Search Results: "Daniel Ehrenhaft"


BOOK REVIEW

THE AFTER LIFE by Daniel Ehrenhaft
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Promising but unfulfilling. (Fiction. YA)"
Initially, the intriguing plot device of this teen problem novel is enticing, but on the whole, it fails to deliver. Read full book review >

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TELL IT TO NAOMI by Daniel Ehrenhaft
FICTION
Released: June 8, 2004

"However, hangers-on will definitely relish his easy style, well-conceived characterizations, and Dave's humorous insight and plight as he balances changing friendships, first love, and his notorious, new-found alter-ego. (Fiction. YA)"
Sophomore scrub Dave Rosen falls head over heels for bohemian senior Celeste Fanucci at first sight. Read full book review >

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THE LAST DOG ON EARTH by Daniel Ehrenhaft
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 11, 2003

"Though happenstance plays a large role in the plot, and the author has a tendency to trot in typecast characters, then summarily drop them, disaster-tale fans with a taste for the lurid will not be let down by this melodramatic, if predictable, chiller. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Warning: the dog dies. Read full book review >

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10 THINGS TO DO BEFORE I DIE by Daniel Ehrenhaft
ADVENTURE
Released: Nov. 9, 2004

"200 pages succumbed to and believed in Ted's full-throttle quest for complete spontaneity. (Fiction. YA)"
Ted Burger, 16 and with "Brillo pad hair," has always played it safe, choosing to experience the wilder sides of teenage-boydom vicariously through his bonkers best friend, Mark. Read full book review >

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THAT’S LIFE, SAMARA BROOKS by Daniel Ehrenhaft
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 9, 2010

"A few funny, touching moments cannot save this convoluted mess. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Ridiculous theories of science and the paranormal destroy a promising story of nature vs. nurture. Read full book review >

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DIRTY LAUNDRY by Daniel Ehrenhaft
FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Though the name Veronica Mars is invoked, neither Carli nor Fun is much of a sleuth, nor is this much of a mystery. (Mystery. 13 & up)"
When graffiti artist Fun is threatened with expulsion from Winchester, the last option for "dirty laundry" white-collar teens kicked out of every other East Coast school, he strikes a deal with the headmaster and his TV-producer father: Serve as the personal assistant to undercover actress Carli, who's conducting research for her new teen drama, and he will be allowed to graduate. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: May 1, 2006

"Truthfully, all Ehrenhaft really needs to succeed is to infuse the same wry, self-deprecating wit and spontaneity into his plotting that he so thoughtfully invokes in his characters. (Fiction. YA)"
Seventeen-year-old textbook geek Carlton Dunne IV has zero game and funnels his inner teenage male mojo into a comic strip called Signy the Superbad, which chronicles the smashes and crashes of a buxom blonde Scottish crime-fighting vixen. Read full book review >

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HISTORY
Released: July 19, 2011

"There are a few nuggets of helpful information here, but readers will be too busy groaning to find them. (Nonfiction. 12 & up)"
Sounding like a corny uncle knee-slapping his way through a civics textbook, or perhaps a high-school history teacher certain that name-dropping rock bands will make him seem hip, this full-color guidebook aims for edutainment but falls far short. Read full book review >

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DANIEL LOWE
by Megan Labrise

A few months shy of his 60th birthday, Daniel Lowe’s publishing dreams came true—with a novel that proceeds from a nightmarish premise.

In All That’s Left to Tell, a mid-level American executive named Marc Laurent is held captive in Pakistan by two local guards. Each day he is blindfolded and an English-speaking woman, who identifies herself as “Josephine,” questions ...


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DANIEL SUAREZ
by Clayton Moore

Daniel Suarez finally made it to the future in his new novel, Change Agent, which Kirkus’ reviewer says is “...his most entertaining high-tech thriller yet.”

The author sometimes gets pegged as a science fiction author because his previous bestsellers—Daemon, Freedom, Kill Decision, and Influx—all revolve around technologies that are just around the corner. In Change Agent ...


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BOOK REVIEW

LIBRARY MOUSE by Daniel Kirk
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"The familiar characters make this architectural adventure feel downright homey. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Sam the mouse and his friend Sarah are back in a new, fifth adventure, and this time, it's centered on the renovations to their library home. Read full book review >

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KEISHA ANN CAN! by Daniel Kirk
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2008

"One caveat: Readers of a certain generation may find themselves reading aloud to the rhythm of the 'Candy Man' song. (Picture book. 4-7)"
With jaunty rhymes and a spunky heroine brimming with a go-to attitude, Kirk's sprightly tale encourages readers to let their inner star shine. Read full book review >