Search Results: "Dakota Meyer"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 25, 2012

"Combat memoirs don't get any more personal, and Meyer deserves honors for his honesty here just as much as for his experiences in the field."
Scarifying memoir by Medal of Honor winner Meyer, proving that war is indeed hell—and the bureaucracy of war more hellish still. Read full book review >

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THE ORPHEUS OBSESSION by Dakota Lane
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: July 1, 2005

"Sharp and hypnotic. (Fiction. YA)"
This myth-linked reality tale in incisive prose has a glittering Weetzie Bat sensibility. Read full book review >

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GOTHIC LOLITA by Dakota Lane
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 25, 2008

"As the novel progresses, it becomes easier to track the plot, but ultimately this work emphasizes style over substance and its languid pace fails to support its self-proclaimed designation as a thriller. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
Atmospherically moody and often confusing, this dual narrative is told from the perspective of two teenage girls: Miya, who lives in Tokyo, and Chelsea, in California. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET LIFE OF IT GIRLS by Dakota Lane
FICTION
Released: June 5, 2007

"Daring but uneven. (Short stories. 12+)"
This innovative combination of photo shoot and short-story collection looks at the "it girl" from the inside. Read full book review >

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JOHNNY VOODOO by Dakota Lane
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"A brooding, atmospheric story. (Fiction. 12+)"
From a new author, a haunting, sometimes intensely sensual tale of failed teenage love, set in a small bayou town. Read full book review >

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HERE COMES THE RECYCLING TRUCK! by Meyer Seltzer
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1992

"Useful. (Nonfiction. 4-8)"
The driver here may be unusual—she's young Elisa Seltzer; otherwise, this simple photo essay details a typical recycling scheme. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET OF THE SCARAB BEETLE by William Meyer
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"An uninspiring series debut. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
After the death of his grandfather, sixth-grader Horace must risk danger to ensure the survival of an entire culture. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"This headstrong heroine shows signs of wearing out. (Historical fiction. 14 & up)"
Jacky Faber sails back to Boston and into trouble in the 11th book in this entertaining but increasingly formulaic series. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 3, 2011

"This resilient and exuberant heroine deserves a stamp of approval. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
Jacky Faber must once again fight and flirt her way across land and sea to reach her beloved Jaimy Fletcher in the ninth book of this stirring historical series. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: June 1, 2004

"Breathless readers don't have to know the first installment to thrill to this one, but they will long for the next. (Fiction. YA)"
The sequel to Bloody Jack (2002) is a rousing adventure, short on character development but perfectly delicious in all other ways. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"With the blessing,' the next Jacky adventure will come along soon. (Fiction. YA)"
The third installment—"and the Dear knows"—of Jacky Faber, now back in England and pressed into ship service despite being all girl and all of 15. Read full book review >