Search Results: "Beth Lo"


BOOK REVIEW

MAHJONG ALL DAY LONG by Ginnie Lo
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2005

"Not much of a plot here and mahjong is not really a young children's game, but the alternating red and black pages are visually arresting and the naïve paintings on the plates have plenty of action for kids to pore over. (author's note, bibliography) (Picture book. 5-8)"
Using the unusual illustration technique of painted ceramic plates, Beth Lo provides a visual subtext to accompany her sister's story of a Chinese-American family and their addiction to the game of mahjong. Read full book review >

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AUNTIE YANG'S GREAT SOYBEAN PICNIC by Ginnie Lo
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"The pleasure of finding unexpected links between a new country and the old suffuses this autobiographical outing. (glossary) (Picture book/memoir. 6-8)"
More warm family memories from the Chinese-American creators of Mahjong All Day Long (2005), with cheery illustrations painted on ceramic plates. Read full book review >

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A LINE IN THE DARK
by Mandy Wan

BOOK REPORT for A Line in the Dark by Malinda Lo

Cover Story: Fingerpaint It Black
BFF Charm: Maybe
Swoonworthy Scale:
 7
Talky Talk: Lo and Behold
Bonus Factors:
 Boarding School, Creating Comics, First-Gen Parents
Relationship Status: Taking a Walk on the Dark Side

Cover Story: Fingerpaint It Black

Wait—are Big Hand covers back in vogue already? Because this is ...


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INHERIT THE EARTH
by Mandy Wan

 

 

BOOK REPORT for Inheritance (Adaptation Book 2) by Malinda Lo

Cover Story: Is There Something Different About You?
BFF Charm: Yay
Swoonworthy Scale:
 5
Talky Talk: Abracadabra
Bonus Factors:
 Aliens, Internet Backlash, Love Triangle
Relationship Status: We Graduated!

Cover Story: Is There Something Different About You?

Yup—yet another big face. But it matches the first book, so ...


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BETH ANN FENNELLY
by Rachel Sugar

Beth Ann Fennelly’s latest collection defies easy categorization. It is not poetry, though it is like poetry, and not essays, though it bears strong similarities, and it is likewise not fiction, though the pieces are as driven as short stories. “Micro-memoirs,” she calls them; flash-autobiography, prose snapshots as compressed as poems. Some a handful of pages, some ...


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OFF TO SUMMER CAMP
by Leila Roy

The summer camp book that I covered earlier this week wasn’t a great fit for me.

It’s also been a couple of years since I’ve put together a list of recent summer camp books.

Looks like it’s time to take a look around and see what other camp books have cropped up over the last few years!

Camp Dork, by ...
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MORE SUMMER SEQUELS YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS
by John DeNardo

It's hard to keep up with the hundreds of new speculative fiction books being released each month, so there's a decent chance that you may have missed the release of a sequel in a series you've already started. Here's another roundup of some worthwhile sequels that recently hit the bookstore shelves. These books easily work as ...


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WHAT I'M WATCHING FOR THIS OCTOBER
by Leila Roy

New month, new books! This month, there are so very many that I want to read that I’m going to list my five MOST EAGERLY ANTICIPATED titles at the top, and then quick notes on Everything Else. (And there is a Quite A Lot of Everything Else.)

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter, by Erika L. Sánchez

I’ve been ...


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AUGUST'S MUST-READ SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY & HORROR BOOKS
by John DeNardo

The final month of Summer reading season is upon us but that doesn't mean there aren't new and awesome stories to be read. Here's a roundup of the speculative fiction books that you should be looking at in August. They include stories about a magic-infused alternate history, witches in the Old West, a journey beyond Earth's ...


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BOOK REVIEW

A LINE IN THE DARK by Malinda Lo
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"Mesmerizing. (Thriller. 13-17)"
Queer romance, friendship rivalries, and ominous secrets twist together in Lo's latest enthralling tale. Read full book review >

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ADAPTATION by Malinda Lo
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Despite the weaker second half, slot this on the shelf between Cory Doctorow's Little Brother and The X-Files. (Science fiction/thriller. 13 & up)"
Crashed planes, government coverups and smart teens unexpectedly mixed up in big things: science fiction for today's cynical readers indeed. Read full book review >

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ASH by Malinda Lo
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Beautiful language magically wrought; beautiful storytelling magically told. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
An unexpected reimagining of the Cinderella tale, exquisite and pristine, unfolding deliberately. Read full book review >