Search Results: "Han Han"


BOOK REVIEW

THE MAGIC HORSE OF HAN GAN by Chen Jiang Hong
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 1, 2006

"Shelve this plainly told tale next to such similar tales of artistic transformations as Elizabeth Partridge's Kogi's Mysterious Journey (2003), Margaret Leaf's Eyes of the Dragon (1987) or the various renditions of 'The Boy Who Drew Cats.' (author's note) (Picture book. 7-9)"
Hong illustrates this new, if familiarly premised, legend about a historical Tang Dynasty artist with big, splendidly accomplished paintings, brushed on brown silk in a traditional style. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"A must-read for anyone, especially 20- and 30-somethings, itching to understand China today."
China's bad-boy blogger and auto-racing hero Han Han tells it like it is in the People's Republic, relying on a deep reservoir of wit and wisdom and a wily insistence on justice for all. Read full book review >

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A SMALL REVOLUTION by Jimin Han
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2017

"Intriguing, suspenseful, sometimes frustrating; an eerily timeless story."
In this compact debut novel, a young woman receives a swift education in love, violence, and the politics of 1980s Korea. Read full book review >

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P.S. I STILL LOVE YOU by Jenny Han
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 26, 2015

"A satisfying if slightly lesser sequel. (Romance. 13-17)"
Lara Jean's romantic entanglements complicate themselves further. Read full book review >

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A FACE IN EVERY WINDOW by Han Nolan
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Most, not all, of the people here make good choices, and Nolan beautifully captures the shifts and textures of human relationships. (Fiction. 12-15)"
A teenager's resistance to change drives this meaty tale from Nolan (Dancing On The Edge, 1997, etc.), about people who are reinventing themselves, or reaffirming who they are. Read full book review >

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TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE by Jenny Han
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 2, 2014

"Regardless, readers will likely be so swept up in the romance they can read past any flaws. (Fiction. 14-18)"
An ultimately compelling exploration of teenage growth and young love. Read full book review >

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WE'LL ALWAYS HAVE SUMMER by Jenny Han
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 3, 2011

"Han's impressive ear for and pitch-perfect reproduction of the interactions between not-quite-adult older teens make this an appealing conclusion to this trilogy romance among bright middle-class young people. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Can teenage love ever be forever? Read full book review >

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SHUG by Jenny Han
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2006

"Contradictions and complications in friendships, boys, teachers, family—all familiar territory for young teens and all explored with an authentic, appealing sure-handedness. (Fiction. 11-13)"
First-person narrator Annemarie Wilcox (known to her family as Shug because of her mother's devotion to Alice Walker's The Color Purple) is articulate, perceptive and reluctant to embrace the changes occurring in her life. Read full book review >

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WHEN WE WERE SAINTS by Han Nolan
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"That certainly may be the point, but as a narrative strategy, it's more than a little frustrating. (Fiction. YA)"
"Young man, you are a saint!" are Archie's grandfather's dying words. Read full book review >

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FIXER CHAO by Han Ong
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2001

"There's a little of J.P. Donleavy's Ginger Man in Ong's William, but Fixer Chao is nevertheless an original and perversely entertaining creation: a luminous picaresque with a distinctive mixture of farce and savagery."
A complex and troubling portrayal of alienation develops surely from this lively and often very funny first novel by a MacArthur-winning playwright and actor. Read full book review >

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PREGNANT PAUSE by Han Nolan
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 19, 2011

"Nolan proves once again that she can take a familiar story to surprising new heights. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Sixteen-year-old Elly is pregnant. Read full book review >

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CRAZY by Han Nolan
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

Since his mother's recent death, his mentally ill father, who tried to bury him alive at age six, has donned a homemade Spartan helmet as protection from mythological Furies, leaving 15-year-old Jason Papadopoulos feeling like he's living a Greek tragedy. Read full book review >