Search Results: "Chris Colfer"


BOOK REVIEW

STRANGER THAN FANFICTION by Chris Colfer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"A standard novel about being true to who you are. (Fiction. 15-17)"
A young, white television star breaks away from Hollywood to go on a cross-country road trip with four of his biggest fans. Read full book review >

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STRUCK BY LIGHTNING by Chris Colfer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 20, 2012

"This sophomoric sophomore effort reads like a rough draft for a screenplay…which it may well be. (Fiction. 15-17)"
High school senior Carson Phillips will get into Northwestern and be the youngest freelance journalist published in all the major outlets, and he's not above blackmail to get there. Read full book review >

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THE CURVY TREE by Chris Colfer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"Pure corn syrup. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A child with ostracism issues finds a timber tutor in this illustrated spinoff from the Land of Stories series. Read full book review >

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The Body of Chris by Chris Cole
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A colorful, faith-based memoir of recovery."
In his debut memoir, Cole recounts his struggles with eating disorders, substance abuse, and mental illness. Read full book review >

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THE LAND OF STORIES by Chris Colfer
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 17, 2012

"Cardboard characters and awkwardly episodic situations result in a poorly manufactured tale. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Celebpub collides with fairy-tale redux in this unsuccessful debut. Read full book review >

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MONOGRAPH BY CHRIS WARE by Chris Ware
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2017

"This collection has a last-word feel to it, offering a delightful summation of a fruitful and very busy last few decades. Fans, of course, will want much more, but this makes a great start."
The noted artist, collector, and visionary offers a personal anthology/memoir, complete with junior high photos and memories of the cul-de-sacs of Omaha. Read full book review >

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THE CHRIS FARLEY SHOW by Tom Farley Jr.
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 6, 2008

"Essential for Farley and SNL fans, and a sterling example of oral biography—well-structured, consistently engaging and simultaneously heartwarming and heartbreaking."
Family, friends and colleagues remember the late Saturday Night Live star. Read full book review >

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COLLIDING WITH CHRIS by Dan Harder
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"A small dog that appears on the copyright page joyfully keeps pace with Chris to the satisfying conclusion in this small but funny episode. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Harder's first book is aimed at bicyclists, including those still soldiering on with training wheels. Read full book review >

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THE RELUCTANT ASSASSIN by Eoin Colfer
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 7, 2013

"A ghoulish thriller: melodramatic and tongue-in-cheek, sometimes both at once. (Science fiction. 11-14)"
Colfer opens a new series that promises to be every bit as brisk and violent as Artemis Fowl—this one featuring travelers using steampunk-style time machines for (usually) evil purposes. Read full book review >

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HALF MOON INVESTIGATIONS by Eoin Colfer
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2006

"A sub-theme of 'information is power' is cleverly embedded in the fast-paced romp, while the ending leaves a trail for future investigations. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Combine Sam Spade's manner, Encyclopedia Brown's curiosity and Columbo's deductive tenacity—that's Fletcher Moon, kid crime-solver. Read full book review >

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THE HANGMAN'S REVOLUTION by Eoin Colfer
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 24, 2014

"A grand yarn told with a wink and kitted out with high stakes and broadly drawn characters for maximum fun. (Science fiction. 11-14)"
Undoing the catastrophically altered present wrought in The Reluctant Assassin (2013) requires further immersion (not just figuratively) in Victorian London's noxious stews for teenage, time-traveling special agent Chevron Savano. Read full book review >

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AIRMAN by Eoin Colfer
ADVENTURE
Released: Jan. 2, 2008

"Laced with explosions and sudden violence, well-stocked with ugly customers and replete with cliffhangers, this high-flying page-turner will keep readers riveted to their seats from opening gunshot to final sword thrust. (Science fiction. 12-15)"
Set at the end of the 19th century, this savage, enthralling melodrama pits a young would-be aviator against a high official so fiendishly clever and evil that his name—Bonvilain—seems a drastic understatement. Read full book review >