Search Results: "Chad Thomas"


BOOK REVIEW

TRICKY COYOTE TALES by Chris Schweizer
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Folktale purists will be driven looney tunes, but so what if the tone isn't completely authentic—who doesn't like to see a coyote fall off a cliff? (Graphic novel. 7-10)"
Not every folktale collection includes the words "BONK BONK BONK," but they fit perfectly here. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BOOK OF WILDLY SPECTACULAR SPORTS SCIENCE by Sean Connolly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 29, 2016

"Worth the purchase just to learn the most effective angle to skip a stone across a water surface. (Nonfiction. 9-14)"
Hands-on demonstrations and explanations show how scientific principles apply in the wide world of sports. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MFA VS NYC by Chad Harbach
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"Essential insights, masterfully assembled, on the precarious state of American publishing."
A cast of literary professionals offers an entertaining bounty of experience, opinions and advice. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 20, 2008

"A faith-affirming story of surviving a devastating loss."
Inspirational true story of love, marriage and untimely death, created as a memorial to the author's beloved wife and as a testament of faith for his young daughter, to whom this tragic history is dedicated. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEPARTURE LOUNGE by Chad Taylor
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2006

"Not particularly memorable."
The case of a missing girl ripples through her former friends' lives decades after her disappearance in Taylor's (Shirker, 2000, etc.) well-crafted but oddly hollow novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW TO TEACH RELATIVITY TO YOUR DOG by Chad Orzel
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2012

"Those willing to skim the cute teacher-dog exchanges will find themselves in the hands of a skilled educator."
Another quirky science primer from the author of How to Teach Physics to Your Dog (2009). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 2, 2015

"Though somewhat academic and consistently grim, Broughton's book provides ample documentation of a central truth of late-American history—namely, that capital has no country."
You can't make an omelet without breaking eggs. As this sociological study shows, that, at least, is what they tell the eggs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SECRET SALVATION by Chad Josey
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A captivating, high-stakes sci-fi adventure that suffers from too much background material."
A debut novel tells the story of a doctor recruited to survive a world-ending event. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ART OF FIELDING by Chad Harbach
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 7, 2011

"A promising debut—and one guaranteed to draw attention, for it commanded an unusually big advance and will likely be pushed accordingly. Stay tuned."
An amiable, Middle American, baseball-centric coming-of-age tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RHYMES WITH DOUG by Chad J. Thompson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A cache of better rhyming pattern books is available. (Picture book. 4-6)"
An anonymous gift of a rhyming parrot sets off a precarious adventure for a young boy. Read full book review >

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EVERY TIME I SPEAK, I WANT THE TRUTH TO COME OUT
by Mandy Wan

BOOK REPORT for The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Cover Story: Statementastic
BFF Charm: Platinum Edition
Swoonworthy Scale:
 6
Talky Talk: A Star(r) Is Born
Bonus Factors:
 Political Activism, Awesome Family, Community
Relationship Status: Head Over Heels

Cover Story: Statementastic

Simple and perfect. Although I'll give it the benefit of the doubt that Starr is, indeed, in ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1998

"An exemplary piece of reporting and writing, transcending sports to give us a somber view of America's crumbling cities."
This first book by a pair of veterans of Sports Illustrated is a highly intelligent look at the colorful world of playground hoops and, with it, the ghettos that support the game. Read full book review >