Search Results: "David Yoo"


BOOK REVIEW

THE CHOKE ARTIST by David Yoo
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 19, 2012

"A brave exercise in self-revelation but a decidedly sour, depressing reading experience."
A portrait of the artist as a glum man. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAVID by Mary Hoffman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Nonfiction masquerading as a novel and failing as either sort of narrative. (character list, historical note, glossary) (Historical fiction. 13 & up)"
The author of the Stravaganaza series reveals the muse behind Michelangelo's David. Read full book review >

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THE DETENTION CLUB by David Yoo
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 21, 2011

"A slow start and a few uncomfortable laughs mar this at-times funny tale of a sixth-grade outcast. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Being cool in the sixth grade turns out to be an unexpected challenge. Read full book review >

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GIRLS FOR BREAKFAST by David Yoo
FICTION
Released: May 24, 2005

"A more sympathetic character—one who embraced his individuality—would've made this a more satisfying read. (Fiction. YA)"
What could have been a heartwarming coming-of-age story about a Korean-American teenager struggling to make peace with his heritage is instead a glimpse into the life of self-absorbed Nick Park, who forsakes everything to gain popularity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STOP ME IF YOU’VE HEARD THIS ONE BEFORE by David Yoo
FICTION
Released: Sept. 30, 2008

"This will work best in collections serving large populations of Asian-American teens. (Fiction. YA)"
In 1995, Korean-American high-school junior Albert Kim has decided to be an intentional loser, figuring that no social obligations means no need for social skills. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOO-HOO, LADYBUG! by Mem Fox
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 7, 2013

"Fox's playful rhymes steer young preschoolers along on this very satisfying excursion. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A ladybug that likes to hide drives the action in this cheery, rhyming romp. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOO HOO, MOON! by Mary Blocksma
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"The text is on a pleasing blue ground, carrying out the nighttime theme and providing a soothing frame for Brewster's comical watercolors of a pillow-soft world and cuddly-looking creatures, glowing with rich, dark tones. (Easy reader. 4-7)"
On ``Level 1'' of the ``Bank Street Ready-to-Read'' series, an appealing story about a little bear whose animal friends cheerfully awake to help summon the moon she says she needs before she can go to sleep. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAVID BOWIE by Paul Trynka
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 18, 2011

"Bowie nerds will love it, and music nerds will admire it; regular nerds and most others will think it's about 150 pages too long."
Everything you always wanted to know about the Thin White Duke. Everything. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAVID COPPERFIELD by Charles Dickens
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Marks's storytelling skills are further demonstrated by the different sizes of the pictures, their distribution, and layout—on the whole, they evocatively conjure this hearty tale, and will send readers off to the original. (Picture book. 8-12)"
A more or less self-contained excerpt from the novel, in a creative abridgement done by Dickens for one of his public readings (Anthea Bell's afterword provides notes about these performances and the texts Dickens prepared for them). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAVID BOWIE by Dylan Jones
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A dishy but overstuffed and overly praiseful portrait."
A sweeping, gossipy biography of the chameleonic pop star in the form of an oral history, with input from dozens of collaborators, lovers, and admirers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Psyaint David by Wayne  Lanter
Released: May 22, 2016

"An unusual and artistically ambitious—but convoluted—account of a New York City gripped by fear."
A thriller chronicles a metropolis' descent into moral chaos. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAVID ROBINSON by Glen Macnow
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"This guy's no sorry role model. (Biography. 9-15)"
A well-paced sport-celebrity profile of David Robinson, superstar center for basketball's San Antonio Spurs. Read full book review >