inventive fantasy waiting for its conclusion."
In the second volume of the Shamra trilogy, Dara must learn who she is and where her people came from if she plans to confront the Chaos that threatens her people. Read full book review >

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BARRY LYGA
by Megan Labrise

What’s Barry Lyga’s secret to writing books teen readers love?

“I don’t write for teens,” says the New York Times bestselling author of I Hunt Killers. “That’s my secret—I write about teens.

“I’m aware that my books are published as YA,” he continues, “and I love that, and there’s a magic to having teenagers tell you a book ...


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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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THE SMALL HEART OF THINGS by Julian Hoffman
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"A deeply felt book that will lead readers to other books that inspired it."
A sharply observed, occasionally overwritten collection of essays on the interrelationships of man and nature, of soul and place. Read full book review >

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TILL WE HAVE BUILT JERUSALEM by Adina Hoffman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 5, 2016

"Lovers of Jerusalem will feel right at home as Hoffman brings a small bit of its history to life."
Hoffman (My Happiness Bears No Relation to Happiness: A Poet's Life in the Palestinian Century, 2009, etc.) studies three very different architects responsible for the look of Jerusalem.Read full book review >

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SO MUCH PRETTY by Cara Hoffman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 15, 2011

"Hoffman wanders into the cow pasture a little too often, but the intersection of the lives of two smart young women with a shared consciousness turns what could have been a boring tale into something worth reading."
Hoffman's debut novel takes readers to the unsexy world of rural New York and a farming community with more than one secret. Read full book review >