Search Results: "Brian Meehl"


BOOK REVIEW

OUT OF PATIENCE by Brian Meehl
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 9, 2006

"Featuring likeably human main characters, a colorful supporting cast, memorably offbeat set pieces and a credible small-town atmosphere, this debut should leave plenty of readers flushed with laughter. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Meehl leads Holes fans into familiar territory with this tale of an everyteen whose intention to leave home ASAP is ultimately modified by events. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOU DON'T KNOW ABOUT ME by Brian Meehl
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 10, 2011

"Still, the work's ambition is admirable, and readers who have grown tired of the supernatural and the dystopic will be thrilled to sink their teeth and their brains into reality. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Home-schooled 16-year-old Jesus freak Billy Allbright leaves his overprotective mom to embark on a geocaching treasure hunt through the western United States. Read full book review >

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Blowback '07 by Brian Meehl
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A vibrant time-travel tale that offers inventive storytelling along with sports, romance, and secrets."
A YA adventure finds a high school football star stuck in the past thanks to a mysterious musical instrument. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SUCK IT UP AND DIE by Brian Meehl
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 14, 2012

"Fans of the first may appreciate the happy ending, but most will wonder why the lily needed gilding. (Comic horror. 12-16)"
The sequel to 2008's Suck It Up fails to match its predecessor's charm. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SUCK IT UP by Brian Meehl
ADVENTURE
Released: May 13, 2008

"Delightful for those who like their romance vaguely paranormal, their adventure romantic and their vampires defanged. (Fantasy/humor. 12 & up)"
Another title in the growing category of such non-traditional vampire novels. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 15, 1995

"Meant as a support mechanism for women who leave the church, the volume also provides an intriguing glimpse into their thoughts."
An interesting and largely rewarding volume that discusses the relationship between women and the Roman Catholic Church. Read full book review >

BLOG POST

I CAME, I DANCED, I WENT VIRAL
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for Deacon Locke Went to Prom by Brian Katcher

Cover Story: Puttin’ On The Ritz
BFF Charm: Let Me Love You
Swoonworthy Scale: 5
Talky Talk: I Came, I Danced, I Went Viral
Bonus Factors: Kick-Ass Gram, Internet Fame
Relationship Status: Drinking Buddy

Cover Story: Puttin’ On The Ritz

This cover is great: it screams “prom,” but ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BATS IN THE BAND by Brian Lies
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"Again with the bats, evoking another call of 'encore!' (Picture book. 4-8)"
Yet more bats tumble from Lies' belfry, this time to ignite a darkened summer theater with the gift of music. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EVERYTHING GOES:  ON LAND by Brian Biggs
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A glory ride for young car, truck, train, bus and trolley devotees. (Informational picture book. 4-6)
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In a visual feast for fans of wheeled vehicles large and small, Biggs presents a series of high-density street scenes done in an amiably rumpled cartoon style. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BATS AT THE BEACH by Brian Lies
ANIMALS
Released: June 19, 2006

"Perfect for sharing with younglings of the wingless sort, when it's time for them to do the same. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Gathering up "our buckets, trowels, / banjoes, blankets, books, and towels," a family of bats flits out to the beach for a moonlit picnic of "yummy treats"—"Beetles, ants, and milkweed bugs, / crickets, moths, and pickled slugs. / Damselflies, or salted 'skeeters— / no room here for picky eaters!" Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HOUDINI BOX by Brian Selznick
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1991

"A historical note is appended. (Fiction/Young Reader. 6-10)"
A fervent admirer of Houdini, ten-year-old Victor tries to emulate his feats, but to no avail: getting out of locked trunks and holding his breath for 5000 seconds are beyond his powers. Read full book review >