Search Results: "Chris Lynch"


BOOK REVIEW

KILLING TIME IN CRYSTAL CITY by Chris Lynch
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"Ultimately, readers will wonder just who they've been getting to know and whether they really know him at all. (Thriller. 14-17)"
A meditation on belonging, choices and denial. Read full book review >

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CASUALTIES OF WAR by Chris Lynch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"An excellent war saga that will leave readers feeling they have been through something monumental. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Lynch's Vietnam War series concludes with the final narrative of four friends caught in the chaos of war. Read full book review >

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DEAD IN THE WATER by Chris Lynch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"Satisfied readers will look forward to the next volume in this worthy, low-key but piquant series. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
In this second volume of his series on World War II (The Right Fight, 2014), Lynch turns his raw-boned storytelling talents to the Pacific theater. Read full book review >

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SHARPSHOOTER by Chris Lynch
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"The best Vietnam War novels yet for this age range. (Fiction. 9-13)"
In the second installment of his Vietnam War series, Lynch follows 18-year-old Ivan Bucyk, one of four friends who pledged to go to war together once one was drafted. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KILL SWITCH by Chris Lynch
Released: April 17, 2012

"Lynch's normally exciting work is apparently deep under cover on this mission. (Thriller. 13 & up)"
An Alzheimer's-fueled thriller fizzles. Read full book review >

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HIT COUNT by Chris Lynch
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 19, 2015

"This intense, timely story provides incredible insight into the reasons why knowledge of football's potential danger is not enough to keep young players from taking the field. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A high school football player is relentless in his effort to become a ferocious linebacker, ignoring the damage his body may be experiencing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RIGHT FIGHT by Chris Lynch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"As he did with his four-volume Vietnam series, Lynch effectively takes readers back to the good war. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
All the sizzle, chaos, noise and scariness of war is clay in the hands of ace storyteller Lynch. Read full book review >

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ANGRY YOUNG MAN by Chris Lynch
FICTION
Released: Feb. 8, 2011

"While some may find the resolution too tidy and rushed, ultimately this is a unique thriller for older teens. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Robert's younger brother Alexander (Xan) has always been an oddball, but as they shift into adulthood, Robert increasingly worries about Xan's ability to function in the world in this intense, intelligent work of realistic fiction. Read full book review >

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THE BIG GAME OF EVERYTHING by Chris Lynch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"This uneven mixture of relationships and sports is a bogey for the usually reliable Lynch. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Twelve-year-old Onion Jock's grandfather made a fortune inventing a golf-course-cleaning contraption and now runs his own 13-hole course, his barber father rebels against the system by discouraging haircuts and his brother is a finance-obsessed pugilist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CYBERIA by Chris Lynch
ADVENTURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Additionally, the story doesn't resolve; it pauses, leaving the reader unsatisfied and curious for more. (Science fiction. 9-12)"
Lynch's latest, the first in a science-fiction series that can be described as a dystopian comedy, introduces protagonist Zane, who lives in a world where computer technology has all but eclipsed human relationships. Read full book review >