Search Results: "Geoff Herbach"


BOOK REVIEW

STUPID FAST by Geoff Herbach
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2011

"A little tightening of the plot screws could have led to this uneven novel being stupid good. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
A rambling ode to male adolescent angst. Read full book review >

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THE MIRACLE LETTERS OF T. RIMBERG by Geoff Herbach
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2008

"Herbach's debut is an odd read—simple, even spartan, on one hand, but luxuriantly flaky on the other."
The epistolary novel lives, albeit in this rather strange variation. Read full book review >

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FAT BOY VS. THE CHEERLEADERS by Geoff Herbach
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 6, 2014

"A funny popcorn read with more fiber than empty calories. (Fiction. 13-17)"
When the dance team purloins the band's funding, a fat boy fights back. Read full book review >

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I'M WITH STUPID by Geoff Herbach
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 1, 2013

"A memorable character from an author worth watching. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A football star copes with his father's suicide. Read full book review >

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NOTHING SPECIAL by Geoff Herbach
Released: May 1, 2012

"If Herbach had avoided playing narrative games and just run with his story, this might have been something special. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Over the course of a cataclysmically awful trip, Felton Reinstein journals for his girlfriend about breakthroughs in his familial relationships. Read full book review >

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HAIR-POCALYPSE by Geoff Herbach
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Fun if didactic. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A messy boy comes to a compromise after a school day spent trying to tame his unruly head of hair. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 22, 2017

"A hortatory call to arms for young people and a harsh critique of their ruling elders."
A young Canadian journalist argues that a unique generational values shift is occurring that may upend just about everything to save the planet. Read full book review >

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THE TAPPER TWINS GO TO WAR (WITH EACH OTHER) by Geoff Rodkey
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2015

"This frothy family contretemps ends on a note of sincere reconciliation (once Reese's hair grows back out, anyway)—that's presumably upended in time for the sequel. (Fiction. 10-12)"
An escalating sibling spat delivers "a buttload of life lessons" along with tears, terrible smells, a dorky mohawk and massive numbers of video game casualties. Read full book review >

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THE COLOUR OF MEMORY by Geoff Dyer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 20, 2014

"Random sharp insights and images are studded inside this leisurely and oddly innocent chronicle of British Gen-X slackers."
Dyer, the prolific British essayist and novelist who now lives in the U.S. and won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Otherwise Known as the Human Condition (2011), published his first novel—an impressionistic, affectionate portrait of a group of 1980s British bohemians—in the U.K. in 1989. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 5, 2014

"Somewhat more optimistic than Harry Dent Jr.'s The Demographic Cliff (2013), insistent that the key to Western influence-shaping lies in economic housecleaning. All bets are on as to whether that can happen."
It's in all the headlines: China and the United States are increasingly at loggerheads. As Financial Times journalist Dyer notes, it's likely to get more heated in years to come. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 20, 2013

"A well-honed chronicle of a significant national disaster, especially timely following the destruction of Sandy."
Deeply researched, personal accounts of the Midwestern natural disaster whose ramifications can be felt today. Read full book review >