Search Results: "Gordon Korman"


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MASTERMINDS by Gordon Korman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"A fresh premise, good pacing, surprising twists and engaging characters all combine to make this a series worth following. (Adventure. 8-12)"
With no unemployment, no homelessness and no crime, Serenity, New Mexico, is the perfect town. Or is it? Read full book review >

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MEMORY MAZE by Gordon Korman
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 29, 2014

"Not Korman's best but good for a summer read. (Suspense fantasy. 9-12)"
A new identity can't keep Jackson Opus and his parents out of harm's way. Read full book review >

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THE HYPNOTISTS by Gordon Korman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"There's action aplenty, and belly laughs too—though the implication that benders have played significant roles in history and are among us now may leave readers feeling queasy. (Suspense fantasy. 10-13)"
An unsettling premise and wildly escalating threats jump-start Korman's newest series. Read full book review >

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THE JUVIE THREE by Gordon Korman
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 2, 2008

"While perhaps a bit predictable, the emotional growth of each boy is nicely constructed and believable, and the dialogue is spot-on. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Three young miscreants are offered a shot at redemption in this unlikely but likable comedy of errors. Read full book review >

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HIDEOUT by Gordon Korman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"Easy, slick and silly; it's Saturday-morning-cartoon hijinks between the covers of a book. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Hiding out's easy; forcing 150 pounds of former guard dog to hide out—not so much. Read full book review >

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SWINDLE by Gordon Korman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2008

"Little goes according to plan, but everything turns out all right in this improbable but fun romp by the prolific and always entertaining Korman. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Eleven-year-old Griffin Bing is "the man with the plan." Read full book review >

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SCHOOLED by Gordon Korman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Tweens will definitely identify and could view their grandparents in a whole new light. (Fiction. 9-14)"
Thirteen-year-old Capricorn "Cap" Anderson has only left the Garland Farm Commune (founded 1967) with his grandmother ("Rain") a few times for supplies. Read full book review >

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FRAMED by Gordon Korman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Inspector Clouseau proud as well as plenty of improbable adult reactions…but it's just as goofball-funny and addictive as the previous two (Zoobreak, 2009, etc.). (Fiction. 9-12)"
"The Man With The Plan," Griffin Bing, and his 12-year-old fix-it clique have graduated to Cedarville Middle School, and the new principal is a total nightmare. Read full book review >

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SHOWOFF by Gordon Korman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"A bumpy, plot-driven ride that moves along at a brisk pace, enthusiastically catapulting toward a potentially disastrous and hilarious conclusion. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Intrepid man-with-a-plan Griffin is up to his old tricks in his fourth outing, accompanied by a cast of patient middle-school best friends, all on a mission to save an overly energetic dog. Read full book review >

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BORN TO ROCK! by Gordon Korman
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2006

"This has virtually the same plotline as Liza Conrad's 'chicklet-lit' Rock My World (2005), and the two would make a great couple. (Fiction. YA)"
Korman is a good date: Laugh-out-loud funny, honest, hot and sweet, he knows how to start a story with lines about Republicans and body-cavity searches in the first few pages. Read full book review >

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UNGIFTED by Gordon Korman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 21, 2012

"Frequent allusions to The Wizard of Oz—with Tin Man the robot, Oz the teacher and themes of brains, heart and courage—add to the charm of this tale of a boy finding his home. (Fiction. 10-14)"
The last thing troublemaker and mediocre student Donovan Curtis ever expected was a transfer from Hardcastle Middle School to the prestigious Academy for Scholastic Distinction. Read full book review >

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ZOOBREAK by Gordon Korman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"The author's fans will be more than pleased, and those unfamiliar with the first will likely look it up. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Griffin Bing, "The Man With The Plan," and his full complement of co-conspirators from Swindle (2008) are back. Read full book review >