Search Results: "Chris Weitz"


BOOK REVIEW

THE YOUNG WORLD by Chris Weitz
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 29, 2014

"A post-apocalyptic teen novel that's far from just another post-apocalyptic teen novel. (Post-apocalyptic adventure. 13 & up)"
A twisted Neverland where you don't get older, you just die. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HITLER'S BANKER by John Weitz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 13, 1997

This biography of a major figure of the Nazi regime raises tough ethical questions about the nature of collaboration and patriotism. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Feisty Old Ladies by Cynthia Weitz
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 6, 2014

"An affecting, amusing whodunit that defies ageist stereotypes."
Sexy senior socialite Margot Manning makes friends and investigates suspicious deaths during her short-term stay at the Shady Palms life-care center in this mystery debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Not much new here—at least for female readers—but should provide women's-studies classes with points for discussion. (16 pp. b&w photos, not seen)"
A sociologist looks at why hair matters so much and what our concerns about hair have to say about who we are, as well as who we hope to be. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COLLEGE GIRL by Patricia Weitz
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"A deft, modest coming-of-age tale from debut author Weitz."
Fragile coed with working-class roots struggles to come out of her shell during her last year at an East Coast university. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 18, 1992

"A splendid and horrifying romp through the culverts of modern history. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
What can a celebrated fashion designer tell you about the history of Germany's Third Reich? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"Despite this lack of documentation, Weitz tells a good story of some obscure heroines of France's dark years."
An oral history of women who served courageously and well in a variety of roles in the French Resistance in WW II. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AWESOME ORIGINS by Chris Giarrusso
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 17, 2015

"Formulaic, built on well-worn tropes and replete with cheap jabs at grown-ups—destined, in other words, to be an easy sell. (afterword) (Graphic/fantasy hybrid. 9-11)"
Spun off from Giarrusso's G-Man comics series, a wannabe superhero's journal assignment records epic triumphs along with a catalog of middle-grade woes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DINOTRUX DIG THE BEACH by Chris Gall
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 2, 2015

"Readers won't want to wait to find out where the Dinotrux will go next. (Picture book. 6-8)"
The third in Gall's crashing, smashing series takes the hot and grumpy Dinotrux on a vacation to the beach. What mayhem will ensue? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PIP AND THE TWILIGHT SEEKERS by Chris Mould
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Children who read this wretched stuff may grow up to write like this—don't let it happen. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
There are murky goings-on in Hangman's Hollow and Spindlewood Forest as Pip, Frankie and Toad continue the tale begun in Pip and the Wood Witch Curse (2012). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THERE’S NOTHING TO DO ON MARS by Chris Gall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"There probably won't be much to do there, either, right? (Picture book. 6-8)"
Following a story arc that's been popular at least since Ellen Raskin's Nothing Ever Happens On My Block! (1966), young Davey fails to find anything to relieve his boredom in the rugged Martian landscape—not the fish skeleton, the giant face, the half-buried Mars Rover or even the horde of froggy Martians leaping about in a wild (and, of course, futile) rain dance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OTTOLINE AND THE YELLOW CAT by Chris Riddell
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2008

"Shelve this, the first volume of a projected three, with the graphic novels. (Fiction. 10-12)"
A tale told in intricate, finely detailed pictures linked by occasional brief bursts of prose introduces Eloise-like young Ottoline, who shares a large apartment with hair-covered sidekick Mr. Munroe, collects odd single shoes and postcards from her parents (who are generally off on travels) and solves mysteries. Read full book review >