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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LITTLE BLUE LIES by Chris Lynch
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"A worthwhile romp, if not quite a jackpot. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
A lovelorn teen messes with the mob in order to save his blue-collar girlfriend in this unusual comedy of social class. Read full book review >

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PIECES by Chris Lynch
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 5, 2013

"Exceptional. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
A teenage boy seeks connections with the people who received his beloved brother's donated organs in this darkly humorous novel by the author of Inexcusable (2005). Read full book review >

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FREE-FIRE ZONE by Chris Lynch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"A fine portrayal of friends and war. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
The third installment of Lynch's Vietnam War series follows Rudi, one of four friends who enlisted at the same time and are now in separate branches of the military. Read full book review >

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WALKING WOUNDED by Chris Lynch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"A powerful antidote to those who would glorify war. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
The fifth installment in Lynch's Vietnam series continues the story of four friends who entered the war together and have now been forever changed by it. 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 >