Search Results: "Cynthia Voigt"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BOOK OF KINGS by Cynthia Voigt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Not a stand-alone book, this conclusion will appeal to those who enjoy a challenging read and who have followed Max's previous adventures. (Adventure. 10-14)"
In the final act of the Mister Max trilogy, the 12-year-old solutioneer is confronted with his biggest problem yet: masterminding the rescue of his parents, held captives as king and queen of a small South American country. Read full book review >

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A SOLITARY BLUE by Cynthia Voigt
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 9, 1983

"However, Jeff's own feelings at every stage are compellingly real and affecting; the growing closeness between him and his father is moving and subtly developed; and his own emotional development and growing character (that old-fashioned term is the only word for it) brings out Voigt at her best, as well."
This is the story of Jeff Greene, the guitar-playing high school boy Dicey Tillerman meets in Dicey's Song (1982)—but the connection isn't made until near the end. Read full book review >

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ON FORTUNE'S WHEEL by Cynthia Voigt
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 1990

"A satisfying love story, a grand adventure, and a rich mix of ideas and action."
Returning to the vividly portrayed imaginary medieval world of Jackaroo (1985), Voigt tells of another-innkeeper's daughter, two generations later, who also struggles with her society's rigidity on her way to a self-defined, productive life. Read full book review >

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IZZY, WILLY-NILLY by Cynthia Voigt
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1986

"Izzy is a winner."
Izzy, a nice 15-year-old in the best sense of that overused word, restructures her life after losing a leg in an automobile accident. Read full book review >

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THE WINGS OF A FALCON by Cynthia Voigt
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Grand, thought-provoking entertainment. (Fiction. 12+)"
In the mythical land of Jackaroo (1985), another long tale crowded with action and driven by its themes, with well- individualized characters carefully devised to enact them. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION
Released: July 1, 2006

"Subplots pad the whole, but do not advance plot or character development—a shame in an otherwise wickedly delicious offering. (Fiction. 12+)"
Mikey and Margalo, the redoubtable Bad Girls, are back for ninth grade and a new set of conflicts with both peers and authority figures. Read full book review >

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BAD, BADDER, BADDEST by Cynthia Voigt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"A rich, entertaining episode featuring a pair of Voigt's most memorable characters since the Tillermans. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Fresh from their debut (Bad Girls, 1996), sixth-graders Mikey and Margalo cement their gloriously improbable friendship in a painful—sometimes side-splitting—effort to save Mikey's parents' marriage. Read full book review >

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ORFE by Cynthia Voigt
FICTION
Released: Oct. 30, 1992

"A powerful novel—brief and deceptively easy to read—that's fashioned with imagination and skill. (Fiction. 14+)"
Enny and Orph are friends in grade school; bright and idiosyncratic, both are outcasts, but Orph helps Enny learn to face down the bullies who torment her with stories full of hate and pain. Read full book review >

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IT’S NOT EASY BEING BAD by Cynthia Voigt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"It will come as no great surprise to Mikey and Margalo's fans that they triumph in the end—with badness intact—but that is almost incidental to the oh-so-naughty fun of watching how they get to it. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Mikey and Margalo, Voigt's redoubtable Bad Girls (1996—and Bad, Badder, Baddest, 1997), return for a third wickedly satisfying outing. Read full book review >

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SONS FROM AFAR by Cynthia Voigt
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 1987

"It's also clear that Voigt has, with her usual careful crafting, built toward this moment with every line of a complex novel."
Continuing the story of the Tillermans of Crisfield, Md. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COME A STRANGER by Cynthia Voigt
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1986

"Not a sequel but a parallel narrative that Voigt's fans will be eager to read; it should bring her new fans as well."
In another fine novel about Crisfield, Md., Voigt tells of the growing up of Mina Smiths, fondly remembered as the girl who brilliantly defended Dicey Tillerman when the English teacher accused her of plagiarism (in Dicey's Song), and for her friendship with Tamer Shipp (of The Runner). Read full book review >

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BAD GIRLS by Cynthia Voigt
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1996

"Unrepentant to the end, this pair of unlikable but admirably capable mavericks outmatch even Barbara Robinson's Herdman family for sheer sand. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A distinguished writer is at the top of her form in a sharp and sassy tale of two fifth-grade troublemakers. Read full book review >