Search Results: "Bjorn Rune Lie"


BOOK REVIEW

THE WOLF'S WHISTLE by Bjorn Rune Lie
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 8, 2012

"Makes The True Story of the Three Little Pigs (1989) look positively wholesome in comparison. (Picture book. 14 & up)"
In this "origins" tale, a slug of liquid courage prompts nerdy Albert the wolf to seek justice as a costumed superhero against the three porcine Honeyroast brothers and their gangster dad Al Prosciutto. Read full book review >

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FRIENDS FOREVER by Roald Kaldestad
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2016

"Eloquent, poignant, this is for sensitive young readers who are missing old friends but ready to admit new ones. (Picture book. 6-9)"
A boy misses his best friend whenever it rains. And there have been 269 days of rain since she moved away a year ago. Read full book review >

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LIE by Caroline Bock
FICTION
Released: Aug. 11, 2011

"Realistic and devastatingly insightful, this novel can serve as a springboard to classroom and family discussions. Unusual and important. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
This effective, character-driven, episodic story examines the consequences of a hate crime on the teens involved in it. Read full book review >

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THE HEALER'S RUNE by Lauricia Matuska
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 2, 2017

"Impressive storytelling and assured characterization; sows seeds for books to follow."
A woman has the chance to help free humans from an elfin race that has tyrannized them for centuries in Matuska's debut and start of a proposed fantasy series. Read full book review >

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BOYS LIE by John Neufeld
Released: April 1, 1999

"The story may be issue-heavy, but everyone displays conflicting emotions, and both good judgment and bad. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Despite an obvious agenda, this probing study of an eighth grader's battle with terror and frustration will hit readers close to home. Read full book review >

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DARK LIE by Nancy Springer
Released: Nov. 6, 2012

"A compulsive page turner that will have readers cheering on the decidedly unglamorous heroine, this thriller gets points for making the suburban mom-type the one who saves the day."
A woman's deepest secret threatens her life—and that of the daughter she barely knows. Read full book review >

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BAD LIE by John R. Corrigan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 31, 2005

"Corrigan describes each hole in stupefying detail, leaving little room for his humdrum mystery to unfold."
PGA golfer Jack Austin (Snap Hook, 2004) risks it all to help his former caddie discover the truth about his father's murder. Read full book review >

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ZACH’S LIE by Roland Smith
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2001

"An intriguing idea, well-written, with many heart-stopping moments, this should appeal to a wide variety of readers. (Fiction. 12-14)"
The life Jack Osborne knew has just ended. Read full book review >

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TOBY'S LIE by Daniel Vilmure
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1995

"But the elements of his plot just don't add up."
Gay high-school senior Toby Sligh, a believable, often amusing character, flounders about in an unconvincing story. Read full book review >

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THE LIE by Laura Sonnenmark
FICTION
Released: May 1, 1992

Single-minded Norrie's entire world revolves around shutterbug Mark: During the school year, she took up photography and the yearbook to be near him; this summer, she's his partner snapping pictures of tourists on Maryland's beachfront. Read full book review >

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THE LIE by Helen Dunmore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2014

"Dunmore's crystalline prose is almost too good; the pain she describes is often unbearable to read, yet the emotional power resonates, and Daniel is impossible to forget."
Orange Prize winner (A Spell of Winter, 2001) Dunmore, whose prolific output ranges from grim realism (The Siege, 2002) to spellbinding fantasy (The Greatcoat, 2012), offers the heartbreaking internal struggle of a young soldier adjusting to life at home after World War I. Read full book review >